Hi all, please can anyone tell me,If I see a laptop with the following Network Card: 10/100/1000 LAN Wireless Mini PCI 802.11bg(54Mbps) LAN & Bluetooth Does this mean that the laptop can be connected to receive broadband wireless?.If not what is the card for?. Regards tonyq
Hi Taff,, Don't know the make or model of the card, if that is what you meant,if you meant the laptop,"Evesham Quest A420 Plus",at the moment I am running "Wanadoo Broadband" using there Livebox(USB),on my PC,and was hoping to be able to connect a laptop to the broadband using the laptops card rather than having to buy another Wanadoo USB wireless device. Has you may have guest I'm not very well up on this sort of thing. Regards tonyq
Yes the laptop is wireless enabled and should connect to the Livebox. However, when connecting wireless adapters not supplied as part of the Wanadoo package, you need to follow the procedure from this page:
"How to connect a third party wireless device to your Livebox" - click here
Thank you for the "How to connect a third party wireless device to your Livebox" I have printed it out and followed the instructions but when I get to Double click on the Wireless Network Connection all I get is, "No Wireless Networks Were Found in Range" I have even tried placing the laptop next to the Livebox with the same result. P.S took me a while to find out how to switch the wireless card on. Regards tonyq
The SSID (literally Service Set Identifier) is the wireless network's name, i.e. the name that is seen by network adapters when they scan for networks to connect to. Routers often have the facility to switch off the broadcasting of the SSID to prevent unwanted connections to your network.
It seemed that this might have been a reason for your laptop not seeing the wireless network.
This is a "long shot", but some laptops are configured by default to switch off wireless networking if mains power is not detected. If you are running on the battery, check in Control Panel's Power Settings that this isn't the case with your laptop.
Mgmcc might be barking up the right tree, just the the wrong branch. If power management for devices is having an effect, it is actually controlled from within Device Manager. Double click on the adapter's entry and you should see a Power Management tab, on which there will be a check box that should be blank. Hope that helps, but as mgmcc says, it is not necessarily going to be the #1 suspect.