I have been given a advent laptop which apparently hasn't been used for about 6 months. I was told it did connect to the internet. When I try now it picks up my wireless network but will not connect. Anybody have any ideas or advice please.
Is your network using WEP, WPA, WPA2, etc. security? If so, are you sure you are using the correct security type? And are you sure you have the correct network password?
Are you able to connect wirelessly with another device?
Aside from all of the above, the only other thing I can think of is you might have MAC Filtering enabled on the router and must tell the router what your laptop wireless adapter MAC address is.