hi, i am new here so if this is wrong please tell me.....i need help with wireless internet....we have bought a laptop and want to go wireless through our pc...but don't really know where to start...we were 1st told that we needed to download window xp service pack 2 but our computer is only 2 yrs old, so we didn't know if this was true...we have the wireless router connected....sorry if it doesn't make sense!!
its a dell inspiron 6400, it says that its got built in wireless, yeah we bought the bt adsl wireless router, its connected to the pc but when you go to control panel and network settings theres nothing about wireless so we clicked add new connection and went through the process of instructions but at the end it said it hadn't worked but it never asked any questions about the router
Make sure the laptops settings are set to Automatically Detect setting and not Dial-up.
To do this open Internet Explorer and select Internet Options. From here click the Connections tab, then the LAN settings button. In the next window click the "Automatically Detect" setting radio button, then OK twice.
Unless you have a router that accepts wireless connections before it is configured - ie. a Voyager - you must connect the router to the client by Ethernet cable. One is often supplied; if it is not, then must source one.
Open a browser and enter the IP address of the router's default gateway into the address bar. This is normally 192.168.*.1 where * is variable by brand. From here, you set up a new internet connection, enable the wireless service and make a few other changes.
Obviously you will not be able to access the internet while doing this procedure as the router must have access to the ADSL line. If an ADSL modem is present and in use on another PC, the router will not be able to be configured.