Quote: Originally Posted by jc836
Another thing to check-You have a wireless router and most of them require a user to log on using a security key. We use WPA2 and 20 digit keys. Without this you cannot connect to the internet. It does not matter if it is WPA or WEP-it is the key that is important. Your ISP can help with this. Also, if you have Verizon you will have to reset their settings using the Optimizer on their website.
Even though you say you're getting internet connection now, it is possible that you've latched onto someone's unsecureed network, and not yours.
That said, the above advice really needs to be looked into. You can check to see what network you're connected to by clicking the wireless icon in your system tray. If it shows you connected to any other network thant yours you have and issue and the advice given by jc needs to be followed, and it is also the reason you can't see your network.
Whether wirelessly or not.....
The other thing you need to do is make sure your router and PC are using the same "Workgroup" name. You do this by checking what your router has for a name and then making sure your PC is using the same name. If not change it....
Click the network ID button and change the workgorup name. You'll need to restart the PC for it to take affect.
I'm not an expert in networking so others may have to chime in here if that doesn't work.