At a friend's house

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, Jul 26, 2005.

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    Guest Guest

    I brought my Dell laptop (Windows XP) with Siemen Wireless PCMCIA card to a
    friend's house. He had DSL Verizon service with a gateway which provided
    ethernet and wireless. The connection through ethernet worked fine (internet)
    but I could not get a wireless connection. I also could not get the wireless
    icon when I selected XP Network Connections. Are there options to set or
    security to deal with? Any suggestions on how to proceed?
    Guest, Jul 26, 2005
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    Jack \(MVP\) Guest

    Jack \(MVP\), Jul 27, 2005
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    Clark Guest

    Did you scan for networks, and if so what did you see? Did you find the
    network, did it show a security setting, could you see the SSID?

    Does you friend use MAC address filtering?

    Normally, you scan for a network, pick the one you want and click connect.
    You should be presented with an option to set up a profile or something that
    asks about security or something.

    I don't understand the part about the wireless icon. Do you not show a
    wireless connection in Network Connections whenever you have the wireless
    card installed?

    Clark, Jul 27, 2005
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