wireless lan plz help

  laurie_datlen 17:49 07 Sep 2005

i have just bought a new laptop and it has wirless lan. there is a wifi connection i want to connect to and it says it is an unsecured conection so has open access. upon connecting to this it takes ages to aquire an ip address and then says limited or no connectivited. However it is sending packets (very slowly) but not reciving them.
plz can u help



  Diodorus Siculus 18:54 07 Sep 2005

Do you have the correct driver installed for the W/LAN on your laptop.

  laurie_datlen 19:10 07 Sep 2005

yeah the laptop is brand new. I have managed to bypass the limited or no connectivity message and its now connected to the network. As it is a wifi network i want to access the internet but i have no idea how to do this.

your help would be much apprectaed

  Diodorus Siculus 19:14 07 Sep 2005

I presume you are on XP (an os of which I have limited experience - my WIFI is via Linux).

Try opening IE and see what happens when you type in an address.

Tools, internet options, connections, LAN settings.

  johnnyrocker 19:20 07 Sep 2005

you seem to have four posts all asking the same question, wi fi networks are usually connected via a modem or such, so what is this wi fi router connected to?


  Strawballs 21:47 07 Sep 2005

It sounds like he is asking about a connection he has just come across rather than his own

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