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Can't connect at wifi hotspot

April 16, 2005 at 10:31:48
Specs: Win98 2nd, 300 MHZ Pentium II

Hello,
I'm trying to connect to a public Wifi Hotspot using a brand new Belkin wireless PC card in my laptop. Everything seems good to go, as the Belken utility says I'm connected, and all that good stuff. But when I click on Internet Explorer, it says that it's detecting proxy settings, and after about a minute or so comes up with the standard "page won't display" error that you get when you call up IE without having an internet connection. I have a feeling this would go much more smoothly with Windows XP, but I am using windows 98 2nd. I can't seem to find out much info on config. a windows 98 setup, except to set my network properties to "obtain IP address automatically", which I have done. Any thoughts, or good websites you can recommend to aid my setup?

redjwood


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#1
April 16, 2005 at 12:04:00

In IE click on Tools - Internet options ...; Connection tab; LAN Settings ...; make sure you DO NOT have a checkmark in "Use a proxy server ...".

Terry


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#2
April 16, 2005 at 13:13:44

Yep, already checked (or should I say unchecked) that.

redjwood


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#3
April 16, 2005 at 16:15:12

Do you have a wireless configuration utility?

Are there more than one access point available (SSID)?
Connection infrastructure mode?
Encryption off?

If you had a previous wireless connection you may be trying to connect to the previous SSID.



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