How do I get wireless internet to work on my Windows XP?
Question: I already have an internet modem working at home. But my Windows XP doesn't seem to have a wireless option. I called AT&T, and was told that I have to install an internet driver via Windows/Microsoft. Then I called Windows Tech Support and they told me that I have to discuss it with my internet provider. It's REALLY frustrating since it's as if no one wants to help. I have already installed my Windows XP, activated it, yet the internet connection fails to exist. That little icon for wireless connection is no where to be found. I feel like all I need is that wireless connection window/option, but don't know how to get it. What am I doing wrong? PLEASE HELP! I AM GRATEFUL FOR ANY HELP!! (smart-*** answers are not help, please troll else where) THANK YOU!!! :) My laptop is a MacBook Pro with a partitioned hard drive to have a PC side (for CAD work), it worked before, but now after reformatting it doesn't seem to have the internet portion available for some reason. Perhaps I installed it wrong?
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Hi right click on my computer then select from popup menu properties then new window pops up with tabs at the top of it, select the one called hardware, then you will see in that window at the very top hardware manager, click on it a list of your hardware will show up now look for yellow exclamation marks, if you see them then you dont have the driver installed for that device, right click on that item with exclamation mark and select update driver from the pop up menu, wizzard pops up you can make some choices there to update else if this fails you need the CD that came with your computer just pop it in and select no not this time from the wizzard and new screen pops up and select install software automatically it wil then instal the driver for you Hope this helps
You do not need a spare modem. You should only use modem. That modem should connect to the wireless router. A cable should go from the router to your computer. You should then open internet explorer and type in 192.168.0.0 and see if it opens the router. You should get the manual to properly set this up. Once you are in you will need to find wireless security and you can use WEP but WPA is supposed to better. Print the screen when you setup the code as you will need to put that in the computer to connect. Save this and exit. While still connected try to get to the internet if you can't you will need to work on this. If you can then you can disconnect your computer from the router and try using your wireless. You will need to enter the code to the router into the computer so you can enter the network and then try to get to the internet.
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You'd have to get that through a cell phone service provider I believe. Places like Verizon kiosks sell you cards you can put in your laptop, and, with a subscription, you can get wireless internet from the company pretty much wherever you can get phone service.
If the computer is an older one it may not be wireless capable. You can buy a plug in device to make it capable. Suggest you go to any computer shop or Radio Shack. They are cheap.
To run wireless at home: Your computer must be wireless-capable. That is, it has to have a wireless adapter. Since your laptop is new, I'm pretty sure it is wireless-capable. You need some equipment to send out the wireless signal. The Linksys Wireless Router will do that. A wireless router accepts the single incoming signal and serves it out (routes) to multiple computers, which means you have a small network at home. So far so good. Unfortunately for you, the internet must be coming in from a broadband provider, which means cable or dsl. A phone line won't work. You will need a broadband connection. I believe that Directv offers internet service also, but it will be expensive. Satellite is not the way to go if you are in an area served by dsl or cable. Your most cost effective broadband would be dsl through your phone service, if it's offered in your area.
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