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  1. dan100

    dan100 Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I have a Dell Precision M60 laptop. Wireless internet was working perfectly until I had to reinstall Windows XP. After the re-installation, laptop and wired internet works perfectly but the wireless internet is not working. I have tried various things after reading other forums etc but still cannot get it to work.
    I have a Netgear wireless ADSL modem router and Intel Pro wireless 2200BG network adapter.
    When I click the icon on the task manager for available wireless network connections, it shows my network with full signal strength. I enter network key and press connect, but it just says not connected. I'm not too familiar with network connections. Please help.
     
  2. neil21stirling

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    1st thing i'd check here is that your security key for your wireless is correct on both ends,
    even logging into your router when hardwired and removing the security key for wireless and trying to connect without security enabled would be a good start, mainly just to see if your computer will connect with no network key needed. This will determine if its the key thats causing the problem.

    If however it still is not connecting, I'd start with getting the latest drivers for your Intel wireless network card, uninstalling the network adapter from device manager and installing it again with latest drivers and try again to connect
     
  3. dan100

    dan100 Thread Starter

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    Uninstalling the network adaptors then reinstalling them with latest drivers solved the issue. Thanks for your help.
     
  4. neil21stirling

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    No problem, glad you got it sorted.

    when you have a chance, please mark this thread as solved.
     
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