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WiFi: Does anyone know someone that can connect it?

I'm fed up with trying to connect my (new) laptop to wifi, I've had it connected a few times but then it disconnects. I can't even be bothered to explain the messages I get & to be honest, I know that if i spend another hour on it I will throw it out of the window...

So am looking for the easy (ie LAZY) option...does anyone know someone reputable that can do this type of work for me (for a 'reasonable' price)
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Old 08.11.2008, 10:14
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Re: WiFi: Does anyone know someone that can connect it?

Where do you live, what's the operating system and what's the kit you are using?
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Re: WiFi: Does anyone know someone that can connect it?

I worked for US Robotics as a Level 2 Tech. Supporter until they found it, it was cheaper to outsource to the Dominican Republic.

ok. You write it is a new laptop, so I assume your old PC worked with the router/ Access Point ?

When I dont know more than "can not connect" it is a bit difficult to give a useful advice, but try and reset it first. There will either be a reset hole, where you can reset it with apaper clip. Then try and set it up again without security.
If you can not find a reset hole, connect wired, open a DOS window and type "ipconfig". You will see a Standard Gateway. Type that into your webbrowser, and you will be able to restore to factory defaults.

If you have another pc that works perfectly fine, try and delete the wireless profile on your laptop. You will most likely have a builtin card, and the manufacturer will will also most likely have their own wireless software, so i can not tell you how to do that.

To help you better, please answer the following questons:

1: What AP/Router do you have ?
2: What is the OS and Wireless card of the affected PC ?
3: Is the AP working with another PC ?
4: Any error messages ?
5: additional information to the problem ?

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Old 08.11.2008, 11:54
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Re: WiFi: Does anyone know someone that can connect it?

jammidge, I wouldn't mind helping you out - just helped out another EFer last week. Sent you a PM
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Re: WiFi: Does anyone know someone that can connect it?

Hello James

Hope you are satisfied with the outcome. Don't forget to pass on a donation to EF - there ought to be a link somewhere in the forum.
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There ought to be a link somewhere ... there was a link some time ago, now gone: Donate button.
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Ah, I thought I saw that button some time ago ... thank you for highlighting.
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