Cannot connect to other wireless networks

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Gator, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. Gator

    Gator Guest

    I need help. Everytime I take my laptop out of the house and try connecting
    to wi-fi somewhere I cannot. It tells me that I am connected but when I
    click on internet explorer and get "cannot display page." Is there a setting
    that I have wrong or something? I don't know what to do and AT&T wants me to
    pay for help when I already give them a lot of money for their services a
    month. I just tried recently at a hotel where they had wi-fi and 2 other
    people in the room got connections and I didn't. If someone could tell me
    what all my setting should be at step by step then I could run through and
    make sure I have it all checked. I don't know what else to do. Please help.
    Thank you in advance.
    Gator, Nov 8, 2008
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    Barb Bowman Guest

    can you post a copy of ipconfig /all as a text file when you can NOT
    connect. and one when you CAN connect

    instructions are at:


    Barb Bowman
    Barb Bowman, Nov 8, 2008
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    Lem Guest

    Have you ever successfully connected using wifi *anywhere*? If not,
    perhaps (a) your laptop does not have built-in wifi or (b) (more likely)
    your laptop's built-in wifi adapter is turned off. Many laptops have
    either a physical switch or a combination of keys to press to turn the
    wifi on and off.

    See the documentation that came with your laptop.

    Lem -- MS-MVP

    To the moon and back with 2K words of RAM and 36K words of ROM.
    Lem, Nov 8, 2008
  4. Hi
    You probably using secure Wireless at Home.
    Free Hot Spots usually are open.
    Try to disable the Wireless Laptop security and see if it works.
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Nov 8, 2008
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