How do i access her wireless internet

  leeknight67 16:18 22 Jun 2009

Ive just moved my computer into my girlfriends and im wondering how i use her wireless internet she already has. Ive got a wireless dongle at the moment.
She has a netgear 54 mbps wireless asdl modem router DG834G v2 how do I acess this as ive never done anything liee this before

Thanks in advance


  Zaphod 3 16:26 22 Jun 2009

Ask her what the password is.

  leeknight67 16:28 22 Jun 2009

How do i know if my computer can pick up the wireless. Or can i just plug the yellow cable in the back of my computer. is that possible?

  Clapton is God 16:34 22 Jun 2009

"How do i know if my computer can pick up the wireless"

Look at the user manual to see if it's wireless enabled (or use your dongle).

Go to Control Panel; Wireless Network Setup and work through the wizard

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:37 22 Jun 2009

Operating system?

Make sure wireless is switched on on your laptop
and windows is set to manage your wireless netwoking

windows will detect the network, (settings - network connections - wireless network)

click on the net work and click connect it should then ask you for the password, eneter the password click ok and you should then be able to open a internet pge with your browser.

  leeknight67 16:46 22 Jun 2009

Ive got windows xp service pack 3
Intel Duel Core 2.40GHZ
2GB Ram

Ive gone into the settings-network connections but i cant see a wireless network option.

Do i need to do anything on her laptop?


  leeknight67 17:06 22 Jun 2009

Ive done what clapton is god has told me to do but ive got a message saying "the wizard cannot create a wireless network, either because a wireless network adapter is not installed or because software for the wireless adapter is not installed"

  Clapton is God 17:12 22 Jun 2009

But have you done what Fruit Bat /\0/\ told you?

Enable (switch on) the wireless - assuming your PC/laptop is wireless enabled.

  leeknight67 17:14 22 Jun 2009

Yes have done that. I cant see an option to click on wireless network. Do i need to buy a wireless USB network adapter?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:41 22 Jun 2009

Make and model of your laptop?

Some machines use a key combination to switch on the wireless card.

  leeknight67 17:47 22 Jun 2009

My girlfriend has a laptop i have a desktop computer.

Mines a cutom build PC from Mesh

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