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I need some advice on this..I'm not very technically inclined so any help would be appreciated. I just bought this new laptop...my uncle configured it for me and it works when I'm at home. I took it to work today and plugged it in and it said wireless connection network not connected. How do I fix this. I tried to click on repair and it still said no wireless connection. Pls help. Thanks. I want to use it for Instant messaging since those are blocked at work.
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Is wireless internet set up at your office? It sounds like you have wireless hooked up at your home but not at work, which would explain why you aren't receiving a connection at your office.
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you need access to a wireless provider (isp) who's range is available from your work. that is unless some wireless network is available with no wep, but it doesn't sound like it is.
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Right click on the little computer icon in the bottom right hand corner of your screen, click view available networks. now chhose the correct one for work if its there. and hit connect. you may need to enter a wep key to get on. at least I hope you do if its a company system. If not you need to go beat your IT guy over the head.




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I took it to work today and plugged it in and it said wireless connection network not connected.
now by saying ya plugged it in, are ya talkin about the network cable?? Cause if so, it ain't wireless than


If your office does have wireless network, and your wireless card doesn't connect automatically, they might have the broadcast out. in that case call your IT department and ask them what the name and password(if there is one) is.

paiky - wireless network isn't necessarily an ISP
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When you plug it in, then you're running off of a different network. The reason it says "wireless network not found" is simply because there is no wireless network wherever you are located, or at least none that your card is picking up. By plugging it in, you should be set with that. If you're not getting a connection when you physically plug in, then my guess is one of two things is happening. Either your network is running DHCP and you have an IP address already configured, or vice versa...the network gives out static IP's and you're obtaining one automatically or have some other address plugged in. This would be best looked at by someone who would know either of those things.
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paiky - wireless network isn't necessarily an ISP
you're an idiot. start by looking up the definition of isp. if an employer has connectivity to the internet they are an isp. since butterfly was asking about signing onto aim it's pretty obvious to me that connectivity to the internet is the goal.
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you're an idiot. start by looking up the definition of isp. if an employer has connectivity to the internet they are an isp. since butterfly was asking about signing onto aim it's pretty obvious to me that connectivity to the internet is the goal.
and you sir are a tool. ISP - Internet Service Provider that SELLS to the mass market. http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=ISP
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If your have a wireless network at work, and the network is secure then you won't be able to connect.
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Ya a company network is not considered an isp, the company selling internet acess to the company network is the ISP.




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If your have a wireless network at work, and the network is secure then you won't be able to connect.
Exactly, aqnd I would hope it would be secure.

you will most likly need the SSID, and wep key for the network to get on wirelessly. ifits a wireline network you ay need to turn off DHCP for this connection and enter a predetermined IP address for you main server.




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you're an idiot. start by looking up the definition of isp. if an employer has connectivity to the internet they are an isp. since butterfly was asking about signing onto aim it's pretty obvious to me that connectivity to the internet is the goal.
That's now how I define it hehehe...Comcast, for example, is an ISP - Internet service provider.

By using your logic, I can have comcast service set up in my home, hook up a wireless router distribributing the the internet throughout my home and claim that I'm an ISP. I don't think it works that way.
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a company pays someone for connectivity. so ultimately, butterfly needs access to a wireless connection provided by some isp. unless you have a special legal secret way to get internet connectivity for free that does not require an isp it doesn't logicially follow that butterfly does not require an isp. but if you possess this nirvana, i applaud you.
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That's now how I define it hehehe...Comcast, for example, is an ISP - Internet service provider.

By using your logic, I can have comcast service set up in my home, hook up a wireless router distribributing the the internet throughout my home and claim that I'm an ISP. I don't think it works that way.
if your neighbor jumps on then to him/her you're providing internet connectivity. you are just the generous neighbor between comcast and the neighbor. but without your generosity your neighbor has no connectivity. so you are an isp.

