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So I am trying to set up my wireless desktop and I get the following message:

"No wireless networks were found in range.

Make sure the wireless switch on your computer is on.
To see an updated list, click "Refresh Network list."

What I don't understand is the wireless switch prompt for a desktop. I can't find one. And based on the message, I am assuming that the wireless is functional.

Any help would be apprecieated.
 

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Hi there :cool:

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Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Make and exact model of the affected systems.
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
Make and exact model and hardware version of any other network equipment, like a repeater, a booster, hi-gain antenna, etc.
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP (Home or Pro), SP1-SP2-SP3, Vista (Home, Business, Ultimate), etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

Type the following commands on separate lines, following each one with the Enter key:


NBTSTAT -n

IPCONFIG /ALL


Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
 

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Hi...:)

Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
MSN

Make and exact model of the affected systems.
Compaq Presario S4110CL
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
LinkSys Wireless-G 2.4 GHz (54Mbps)
Serial Number CDFG1G954736

Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
N/A

Make and exact model and hardware version of any other network equipment, like a repeater, a booster, hi-gain antenna, etc.
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
N/A (I think)

Connection type, wired or wireless.
Wireless.

If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
I am not sure.

Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP (Home or Pro), SP1-SP2-SP3, Vista (Home, Business, Ultimate), etc.
Windows XP and I think without patches (not my computer).

The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.
IE 7

I will attempt the following...

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

Type the following commands on separate lines, following each one with the Enter key:

NBTSTAT -n

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
And I am working with my laptop to help troubleshoot...

Thanks!!!
 

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The text displayed after the first command input -
Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []

No names in cache
Wireless Network Connection 2:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []
No names in cache
The text displayed after the second command input -
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name...............:john
Primary Dns Suffix......:
Node Type...............:Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled......:No
WINS Proxy Enabled......:No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Media State.............:Media Disconnected
Description.............:NVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Adapter
Physical Address........:00-0C-6E-6C-D5-9E
Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:
Media State.............:Media disconnected
Description.............:NETGEAR 108 Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter
r WG311T
Physical Address........: 00-09-5B-EB-B5-9E
 

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Thank you,

I have couple more questions, im sorry.

Do you have an ethernet cable to connect directly to the modem for troubleshooting?

Do you have other wireless computers at home? If you do, do they have the same problem? Has the wireless worked before?
 

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Hmm, i'd rather not troubleshoot the modem accessing it with a wirelessly connected computer because changing anything in the wireless settings would probably disconnect you and we'd no longer be able to change things on the modem.

Let's try something else first. Download THIS FILE (click on "Free User" under the spedometer). Transfer the file to the computer having trouble, and double click on it to start the installation. (These are the drivers made for your NIC)
 

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The screen says I need to:

1. Shut down and unplug the power cord from your computer.

2. Open the case and insert your wireless PCI adapter into a PC1 slot.

3. Close the case, plug back in the power cord and re-start your computer.

4. Continue with the onl screen instructions.
I do not have a wireless PCI adapter. Are there specific peripherals needed to make this desktop wireless? I was under the impression that it was already capable of it...
 

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The PCI adapter is already installed in your computer. Its the black antenna sticking out of the back. (if you don't have an antenna, then that is probably your problem. THIS is what the device you have in your computer should look like. You should only be able to see the black antenna on the outside.)

If you don't have the antenna, then that is why you are not detecting any networks.

Continue with the rest of the instructions as if you followed those already.
 

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Upon boot up...the following message box displayed:

ENABLE NETGEAR WG311T SMART WIZARD
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To fully control your WG311T adapter using the NETGEAR SMART WIZARD,
you need to deselect the Windows XP wireless network configuration utility.

To choose the NETGEAR SMART WIZARD, click Yes to proceed.

Yes No
How should one proceed?
 

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Click "Yes". This will hand over the control over the device to the program you just installed. Hopefully this will fix your problem.
 

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I don't actually know what the program looks like or where all the buttons are. Typically you will see a new icon in the bottom right of your screen. You should be able to double click on this and get options to connect to different wireless networks.
 
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