Solved Win XP to WiFi can not get onto the Web

October 27, 2013 at 10:52:11
Specs: Window XP
I have a Win XP Celeron unit. I installed 2.0 USP ports and have a EnGenius 2,4GHz wireless 11B/n long range USB adapter I did get my Celeron up and running on the WiFi and I installed Norton 360 and Mozilla Firefox.
I have a Google e-mail and all was working well, until I tried to get Windows Outlook connected.
By wireless Lan is connected and working. But I can not get onto the web. It tells me I can not find the server
Thanks

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November 4, 2013 at 08:49:09
Thank every one.
The USB WiFi link was showing on my task bar as up and running but the connection to the web was not complete. Then the plugin to my hard drive was loose and had to be repaired. The address to the web was wrong. That all being done I am up and running,


#1
October 27, 2013 at 17:05:16
I'm a wee bit unsure which outlook you're referring to...

Are you referring to the Outlook as in Microsoft Office suite, or to outlook.com which replaced the olde hotmail.com on the www?


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#2
October 28, 2013 at 09:46:34
For some absurd reason Microsoft continually use the word outlook for quite different products. They lack imagination. It goes like this:

Outlook Express - outdated pop email program.

Outlook - a different pop email program which is part of Microsoft Office.

Outlook.com - online email (webmail) - their latest.

We need to know which one you mean.

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#3
October 29, 2013 at 06:47:49
I do not have any of the outlooks on my system that I can see. WiFi is connected and checks out fine as I called Rogers who supplied the Gateway.
When I click on any of the icons it tells me I can not get onto the web. Trouble shooting it says I do not no access to HRRP, HTTPS
It was working at one time, as I said once I started playing with outlook and express mail that was on the system since this unit was new back in 2001 I am trying to get this up and running for a Family Tree program and access to the www.
Thanks I hope I shed some light on this.
Ron

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#4
October 29, 2013 at 10:00:32
"I do not have any of the outlooks on my system that I can see.
If that is true, then how are you "playing with Outlook and Express mail"?

No matter what Outlook you were fiddling with, I doubt it did anything to break your Internet connection. You might try connecting your computer directly to the router via the Ethernet port and see if you have connectivity. If it connects, then it's a WiFi issue.


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October 29, 2013 at 12:01:03
I had removed that as I was sure it was all obsolete.
I will try that and wire up direct
Thank you for your help..
Ron

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#6
October 29, 2013 at 12:33:38
What THX 1138 says makes very good sense.

You don't need any form of Outlook or email program in order to go online. Doing things in that area should not prevent you getting an internet connection, Wireless or Ethernet.

In fact, although very dated, Outlook Express still works fine on XP for anyone who still cares to use it. It's on my XP (relegated to the spare room) and still working fine.

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#7
October 29, 2013 at 12:42:42
Interesting...
Thank you guys for your help. I am at the stage where I will bring it into the repair shop and get it checked out. I have not used it for a few years and want to get it up and running for the Family Tree programs...
I will let you know what I find out.
Cheers, Ron

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November 4, 2013 at 08:49:09
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Thank every one.
The USB WiFi link was showing on my task bar as up and running but the connection to the web was not complete. Then the plugin to my hard drive was loose and had to be repaired. The address to the web was wrong. That all being done I am up and running,

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November 4, 2013 at 09:21:23
Glad to hear it. Pity you had to shell out money but "all's well that ends well" - obviously more than one thing. Thanks for popping back to let us know.

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