How to connect my access point and my wireless computer

I tried to connect my labtop (Windows 2000 sp4)  and access point (US Robotics 2249), but my computer doesn't recieve a signal from access point.
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What type of wireless card do you have in your laptop? If it's a b or g card, you might need to set your access point to work at 11 mbps to ensure compatibility with all brands.
Keith AlabasterEnterprise ArchitectCommented:
No sure what model of laptop you have. Does it have a button/switch on the outside to turn the wireless function on (if its built-in)?
First, the basics. How is your network setup.
 Do you have the access point connected to a router in order to have access to the wired network. Or is it an "adhoc" setup.
 Have you attempted to connect to  the AP through a wired connection to check its connectivity.
Your laptop model is needed also as pointed out by the previous post to troubleshoot the wireless connection on it.
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dfhernandezAuthor Commented:
My AP is connected to a router and my labtop is a Vaio PCG V505ACK
Keith AlabasterEnterprise ArchitectCommented:
OK, so you have a plug in wireless adapter/card as wireless does not come as standard.
Do you have any other devices on the AP already that are working?
Is the wireless capability on the AP actually switched on? Is the LED on the front lit?
How do you have the router and the AP configured right now? Also, have you used the wireless elsewhere with no problems?
Have you followed the recommended setup procedure found here
After loading the software for the AP ,double-click the icon for the Configuration Utility on your desktop.
If the 22 Mbps Wireless Access Point is correctly installed, the configuration information will be displayed. Launch a Web browser(internet explorer or firefox) on the computer that is PHYISICALLY CONNECTED to the 22 Mbps Wireless Access Point. Enter the IP address for your Wireless Access Point. This will open the Web Configuration Utility. You then need to setup the AP to your networks settings.
dfhernandezAuthor Commented:
I installed AP Configuration Utility in my labtop, but configuration information it is not displayed
Are you hard wired to the network or are you trying to do this wireless.

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I'm willing to bet on wireless. Get yourself wired directly to the AP and make sure it's set up properly. It won't work until you do so.
dfhernandezAuthor Commented:
I'm trying to do wireless
Keith AlabasterEnterprise ArchitectCommented:
Sure, but you will need the hard-wired to get it configured in the first place.....
Exactly. Wireless routers work the exact same way... they have a default configuration, but you can only access it by a wire until you get the wireless portion set up properly. Once you've done that, it should resolve most of your other issues.
dfhernandezAuthor Commented:
I understand you, but i can't see the AP's default configuration all fields are in blanks on my utility configuration
It won't send it wirelessly until its setup for your network settings. Thats why you need to use an ethernet cable directly between the AP and the laptop .
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