Setup of additional computer on home wireless network
Posted on 2008-06-23
Have home wireless network established (set up by someone else) and need to set up my Toshiba Tecra M3 laptop (running on XP Pro) to join the network. Internet access was working fine until laptop crashed and needed new hard drive and have now re-installed all software except the setup for wireless.
This is in Australia - where the provider is the big phone company - Telstra/Bigpond.
Laptop internet access is OK with direct ethernet connection to Siemens Speedstream 6520 (which is ADSL modem connection to phone line) - and I also managed to reinstall the mobile wireless PCIA card (for use when "on the road" - too expensive for daily use at home).
I have put in the name of home network, and the WEP key (there is another laptop on the house which is working fine on the wireless network). When look to see networks available, the box reports "1394 connection" as connected - but the working 2nd laptop shows another network available that does not show up on my computer. When I try a "repair" on the 1394 network (which supposedly is connected but does not function) I get error message that "TCP/IP is not enabled for this connection. Cannot Proceed".
Any thoughts or advise would be appreciated. What other info do you need to provide advice? I can provide a Belarc Advisor readout if that will help.