I have a Dell latitude D610 laptop. OS: Win XP SP3. Following network adapters:
Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller (driver version 22.214.171.124)
Dell Wireless 1370 WLAN Mini-PCI card (driver version 126.96.36.199)
I have Linksys WRK54G router that's connecting to the internet through a cable modem.
I see the SSID - the signal seems to be good. But connection ends up with "The connection has limited or no connectivity". When I try to "Repair" the connection it fails to renew the IP address. I end up with the message:
"Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed: Renewing your IP address".
I have WEP security on the router and have ensured that I am entering the right password. Interesting thing is when I connect this same laptop to my router using a wire, not only does my wired connection work but also my wireless connection comes alive. My laptop shows two working connections. But when I disconnect the wired connection the wireless also dies. Another interesting thing: I can connect wirelessly to the router using a different laptop (HP).
I have had this router and the dell laptop for a while. They were working fine together. Then a few days back my wireless connection began to act up. The router signal became sporadic. When the signal was there and I would be connected the connection was very slow. So I decided to update the router and my laptop drivers. I wanted to update my router firmware first but I was having trouble with that so I went ahead with the dell wireless card update first. That alone didn't seem to make any difference. Then I was finally able to update the firmware of my router. The router signal became steady after that and while I am now able to connect my other laptop to it my dell laptop wireless connectivity continues to be broken in the way described above.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.