Stupid wireless. How do I make it work?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by CityGirlintheCountry, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    I'm trying to set up a new wireless thingie for the computer. I have it all assembled and have run it through the setup software. I can't get the computer to recognize it though, nor can I get the Kindle to see it. What the heck do I do?
  2. Squishy

    Squishy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2011
    Any teenagers about?

    They usually work best for this sort of thing.

    Did you go to the setting thingamy on your pc to make it search for the doo daa?

    ^Above suggestion should drag the technocapable out of the woodwork^

    Shhhhh.... that's how you reel them in, so you know for future reference! Give them a chance to be the smartest in the room... and bat your eyelashes [​IMG]
  3. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    When I had to reset computers to factory setting I would have to put in the numbers that were on the back of the wireless router.Once that was done I opened the network search and my computer actually found the wireless network.Once that was done I set the block so only my computers got aceess not neighbors.

    I agree kids often know way more! My dh knows these things well too,but he isn't home often to help.
  4. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    Squishy, you are cracking me up!! [​IMG]

    Sadly, there are no teenagers about. I'll try to get ahold of my techie friends today to see if they can help. I got the wireless thing (router?) working with the Kindle, which was the whole point. Now it is just the laptop that doesn't want to recognize it. It did at one point. I somehow screwed it up. Sigh.

    Mattemma- how do I set it so only I can see it? It is set up with a password. Will that work?
  5. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
    Have ya tried doing a search on youtube?
    i have found lots of help there in the past.
  6. incubator addict

    incubator addict Just Hatched

    Jan 6, 2012
    you have to hide the ssid so that no one can see it. It adds way more security. Its just that when you connect to your network you have to type the name of the network as well as the password. [​IMG]
  7. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ocala, Florida.
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  8. Kaitie09

    Kaitie09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
    South Central, PA
    Have you reset the wireless connection on your laptop? Sometimes that helps pick it up better. Normally you can do a search on the computer for the router number (as Mattemma said) It is normally under Networks or Wireless Connections. I'm working from a Mac here, so I am a little fuzzy on PC stuff.

    You can also go to the router's website and they most likely have a technical walkthrough to help.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2012
  9. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    Well, it turns out that the problem is I'm an idiot. Apparently I somehow turned the wireless router off. Sigh. [​IMG]

    It's working just fine now. :)
  10. fuzziebutt

    fuzziebutt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2009
    That is called an I D ten T error.

    Hey there are my smilies! [​IMG]

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