Laptop to Desktop Pc

  jovee121208 25 Apr 12

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 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 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 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 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 25 Apr 12

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

  mgmcc 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 26 Apr 12

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


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