how to set up wireless connection for a novice

  jinky stevens 17:33 16 Feb 2008


Apologies if this is a bit of a daft question but i'm new to this so....

Just got virgin broadband installed, thought i would try to go wireless and bought a belkin wireless cable router.

installed router software etc and everything is great when router attached to laptop via ethernet cable to make sure it worked but at a complete loss at what to do next to get this to go wireless. I tried disconnecting the ethernet cable from laptop and router but then can't see the router on wi-fi. I'm using vista if any use.

All ideas appreciated.

  Zaphod 3 17:40 16 Feb 2008

Have you turned wireless on? Normally a sliding switch on the front of the laptop, and/or a combination of keyboard strokes.

What is the make and model of laptop and someone should be able to help?

  jinky stevens 17:45 16 Feb 2008

toshiba p200-1ir
wireless is enabled, can view other wireless connections but not mine

  Zaphod 3 18:02 16 Feb 2008

Hav you turned broadcast SSID on?

From routers home page; Wireless/channel and SSID. Place a tick in the box by broadcast SSID. If you haven't changed anything a belikn should show up as Belkin54.

  jinky stevens 19:31 16 Feb 2008

i went in there all was ok, changed the channel from 11 to 1 on a whim and everything seems to be working the way it should be. Hope this will not have any adverse effect on anything?

thanks for the help you gave me, its much appreciated

  Strawballs 00:47 19 Feb 2008

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