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Wireless Connection

By joshcheste1
Jun 30, 2007
  1. I am trying to get my laptop to run off my wireless rotor on my computer, but it asks for a passphrase. Can anyone tell me where I can find that on my cpu. and if i get the conncection will i get the same internet or do i have to install that too?
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,449   +324

    hum; do you have the wireless router or are you accessing some unknown network?

    NORMALLY; we create the physical network like:
    Code:
    modem--wired--router --wired--system
    and configure the wireless feature SSID and the encryption type (wep/wpa)
    and define OUR OWN passphrase. Then we swap to a network like:
    Code:
    modem--wired--router--(wireless)--system(s)
    and then connect to OUR SSID and enter the passphrase we created ourselves.
     
  3. joshcheste1

    joshcheste1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i am trying to access my home computer through my routor, i have a connection but I can't get the internet to come up. Thats what i'm stuck on now.
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,449   +324

    start with the first-wired network. power off the router, wait 1 minute and then
    power it back up.

    test your TCP configuration;
    run->cmd /k ipconfig /all
     
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