connect wireless laptop

  dumb brunette 19:33 23 Oct 2008

Just installed my wireless card into 3 year old laptop. I have the BT home hub on my PC with wirless. I'm having no luck with trying to connect with the laptop, I've followed all the 'Help' notes but nothing. Wot am I doing wrong??? help losing the will to live...

  baldydave 20:36 23 Oct 2008

have you installed the wireless card drivers?
can you see your network identification on your laptop?
Have you entered the security code wep or wpa?

  Halmer 20:41 23 Oct 2008

Agree with bd. You will need to get the driver from the WLAN site or CD as Windows will necessarily load it for you.

  dumb brunette 15:10 24 Oct 2008

Ive downloaded the cd which came with the card and input the WEP code etc. It keeps telling me to put a USB driver into my PC - do I need this as I have the wireless function on the BT home hub?? its BT Fusion 0089.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:25 24 Oct 2008

1, Is it a wireless dongle?
2, do usb ports work on your laptop?
3. does the laptop recognise the dongle when you plug it in?

  dumb brunette 15:51 24 Oct 2008

sorry whats a dongle? if you mean the wireless card then yes the laptop recognises its there. Ive tried window to establish the connection now but now its telling me that there is no wirless connection available? my PC is on as is the BT Home hub.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:18 24 Oct 2008

dongle click here

or do you have one of these click here ?

  dumb brunette 16:46 24 Oct 2008

I have the second one?

  baldydave 17:04 24 Oct 2008

Are you using XP ?
Are you using the software supplied with the card to enter the WEP code or windows network manager?
What make /model is your card?

  dumb brunette 18:14 24 Oct 2008

Hi yes using Windows XP and the card is Netgear WG511 v2.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:14 24 Oct 2008

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