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HELP! Unable to connect to wireless internet

Im having trouble connecting to the wireless network in my house, until recently I was in student accomodation on a different router and provider, which I had no problems, now I've moved home I just cant get it to connect. Other wireless devices connect easily like laptops, my xbox and phone, its just my desktop that wont connect.

Im with sky broadband at now, my desktop is running windows 7 and is a Dell Inspiron, the adapter I'm using is a dlink dwa-140. The house router is a Netgear DG834GT. Ive tried several things so far like reseting my router, reseting the network my computer searches for, but maybe its worth trying that again I dunno.

I dont know if the hardware I'm using is just incompatible or what but Ive searched forums for similiar problems and the cures for them have not helped me.

I was with virgin previously although I cant remember the router name, except that it was made macs.

Thanks a lot


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Clarification Request

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Might try to uninstall any Virgin software left on your computer like a wireless console, as your computer might still be trying to use that to connect to your network. As the poster above me mentioned, also try enabling Wireless Zero. This makes windows the default network manager, not your provided router software. Do this thru network connections > properties.

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I have a D-Link too

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When I recently got a new router and had to reconnect, it took forever! I have a desktop with a D-Link DWA 130 wireless adapter. I found a shortcut on the desktop to it and had to go into the D-Link and activate it or something. So look for the actual D-link box, not the windows internet connection.

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Make sure . . .

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Wireless Zero is enabled. Most desktops do not have this enabled.

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haha sorted, my mate did it for me. Strange problem that I also had with my original xbox. He manually typed in the router information in network settings, I think the IP address and stuff.

Cheers guys!

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