Having problems with your Dell Latitude C400 Notebook ?

Won't recognize home wifi, though it does recognize cafe wifi

\015 I bought a used laptop and tested it by going to a cafe, where it went\015\012on wifi and internet, no problem. When I clicked on the show networks icon, the cafe wifi showed up, and I went online. At home, my own wifi doesn't show up in the list, so I can't connect to it. I do have another laptop at home, and the icon shows up on it, and I am able to connect just fine. Thank you!\015

Answers :

To check to see if wireless is enabled, go to start, settings, network connections. That is where its at in Win XP, if thats not where it is on your computer, go to start, search, then search for network connections. In WC you should see a wireless adapter listed, it will either say enabled or disabled, if its on, disable it and reinable it. To check your router settings, you will have to open internet explorer and type in the ip address of the wireless router. Instructions on how to do this are included with the router. If you no longer have instructions, it will often list how to do it on the manufacturer website.
Check the settings on your router, make sure it is transmitting 802.11b AND 802.11g. Perhaps your previous laptop is accepting the signal that is possibly 802.11g, but the older laptop is needing b. If that doesnt work, go back to the cafe, and see if you are still able to connect. If not, check the settings to make sure wireless is still enabled. Some laptops have a slider button on the front or side to enable/disable wifi, one of mine has it and sometimes i accidently turn it off. If it is indeed on, try disabling it, and re-inabling it.
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