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This sounds like you're on the right track. I remember earlier getting some kind of error message about 'settings'
But I'm not sure what you mean when you ask if I can see the workplace network connection I need to connect to with my laptop.
Right now I'm sitting at the computer at my secretary's desk (she's out today) and the router thingie is right here on top of her monitor. my laptop is right next to her computer on her desk.
Or ..do you mean can I see the network on some kind of icon on the computer. ?
OK -- when I click 'Manage Network Connections' two icon message thingies pop up. One is 'local area connection' which I assume is not what I want since the other one says 'Wireless Network Connection'
When I right-click that one and then click 'Properties" Windows asks for my permission to continue, which I give.
But the next little window thingie that pops up does not ask for a password. Instead it says "Wireless Network Connection Properties" with 2 tabs -- one says 'networking' the other says 'sharing.' nothing says anything about passwords.
Also, the guy who set this up let a note saying that security was WPA, if that helps.
Router says Linksys/Cisco. Since green lights are flashing, I assume it's on.
OK the Networking tab has a little box at the top of the little window that says Connect using: Atheros AR5006X Wireless Network Adapter. Then there is this 'Configure' button under that, and another box under that that says The connection uses the following items: then there is a list of 8 items all of which are checked. Under that are three buttons 'install' 'uninstall' and 'properties'
I have an appointment and will be out for an hour or more -- I'll check when I return.
I cannot find the wireless network setup wizard in the control panel
I have no idea what you are referring to. I have the "Network and Sharing Center" page on my computer. To the left is a dark blue margin with the following list: Tasks, View computers and devices, connect to a network, Manage wireless networks, Set up a connection or network, Manage network connections, Diagnose and repair.
In the large middle portion of the screen, under the heading "Network and Sharing Center is a little diagram with 'this computer' on one side Internet on the other and a line between them with an 'X' through it.
Below that the words 'not connected' and below that the words 'Wireless networks are available' and 'Connect to a network.'
What is going wrong here?