I can't connect to wireless internet with windows vista

I bought a new HP Pavilion dv6 laptop with Windows Vista and I tried to connect to the internet from my laptop via router ADSL2 + wireless D-link but my network is not visible wireless.

I tried to plug my ether cable and this time my network was visible, but it would not connect.

I am able to connect from another laptop with windows XP wireless through the same router.

My HP laptop connects via WiFi in other places, but not at home via D-link router.

I am not able to connect to internet from my laptop HP since I bought it 9 months ago.

What can possibly be the reason? Can you help me connect to the internet?

Thank you


It seems that your settings are not correct for the access provider or router (or both).  I suggest that you contact your ISP and have them walk you step by step in the process of installation and configuration and do not let them off the coast of the Nigerian line you have a good connection, as you wish.  They know that the parameters so that we don't have, so they can help you better than we can, and I'm sure they will be happy to do.

Here is an article (with many additional useful links) on how to set up a home network in Vista:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Setting-up-a-home-network.

Here is an article on how configure and connect to a Vista wireless network: http://www.watchingthenet.com/windows-vista-tip-how-to-setup-and-connect-to-a-wireless-network.html.

Here is a Microsoft Technet article on how to install and connect to a Vista wireless network:http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb878035.aspx.

Between these three articles and assisancce by your ISP, you should be running without delay.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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