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Windows 7: Wireless Router

31 Mar 2015   #1
ChanceyGardner

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Wireless Router

First of all I apologise in advance for my computer ignorance. Here's the problem. Talk Talk sent us a new router. We set it up and it works from our mobiles , my wife's tablet and my sons computer upstairs. However the Lenovo PC will not allow internet access. This is the PC that the last router ( cable type) was connected to. I have read forums, watched videos etc but wireless is not enabled seems to be the root of the problem. I can't do anything to fix it. It's very frustrating. I need to enable wifi basically.


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31 Mar 2015   #2
DMHolt57

 
 

Right click on the Network icon in the bottom right of the taskbar. Select Open Network and Sharing Center. On left top side, click Change Adapter Settings.
Is the WiFi adapter showing, right click and select Enable or Connect To.
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31 Mar 2015   #3
ChanceyGardner

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I've done that lots of times and wifi doesn't appear as an option. Thanks though.
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31 Mar 2015   #4
DMHolt57

 
 

That tells me absolutely nothing. Do you have a wifi adapter enabled on this machine? Do you see an adapter for wifi in the Device Manager? Do you need to acquire a wifi adapter dongle?
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31 Mar 2015   #5
ChanceyGardner

Windows 7
 
 

I don't know what a wifi adapter is to be honest. Dongle wise, we don't have one. I thought it would be a simple matter of plug in and go. Complex things , computers and all that.
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31 Mar 2015   #6
DMHolt57

 
 

Can you open the Control Panel. Then the Device Manager and look under Network Adapters. What is there?
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31 Mar 2015   #7
ChanceyGardner

Windows 7
 
 

We do have those dongles, TalkTalk ones. In network adapters the options are; intel(r), portable devices, processors, sound, video and game controllers, system devices and Universal Serial Bus controllers. Nothing about wireless.
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31 Mar 2015   #8
ChanceyGardner

Windows 7
 
 

When you do diagnostics it says you need Ethernet cable. It won't entertain the wireless option.
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31 Mar 2015   #9
DMHolt57

 
 

Plug one of the Talk Talk dongles in a usb port, what happens?
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31 Mar 2015   #10
ChanceyGardner

Windows 7
 
 

The talk talk dongle flashes and lights up and in a pop up box it asks for an ISP number.
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