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Having a wireless problem

  1. #11


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Girom View Post
    I believe so.

    The cable is connected to the only place where it fits on the laptop and is connected to the router.
    Well, can you now connect to the internet? If you are in desktop you should see a connection icon in the tray.

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  2. #12


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Quote Originally Posted by Girom View Post
    Seems pretty complicated.

    I just plugged off the ethernet cable, and not only does it not connect to the local wireless, it doesn't show any wireless at all to connect to.

    Should a different approach be used?
    I did not ask if it connects to Wireless when you connect the Ethernet Cable. I asked if you can go to google.com or yahoo.com on a browser? Can you or can you not get to either of those websites, when you connect the computer with an Ethernet Cable to the Gateway?
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  3. #13


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    If you plug in with cable you are not using wireless, you are then using the LAN connection. Are you plugging the cable into the LAN port of your computer then into the Internet port of the router/Gateway? This is the best way to begin testing.
    The gateways that ATT uses, a couple of them have a port that is exclusive for use with an iNID. You have 4 ports designated for the Switch part of the Gateway, 2 Telephone ports for in home telephone, and a RJ-11 port for DSL connection to the incoming connection from the NID.

    The OP needs to state if they have four Green lights, (DSL, WiFi, Broadband, Internet) lit up on their gateway. Along with if they can get to any websites through their web browser, when connected via Ethernet to the Gateway.
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