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IS there a way to find a wireless network?


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#1 frankie12

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Posted 06 June 2005 - 10:25 PM

Is there a way that you can find a wireless network on a lab-top using windows 200 prof. (without going to start). The shortcut has disappeared so is there an easy way to find it? Is there a way to find it in run?

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 12:33 AM

Well you have to have a wireless card........thats a device that is used to pick up wireless network signals so you can connect to them.

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 12:33 AM

Ignore this post.

Edited by Techsomething, 07 June 2005 - 12:34 AM.


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Posted 07 June 2005 - 11:04 AM

yeah i know it has a wireless card but i don't know how to get to it to tell it what IP to use.

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 06:43 PM

Hi Frankie

You can use ipconfig from Run to see your IP Address. There are a couple of switches you can use too. See Managing DNS with IPCONFIG in Windows 2000 Pro. Its mostly advertising but gives you the switches.

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 10:48 AM

Frankie,

I'm not sure what you're after. (and why not work through Start?) You've got a laptop that is wireless capable (internal or not, makes no difference) running W2K. What shortcut is missing... the one for all Network properties/components or something specific to the wireless interface?

Typically, when a wireless laptop is in range of a wireless network you get a pop-up from the area of the sytem tray informing you that you're in range of a wireless network and when you connect (authenticating as needed) you are assigned your IP address, etc. Did notification like that used to happen but doesn't? Alternately, and if Windows is managing your wireless interface, inside Network Connections, you should be able to right-click on the wireless adapter and View Wireless Networks that are in range and select one to connect with. Am I making sense for your issue or am I off base?




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