No need to apologize... It is I who should apologize, I do tend to skip the minuet details... What exactly do you not understand? This was we can start on a common grounds... But I will say...
Open your Control Panel, (Start -> Control Panel), then go into Admin Tools, then Open Services... The services are in alphabetic order; so first navigate down to DCHP make sure it is set to Automatic, you can right click on the service and choose properties, on that opening tab will be a drop down box that will let you choose between Disabled, Manual, or Automatic... Afterwords, navigate towards the bottom, search for Windows Zero Config, make sure that is set to Automatic as well...
From the Control Panel you can go into Network Connections, find the wireless Connection (it may say disabled or something of the sort), then right click you should be able to open up the status of the connection, in the status, you can click on Properties, it will bring up another box, in the drop down box will have the Wireless Network Interface Card (NIC), and should also have a Configure button on there too, click that it will open another box and the opening page should be the configuration settings (it may be on it's own tab), in the left side text box highlight one and it should bring up the changeable properties pertaining to that setting... Look for Channel and 802(it may be as frequency/band/mode or some other name), make sure the Channel is set to Automatic, and the 802.11 is not set on either B or G, but set it to Both...
(sorry if my information is not completely correct, I am telling you all this from memory)
Now if none of those seem to be the problem, you might have to log into the router... In your Web Browser, type 192.168.1.1 as the address, typical router logins are "Username: admin, Password: admin", unless it has been changed... From there you can choose your Wireless Settings or Security... Withing this section you should be able to navigate to either a tab or a button that says Mac Address Filtering... If this service is turned on, it will have one of two different effects, either "Permit Only", or "Deny"(maybe a different context but same meaning)... If this is set to "Permit Only" then you need to either disable the Mac Address Filtering, or add your Wireless NIC's Mac Address to the list... Also within the Wireless Security/Settings section, you can choose the channels and modes as well... Again make sure it is on both and mixed...
If the problem still persists after all that has been done and checked... Let me know... It is possible that you could be infected and a spyware, or virus has knocked out the ability to connect... Or there could be other problems just the same... If you need more clarification... I will be happy to clarify more so...
ok i went to services and both wzc and dchp anr set to automatic.
when i try to click on services in my wireless connections, it wont let me. the button is un clickable. ----> http://img12.imageshack.us/my.php?image=89037020.png
but i did manage to find this. is this the configure button you mean. --->http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/4377/24691733.png
if it is. when i click it i see this. --->http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/6195/49773463.png
and in there is nothing about anytihng that is in bold
above. not in any of the other tabs either.
and everything in the next paragraph doesnt work because when i type in 192.168.1.1 the internet page just says failed to connect.
this is so annoying that my laptop cant do this. if i cant get my internet working i dont know how ill live. i probably fail uni. please help. what else should i do burn???
p.s. i do have some spyware or malware or something on my computer ive just never bothered to try and get rid of it. it just hasn't phased me that much. could that be the problem? or is just because my wireless card doesn't yet work with wpa2.
thankyou. i appreciate everything you've done so far burn. lets just hope you can do this for me.
ph and by the way. just thought id let you know. my internet does work. i can sometiems connect to my neighbours wireless. and before i moved house about 3 weeks ago i had no problem connecting to our over there. its just now we've got a new type in internet and i cant seem to connect to it. same applies to my uni wireless. both are wpa2 and i cant connect to them.
Edited by doogs93, 10 April 2009 - 07:18 PM.