Any help will be so greatly appreciated.
I have a older Gateway Solo 5100 Notebook. It is in good working condition with Windows XP installed. I have a Belkin Router connected through my desktop computer that is an HP. My daughter is able to use the router with her Ipod and connect to the internet.
I bought a Gateway WGC-220 Wireless PC Card Adapter that I plug into the left side of the notebook. I have installed the card and adapter ( driver I guess ) from the CD. Everything seems to have installed correctly.
I go to my Network Connections and the Wireless Network Connection icon is available to click on and connect. It shows enabled and I went to Device Manager and checked to see if the card was under adapters. It was and I doubled clicked on it , opened and says working properly. So, I return to my connection and double click on it. I get the screen No wireless networks were found in range Make sure the wireless switch on your computer is on. To see an updated list, click "Refresh network list."
I refresh,,,it searches alittle and the same old message every time. I am sitting right by the router with my notebook. I don't know what I am missing here. There is not switch on the notebook to enable wireless and I can not find a function key in the manual that refers to anything wireless. Is this notebook not capable of doing wireless because of its age? If anyone can offer me a direction, I will certainly accept any help with the greatest gratitude. Thanks ahead..Ron