|Our Dell laptop Inspiron 8100 has been on the Internet using a dial up connection, which we still need for our travels to our cabin which has a land line phone. I thought that I would give WiFi a try for use in the "hotspots" so I bought a Keebox (brand) Wireless N 150 USB Adapter this week, and installed the included software. To try it out, I went to my local library and the computer indicated receiving the WiFi signal, but could not connect; it kept coming up with my telephone dialer icon. |
Some newer laptops have a WiFi switch, and the even newer ones, don't have any as on my new laptop that easily connects to a WiFi signal. The 8100 has none. I went to the "network connections" dialog box and it indicates that my WiFi adapter is working correctly, but not connected. My dialup connection does have a check mark on it showing that it is the one selected. I'll bet that somehow, I have to disable my dialup connection, I hope just tempararily so I can enable the WiFi adapter. It seems like my option if I "click on the dialup icon would remove it and I do not want to do that; disabling temporarily would be okay.
Any thoughts, please,