Wireless Network not connecting

December 31, 2008 at 13:32:12
Specs: Windows XP x64, Quad Core / 4GB
This laptop I am working on is not connecting to the Internet. It sees the network and connects to it but it will not go past Limited to no connectivity.
I have turned on the network device that will allow it to see any available networks....it turns off after I turn it on. I have run numerous repairs all to no avail.
Any other ideas?

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#1
December 31, 2008 at 16:09:31
What's the manufacturer/model of your computer? What wireless card is installed? What type of router/modem combo are you connecting to? Have you tried connecting to other networks? Did it ever work?

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#2
January 1, 2009 at 14:45:10
This is something I have seen many times when using the wireless card manufacturers own connection software. Are you using the windows connection service or the card manufacturers software?
To check, try this...
Right click My Computer and go down to Manage.
Expand Services and Applications and then click on Services. Scroll down and look for Wireless Zero Configuration. If it says Stopped or Disabled, double click it. A new window will open. Halfway down you will see drop down menu. Select Automatic. Click apply and ok. Now connect using the Windows connection manager.
If the above is not the problem, do you use a firewall other than Windows one? If so try turning it off, disconnect then reconnect.
Another thing that could cause this is if the computer is turned on before the router.

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#3
January 1, 2009 at 20:50:09
make sure the router your connecting to is assigning the laptop a IP

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#4
January 2, 2009 at 09:41:14
Dell Latitude d820. The Router is assigning ip's and is always on. Her mothers laptop is picking it up no problem. And hers will pick up the Schools and my houses networks. That is why I am so confused. Using Windows connection manager and no firewalls other than Windows. Think it could be AVG kicking in? Cable router/modem unsure of the make/models though.

Wireless card is the one that came with the laptop....internal.


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#5
January 2, 2009 at 13:26:28
Download and install the Intel Proset wireless software for the specific card. You can get that from the Dell Support site once you enter the ST. Then use that software to manage the Wireless connections.

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#6
January 2, 2009 at 15:16:59
Thats what is used to manage the wireless connections. I can use either Windows or that. I have used both.

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