Laptop to Desktop Pc

  jovee121208 14:34 PM 25 Apr 12
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Help needed....i have a Desktop PC windows 7 pro connected by ethernet cable which is downstairs..i have a Samsung r-159 laptop which has wireless also windows 7 pro which is upstairs,the problem i am having is that the laptop will not connect to the internet,it keeps saying it needs to be connected by a cable,can anyone figure this out for me please.

Thank you

  mgmcc 17:52 PM 25 Apr 12

Is the Laptop's "wireless" switched on? This is usually done either with a physical switch on the edge of the Laptop or with a combination of the Fn key and one of the F keys along the top.

If its WiFi is definitely enabled, clicking the network icon beside the clock should bring up a list of the networks that it finds. Click the entry whose SSID matches that of your router and you should be prompted to enter the WEP/WPA/WPA2 key and then be connected.

Only if its WiFi hasn't been enabled should it tell you to connect with an ethernet cable.

  jovee121208 20:21 PM 25 Apr 12

Hi, The wireless automatically comes on,the network icon does not bring up a list of networks even though the laptop is on upstairs,but it keeps on asking for to plug in an ethernet cable,saying that i went into device manager and there is a question mark which points at network controller driver.

  mgmcc 20:30 PM 25 Apr 12

It would appear then that the drivers haven't been installed for the network adapter that has the question mark against it.

  jovee121208 22:45 PM 25 Apr 12

Do you know what drivers i would need then and where to find them as this is all new to me.

Thank you

  jovee121208 22:47 PM 25 Apr 12

My laptop is a Samsung NP-R519 and not as in the first post as i made a mistake.

  mgmcc 08:51 AM 26 Apr 12

I am a bit confused. On the Samsung site they show an R610 (NP-R610, picture & link), but if I try to find NP-R519 in the list, it doesn't go alphabetically passed NP-Q so I cannot see how to access drivers for other NP-R products. You may have to contact Samsung directly.

  john bunyan 09:12 AM 26 Apr 12

In device manager, highlight the item, right click and choose update drivers.

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