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a b B Homebuilt system
October 2, 2010 2:32:52 AM

Hi. One of my computer uses windows XP and cannot detect my wireless router. However, I have 2 laptops which can connect to the internet just fine. I was wondering what the problem was.

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a b B Homebuilt system
October 2, 2010 2:49:31 AM

Did u install the wifi adapter/card drivers? Win 7 is all auto Also did u broadcast name of SSID or choose to hide?
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 2, 2010 2:54:25 AM

batuchka said:
Did u install the wifi adapter/card drivers? Win 7 is all auto Also did u broadcast name of SSID or choose to hide?


im sorry im not familiar with the terminology. BTW its an old computer that has been working fine but recently couldnt connect to the internet. its on windows xp.

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a b B Homebuilt system
October 2, 2010 3:08:28 AM

When u are on those laptops - does 'detecting wireless networks' show the name assigned to your wifi router?
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 2, 2010 3:16:17 AM

batuchka said:
When u are on those laptops - does 'detecting wireless networks' show the name assigned to your wifi router?


sorry i wasnt clear. My 2 laptops can connect to my wireless network fine. Its my desktop with windows xp that cannot. WHen i click "view available networks" it says none. I dont know why. I made sure Wireless Zero Configuration was set to start but it still doesnt work. i dont know why i cant see a list of available networks.
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a b F Wireless
October 2, 2010 3:29:36 AM

Under network connections in control panel is wireless enabled?
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 2, 2010 4:37:35 AM

never mind finally got it to work.
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