I've recently changed ISP to Vodafone, I can connect to the internet on the desktop p.c. no problem, but I can't seem to get access to the internet via the laptop. It say's that no network can be found. I've set the router up so that it's WEP protected.
The router is a Netgear DG834G Wireless ADSL Modem Router. The home computer is about 5 years old but the laptop is only about a year old and has Wi-Fi already built in. Can anyone offer me any advice with regards to getting online through the Laptop?
I've followed the instructions you gave me, I went to setup wireless network etc. It asked to insert a Flash Drive, I've inserted a USB memory stick (don't know if this is a Flash Drive but it's the only thing I have), it asked me to then insert it to every other computer that's required for the network, (this being the laptop and home p.c).
It say's it's saved it all but I still can't connect online. It mentioned something about 'insert the flash drive to the wireless access point', what does this mean?
No you will not lose the Home PC connection, If you are using a Router you have to go into the Browser you use to enter an address for the router setup page. Like for mine it's 192.168.1.1 that would be entered. It should tell you what to enter in the Router Manual or on the CD you got with it. in a readme file. In the Router settings you go to Wireless settings right down the SSID and your user name and password, do not try to setup Encryption until you can get it to connect. You then go into the WiFi settings this will depend on if it's built in or you use a PCMCIA card as I do. You then enter the above settings in the boxes where it asks for them