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21-Oct-2010, 01:07 AM #1
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My dell mini is running windows xp and shows a full signal for my wireless network. It will not connect to the internet via any browser (internet explorer, mozilla or google chrome). I have disabled my firewall, repaired my wireless connection, disconnected and reconnected to my wireless using the password and restarted my laptop in 'safe' and 'debugging' modes to try and remedy the problem. Nothing works. But skype will still connect and work on a unsecure wireless linksys signal. Help please!?!?!?!?!

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p.s. I have no CD/DVD drive to reinstall drivers.
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21-Oct-2010, 01:10 AM #2
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Hi,
My dell mini is running windows xp and shows a full signal for my wireless network. It will not connect to the internet via any browser

Go into Control Panel>Internet Options>Connection tab>LAN button and make sure there's a tick in "Automatically detect settings" and no ticks inthe Proxy boxes. Click Apply and OK your way out. Restart IE and see if that helped.
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21-Oct-2010, 01:14 AM #3
Hello and welcome to TSG

Give this program a shot friend http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.ph...302c260093894b

Here is a tutorial for winsock xp:
http://www.techiequest.com/winsock-x...ritical-files/

Good luck with your issue!!!!


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21-Oct-2010, 01:15 AM #4
thanks for such a quick response! though I have already set it to 'detect settings automatically', it detects the full strength signal but when I open IE it says, 'cannot display the webpage'...
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21-Oct-2010, 01:20 AM #5
I'm not sure how to execute winsock xp on my mini as I am using another computer to try and get answers on how to fix my laptop. should i download the program and transfer it using a flash drive?
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21-Oct-2010, 01:26 AM #6
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I'm not sure how to execute winsock xp on my mini as I am using another computer to try and get answers on how to fix my laptop. should i download the program and transfer it using a flash drive?
You could open a Command Prompt then type netsh winsock reset catalog then hit Enter. You'll need a restart after that but if Skype can connect, I don't suspect Winsock too much.
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thanks i'll try that...
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Yes transfer via flash drive!!
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