if you do a google, you'll find plenty of definitions for isp that don't qualify the definition with "sell" or "selling".
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a company pays someone for connectivity. so ultimately, butterfly needs access to a wireless connection provided by some isp. unless you have a special legal secret way to get internet connectivity for free that does not require an isp it doesn't logicially follow that butterfly does not require an isp. but if you possess this nirvana, i applaud you.
no, she needs access to a wireless connection provided by the IT department. ISP only provides the backbone. How you connect to that, being coaxial, twisted pair or wireless, has nothing to do with an ISP.
Not to mention that you can have a wireless network, without connection to the internet.
BTW, you can IM without having internet connection. I'll show ya on my cell phone if ya want, whenever we meet
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I need some advice on this..I'm not very technically inclined so any help would be appreciated. I just bought this new laptop...my uncle configured it for me and it works when I'm at home. I took it to work today and plugged it in and it said wireless connection network not connected. How do I fix this. I tried to click on repair and it still said no wireless connection. Pls help. Thanks. I want to use it for Instant messaging since those are blocked at work.
You can't do what you're trying to do. Only the wired connection that you 'plugged in' is available. There might be a WiFi network at your location, but if it is then it's secured in a way that your laptop can't see it.

Either way, both a going to connect to the Internet the same way, which would block Instant Messaging as per thier policies and configuration.

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Thanks all..... I am lost LOL. Thanks for all the input, I will just call a technical guru at work but..I hesitate to do that seeing as that we're not allowed to have outside computers here. Guess I'm outta luck. Hey JoeMama, where are you? I left you a PM about this! Joe might be able to hook me up.... Joe??? lol
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Thanks all..... I am lost LOL. Thanks for all the input, I will just call a technical guru at work but..I hesitate to do that seeing as that we're not allowed to have outside computers here.

Then I wouldnt connect. They are going to see the computer log onto the network.




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Butterfly, I would go speak to your IT department. If IM is blocked when you are physically connected to your network at work, then more than likely, even if they have wireless in your office, you will be blocked on that route as well.

Another reason for checking with your IT department first is the fact that most network admins do not appreciate an individual placing a personally owned laptop on their network. If your notebook is infected w/ adware/spyware/virus, it can cause havoc and possibly get you repremanded (although, if it did cause damage, one could make the argument that they should only be blaming themselves for not locking things down).

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Either way, both a going to connect to the Internet the same way, which would block Instant Messaging as per thier policies and configuration.[/QUOTE]

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Another reason for checking with your IT department first is the fact that most network admins do not appreciate an individual placing a personally owned laptop on their network. If your notebook is infected w/ adware/spyware/virus, it can cause havoc and possibly get you repremanded (although, if it did cause damage, one could make the argument that they should only be blaming themselves for not locking things down).
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As an admin, I get PIST when a user bring in a home PC and connects it to the corp network.

That action alone is circumventing firewalls and screams major security risk.

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Butterfly, I would go speak to your IT department. If IM is blocked when you are physically connected to your network at work, then more than likely, even if they have wireless in your office, you will be blocked on that route as well.

Another reason for checking with your IT department first is the fact that most network admins do not appreciate an individual placing a personally owned laptop on their network. If your notebook is infected w/ adware/spyware/virus, it can cause havoc and possibly get you repremanded (although, if it did cause damage, one could make the argument that they should only be blaming themselves for not locking things down).

You guys are soooo smart... thank you, I've unplugged it. Don't want to get fired for infecting the systems here.
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BTW, you can IM without having internet connection. I'll show ya on my cell phone if ya want, whenever we meet
so let me try to understand this bit of info. you're claiming the aim on your phone does not travel over the internet? in other words, the aim on your phone is nothing more then sms, correct?
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so let me try to understand this bit of info. you're claiming the aim on your phone does not travel over the internet? in other words, the aim on your phone is nothing more then sms, correct?
well, it does end up on the internet eventually, but the aim software on the phone basically utilizes SMS, which later at some point is forwared to the internet.
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Right click on the little computer icon in the bottom right hand corner of your screen, click view available networks. now chhose the correct one for work if its there. and hit connect. you may need to enter a wep key to get on. at least I hope you do if its a company system. If not you need to go beat your IT guy over the head.

It should say if it's an open connection or not.

Look at all the available wireless connections, see what's opened and what has the greatest signal. Click connect, and you're there.
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It should say if it's an open connection or not.

Look at all the available wireless connections, see what's opened and what has the greatest signal. Click connect, and you're there.
Well it said nothing available...But I gave up on it. I dont want to get fired for using an outside computer.
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