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Internet problem on HP laptop

By ROFL-A-DUCK
Jul 1, 2008
  1. Ok, so we recently got wireless internet for a laptop we had gotten, We set the wireless internet up and the computer gives a "Dial-up Connection"

    here's it's exact words.

    Select the server you want to connect to and then enter your username and password.

    Connect to:

    Username:

    Password:

    Connect settings and cancel

    Useless I guess but ANYWAYS

    I am 100% sure that the wireless internet is working as it says its running on the laptop but when we try to make connections there is not a choice for lan or wireless internet only dial-up, private network,directly thru another computer or broadband, I need some guidance on what to do to get wireless working,

    Just to remind you I AM NOT COMPUTER SAVY So Please be specific,
     
  2. ROFL-A-DUCK

    ROFL-A-DUCK TS Rookie Topic Starter

    **** u dude

    soz my stupid friend replied a bunch of cuss words
     
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,468   +327

    First, use Control Panel (CP) -> Network Connections
    find the Dial-up, right-click->delete

    now start over like this;
    WIRE the system to your router so as to allow you to configure it for wireless connections.

    You need the default IP address for the specific Vender/Model router you have
    (post back and we can usually help you out)

    Once you have the IP address, use it in your browser to access the config page
    (you need the admin ID + Password: see your documentation)

    now you can set the
    1. channel
    2. ssid (do not use the default!)
    3. leave encryption off temporarily
    4. enable the WiFi radio and broadcast the SSID
    5. change the Admin Password (and write it down!)
    6. save the settings and the device should restart

    Your wired connection should still have internet access www.google.com/ :)

    Now disconnect the wire and enable your PC WiFi device.
    Use the CP-> Wireless Network Wizard to make a new connection

    You should now have WiFi Internet access www.google.com/ again :) :)
     
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