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Windows 7: Help connecting to new wireless network

20 May 2011   #1
RiverRun84

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Help connecting to new wireless network

hi,
running windows 7 home premium 64 bit. i'm farley knowledgeable with computers and windows OS.

i'm having trouble trying to figure out how to connect to my new room mates wireless network. my computer was connected straight to the internet at my old house via ethernet cable. so maybe my computer's setting is set for wired internet?? i looked online for help. found that i needed to click the icon on the bottom right corner (next to clock), hit refresh and the wireless network should show up. but it doesn't.

i'm not sure whats going on... hence why i'm here.
i know this is a simple fix. i'm just over looking something.

if you have any questions, please ask.
thanks for any help..


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20 May 2011   #2
ryo

 
 

hi..
is it PC or laptop?? if laptop, i think some of the type notebook get to enable the wireless first. can you print screen your desktop?
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20 May 2011   #3
RiverRun84

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

it's a PC.
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20 May 2011   #4
ryo

 
 

if PC, you have the device wireless that connected to your PC, is it detect at your PC?? if detect try to going to wireless properties and see the IP4 is set to DHCP.
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20 May 2011   #5
wilywombat

win7
 
 

Hi RiverRun84, welcome to sevenforums. How are you trying to connect to your mates network?..ie Do you have a wireless card or using a USB dongle? The reason I am asking is because previuosly, you were connecting via wired ethernet and from your original post it appears hat you are now trying to connect wirelessly?
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20 May 2011   #6
RiverRun84

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

hi wilywombat,

yes you are correct. i was connected through ethernet. and now i'm trying to connect to a wirless signal.
i thought my computer comes equipped to pick up wirless signals. but now that i think about it..... i'm not really sure. i have an HP model# p6367c.
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20 May 2011   #7
Devux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Go into the control panel, choose network and sharing, network connections and see if you even have a wireless network connection set up. This should give you some idea if you have hardware for wireless networking.
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21 May 2011   #8
wilywombat

win7
 
 

I have googled your machine and it does not come out of the box with wireless capability. You need to buy a wireless-n compatable USB adaptor(sometimes they call it a dongle instead of adaptor), OR you can buy a PCI wireless-N compatable PCI card that fits inside your computer. Then follow the manufacturers instructions carefully for installing the adaptor/card and you should be OK. Come back if you bump into any problems.
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