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Standard User DeltaMac
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 06-Oct-10 10:22:59
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Wireless on new laptop


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Hi

My dad got a new laptop, got o2 broadband at home, and wireless connected fine, got eset smart security, and everything was working fine. My sister took laptop to brothers connected up to Virgin media wireless, again worked fine. Having had the laptop back, it keeps coming up unidentified network. Tried disabling, etc, even restarted my own router as changed the security setting, which I have then changed on the laptop to connect.

Brought laptop to work, and works fine again on same security settings - obviously different wep key. However did notice windows comes up, set as home network, office etc. Could it be sister has set it up as home network with virgin media, and has replaced the o2 home network - im actually confusing myself, so enough said, what should I be doing as I have no idea?

Also disabled firewall but same problem.

Windows Vista unfortunately. Home Edition.

Mike
Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Wed 06-Oct-10 14:59:30
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Re: Wireless on new laptop


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Hi, use Windows WZC (Wireless Zero Configuration) it should help you get Wi-Fi connected.

Windows Vista http://www.home-network-help.com/wlan-autoconfig.html

Windows XP http://www.home-network-help.com/wireless-zero-confi...

Flush DNS http://www.vcn.com/knowledgebase/article.php?id=163

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Standard User DeltaMac
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 06-Oct-10 15:29:08
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Re: Wireless on new laptop


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I am using it, it accepts the wireless key and says successfully connected but then states unidentified network, hence I cannot get online etc.. not sure what I need to do

Mike


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Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Wed 06-Oct-10 16:18:15
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In reply to a post by DeltaMac:
I am using it, it accepts the wireless key and says successfully connected but then states unidentified network, hence I cannot get online etc.. not sure what I need to do
Hi, It is probably trying to connect to the network you do not want.

On the taskbar wireless icon, right click the mouse button then select Repair.

I use Windows XP Pro, but it should be similar in Vista.

If you have Windows WZC setup, then on the taskbar wireless icon right click the mouse button and select, Status > Properties > Wireless Networks > select the preferred Network.

Have you tried that?

Orange LLU 20 Meg. Sync 11290 Kbps. Exchange DSLAM=BDCM=Broadcom.
3Com 3CRWDR101A-75 ADSL2/2+ router
Netgear DGN1000 ADSL2+ wireless N 150 Router supplied by Orange
BT Business Hub 2Wire 2700HGV v2 ADSL2+ Dual SSID wireless Router

Edited by E7er (Wed 06-Oct-10 16:54:54)

Standard User DeltaMac
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 07-Oct-10 06:07:43
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Thanks, i'll give it a go tonight, see what happens

Mike
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(Unregistered)Sat 11-Dec-10 12:17:39
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I am having the same problem.

I have been contacted to virgin media only yesterday but my laptop (which is running vista) doesn't connect to the modem wirelessly. When you go into network settings it just says "unidentified network". If I connect my laptop to the modem through the Ethernet cable it works fine. The modem connects fine wirelessly through my iPhone and xbox live though.

If however I want to connect to my dads internet, my father in laws Internet, or my next door neighbours Internet it works fine. Im totally confused and virgin media support team is based in India and they just seem to say the same thing, turn off turn on frown

If anyone else has any idea on what to do that would be great. Thanks
Standard User jawadahmad
(newbie) Sat 08-Jan-11 10:39:17
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Well i had same issue once, What i did, i rest computer, hard reset network router settings and flushed the DNS. It worked fine there after.
You may read how to flush dns here

http://www.wifinotes.com/computer-networks/how-to-fl...
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