Wireless connection

March 28, 2009 at 09:23:47
Specs: XP Pro SP2, Core2 Duo/3gig
Hi Heroes,
I'm trying to connect my Dell Inspiron 1300 Laptop to a wireless network. I kept on getting refer to Microsoft article 871122, so I disconnected the Dell Wirless 1370 WLAN package, and hoped Microsoft would take over but I now can't see any wireless options.

Any help much appreciated!

Charlie C

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March 28, 2009 at 09:49:50
Maybe you did not install wireless adapter driver correctly, should check and confirm. Also have a look on this wireless adapter configuration to help you more.

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March 28, 2009 at 10:07:33
This has a link to Article # 871122 ---
Two resources to troubleshoot network connection problems in Windows XP
You may want to do this first ---
Wireless Configuration for Wi-Fi.


* Click Start

* Click Control Panel

* Select Network and Internet Connections

* The Network and Internet Connections window will appear:
Select the Network Connections icon

* The Network Connections window will appear:
Double click on Local Area Connection

* The Local Area Connection window will appear:
Select the General tab and click, or highlight Internet Protocol and press Properties

* The TCP/IP Properties window will appear:

* Make sure that both the Obtain an IP Address Automatically and Obtain DNS Server Address Automatically are selected, or checked.

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March 28, 2009 at 10:35:10
Thanks very much Chuck2

The TCP/ICP was correctly set up, and I'm having a look at your link though its rather over my head.

What I really want to do is get the Wirless network Icon up - which I assumed Microsoft have got somewhere in the system, to replace the Dell one I deleted?

Once again thank you

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March 28, 2009 at 10:43:21
...so I disconnected the Dell Wirless 1370 WLAN package...

Disconnected how ???
You really should not jump into doing things, until you know what you are doing.

Have you restarted your computer, since the disconnection ???
That may get back what you want.

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March 28, 2009 at 11:07:29
TCP/ICP was correctly set up

Then if that is OK, then Windows XP should detect, and tell you, any wireless Network that is in range. Then you select the detected network, and XP will connect you.

How far away is the wireless network ????
Line of sight range is only about 200 to 300 feet.

10 tips for improving your wireless network

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March 28, 2009 at 13:24:18
"disconnected the Dell Wirless 1370 WLAN package" What do you mean? You removed the drivers? You need to have the drivers installed, and if there was a Dell Wireless Connection Utility, you should use that to manage your Wireless connections....NOT the Windows Wireless.

Also, make sure your wireless switch is turned on .


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