your wireless card on your laptop. Refresh the network list. IF your router is active, your laptop should catch it. Then you click connect. However, it's gonna be unsecure connection. To make a secure connection, you need to connect your laptop to the router with a cable and configure it. Go to your manual on how to do it (default username, password, security set up). After it's done, then you can unplug the wire and reconnect using the wireless. It will prompt you for username and password initially.
If you have problem, call the support number listed in your manual. I did it before and the person help me step by step.
I just bought a Toshiba laptop (XP-home) and it has a wireless network card in it. I have a netgear wireless router but dont know what I have to do to get the laptop do communicate with my current router.
Thanks in advance for any assistance...