beetle Posted September 22, 2009 Share Posted September 22, 2009 But I've just spent several hours banging my head against the wall. My husband just bought a new netbook today so he can go online and stuff while he's traveling. I'm much more computer savvy that he is so I was all excited to get the netbook connected to my wireless network so I could show him how while he's out travelling. Damned if the thing just WOULD NOT CONNECT. I did everything I could think of. I know what I'm doing. I set up the wireless network in this house to begin with. I even turned off my MAC filtering and other security measures at the router to make sure there was nothing getting in the way. The damned netbook can see the router (gives me signal strength and everything) it JUST WILL NOT CONNECT to it. I'm at a loss. I tried it using Windows built in wireless networking utility and I tried it using the netbook's wireless adapter's utility. Nope nothing nadda. Both ways, the netbook sees my router but won't or can't connect. I'm to the point where the only thing I can think of is hardware incompatibility. I know it shouldn't matter but I've got an old US Robotics wireless router (I think I'm the only one who ever bought one). Of course the wireless card in my laptop is also US Robotics and connects just fine. The laptop with the US Robotics adapter card can connect to other networks (like at the coffee shop or whatever) just fine. I just can't get this new netbook to connect. I've got the old school technology but the netbook ought to be backwards compatible with it. I just don't know. The next step is we're going to take it to the place down the road with wifi and see if I can get it to connect there. It should be easy. You scan for available networks and blamo, you connect to one, provided they aren't using a WEP or WAP key. I even disabled all that stuff on my router. No luck. This was more a rant than anything else. I'm frustrated as hell cause I wanted to be able to get the thing set up for him. And I know I know what I'm doing. Fuck. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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