Driving me crazy!
Hi - I am looking for some help/advice as I have just got wireless broadband
in the flat with BT Homehub but I can't seem to get my laptop to save the
settings I choose to connect. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
When I select Network Connections via control panel and right click Witeless
Network Connection and select properties sometimes there is a wireless tab to
select and sometimes not! If there is I select it and tick use windows to
configure.. select my homehub and OK. Sometimes it works sometimes it
doesn't - it is driving me crazy! I did use a cdrom that came with the
hardware that has loaded BT Wireless Connection Manager. If I try to connect
via this it will just not let me saying unable to connect. I am using a
Toshiba with Windows XP home.
Can anyone help a complete computer berk??
Re: Driving me crazy!
On 11-Aug-2006, =?Utf-8?B?QkI=?= <BB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> When I select Network Connections via control panel and right click Witeless
> Network Connection and select properties sometimes there is a wireless tab to
> select and sometimes not!
Could be a wireless adapter problem, some laptops have an energy
(battery) saving option so that you can turn the wireless adapter on
and off, depending on whether you need it or not.
Start - > Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer
Management -> Device Manager
Should have a Network adapters Tab, this should list
your wireless adapter. There should be no yellow
exclamation mark. You should be able to highlight it
and right click for properties to find out what drivers it is using.
When wireless is available a wireless icon should be in
the information bar. It may have a red X if it can't establish
a connection, but that's another story and a different problem.
First thing is to get the wireless adapter to start up reliably
and consistently. Of course it may be that the wireless
adapter itself is faulty, has a bad connection, or is
voltage sensitive to low battery voltage. In the latter
case it may be more reliable when you are working
with the mains adapter.
Another problem might be that MS drivers have
installed themselves which you should find out from
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