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yogi156

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I was given a used laptop from work and am having problems hooking it up to my home network. Works ok with ethernet cable but not wireless. It is a Dell WLAN card, I switched my netgear router to open network, just to try to hook up. The wireless utility says connected, with excellent signal, but when I open IE7, it will not connect to internet. I also tried using windows utility to connect with same results. I currently have a different laptop hooked up, so I don’t think it is the router. any ideas?
 

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Connect by ethernet and try to connect via wireless and show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

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Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\DCI>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DCI
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Cont
roller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1C-23-98-D0-E7

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-FC-E9-7E-74
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.101
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

C:\Documents and Settings\DCI>ipconfig/all
 

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If it were me I'd set the wireless connection TCP/IP properties to 'obtain IP auto' and 'obtain DNS auto.'

Using a manually assigned IP configuration you need to specify a Gateway address to access anything outside your LAN, and a DNS server address to resolve web names.
 
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