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adding a new computer to a wireless network

 
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jamie1234



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:21 am    Post subject: adding a new computer to a wireless network Reply with quote

Bought a new compaq computer which is windows 7. It will be used downstairs and will be connected wirelessly to the router using a wireless USB adapter, netgear supplied me with when i bought the package with virgin media, which is upstairs. I have a computer upstairs which has a wired connection. My new computer does not detect a wireless connection at all, even when its upstairs next to the router, so i used the netgear cd which i was supplied with to try install netgear on the new computer. As it states that you can only install the cd when there is a wired connection available, I took the new computer upstairs and connected the ethernet cable to it but still no available connection? I have tried many times but cannot understand why the computer wont pick up an internet connection even with an ethernet cable connected? Any help at all would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
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JonS



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You've probably answered your own question by saying its a Netgear router.
Quite likely that its failed, I would suggest trying another

However other things could be at play here - are you sure that USB dongle is compatible with Windows 7? I would be surprised if it is. Check, and make sure you have downloaded the correct drivers

Set the router back to defaults and then try connecting again -its possible the DNS allocation on it has gone wrong. Resetting to defaults will clear that.
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