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My problem is my laptop cannot find my wireless router.
This is what I have:
SpeedTouch 580 wireless router
laptop with inbuilt network adapter Intel(R)PROwireless 2200 BG
I have powered up my wireless router and all the display lights are green except for the WLAN light which is red.
I've switched all security off. But my laptop cannot detect the router - when I try and connect it just says no 'wireless networks were found in range'.
I know this is a common thread but everything I've tried just won't work.
Can you please help this frustrated kid?
Not sure. How do I check that?
I don't have a SpeedTouch router but within its settings there should be an option to toggle its Wireless Access Point (which is what makes it a "Wireless" router) On/Off. The fact that it is displaying a red WLAN light suggests that the wireless LAN may need to be switched on.
I have checked the router's Access Point Settings and the "Wireless interface enabled" box is ticked. Would that be it?
Yes, that should be it. Do you have a manual (possibly on the CD) that tells you what a red WLAN light indicates?
Have the checked the trouble shooting section on the manual on the CD but it says nothing about a red WLAN. Only gives advice when "none of the LEDs light up"
Checked the website speedtouch.com but nothing there either...
Have just checked another website for the SpeedTouch
and it says "WLAN indicates Red when in default state, level 0 security, i.e. no encryption."
So I guess the red WLAN is not the problem then...
The Service Set ID is being broadcast, yes? If it's not, it will prevent a first-time connection. It can be switched off for subsequent use.
And is the wireless device's adapter powered up? You can still access the Available Networks List window if the adapter is switched off and it will not specifically tell you that it's off other than displaying the red cross on the WLAN icon in the Notification Area. This can be a bit annoying if the adapter is off and you haven't noticed.
Follow the steps to see if you have any connectivity at all:
This will reveal your PC's network DNS suffix(name), the IP address of your PC, and the IP address of your router (you may already know your IP address-your router will be something like 192.168.2.1 and your PC 192.168.2.2 etc etc)
This test will reveal if your PC recognises the network & router
From your PC, again click Start>run
At the command prompt then type:
(or what ever the IP for your router is - leave the space after ping!)
If your PC can see your router you will get a response recorded in milliseconds - try the same procedure between other PCs on your network.
If you get no response at all you have no network connection at all.
I ran an ipconfig and it says
Ethernet Adapter Wireless network Connection
I wired this laptop to the router to get the IP address of the router, then I disconnected the wire from the router and tried to ping the router.
I got this message:
Pinging 10.0.0.138 with 32 bytes of data:
Ping statistics for 10.0.0.138:
packets: sent=4, received=0, lost =4(100%lost)
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