Card is green, wireless router is green , but no internet
I just got a used Dell Latitude 600 with a new Dynex card (was still in package), it flashes both green lights, also laptop says conneted very good signal....The Verizon wireless dsl router/modem light works on my desktop PC.... but laptop says "can't find server" I have tried several websites, and same message... I am not very computer smart...but hope you can help.
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if it's a tower... you'll need a linksys pci wireless card... and a linksys router... install the drivers first... then... with the computer off... follow instructions for installing the card... connect the antenna... and then turn on. wiat for the computer to boot... it should automatically find the card... now... on the back of the cable modem... disconnect the wire that was going to the computer... and put it in the connection on the router that says "internet", now... disconnect the cable modem... wait 30 seconds... then plug it back in... wait 1 min. for everything to come up... now... connect the power to the router... and wait 1 min... go to the linksys icon in the taskbar... and double click on it... survey the site... when you find the wireless networks that are avil... choose the one that's got the strongest signal... and click connect. now... open the internet broser... and go to tools... internet options... then connections, down at the bottom... you'll see lan... click on it... you should see a box that says automatically detect settings... make sure this is checked...then click apply... then on o.k... and exit the internet.... then go back in... you should have internet...
The CPX doesn't have Wireless capabilities, unless you get a USB Wireless adapter. For now, use the Yellow Network lead to connect it to your router or modem, and then purchase a USB Wi-Fi adapter if you want to move it around more.
The particular wireless card that comes stock in those laptops is horrible. I work for a school district and we have 10 of those laptops in a school library with a wireless access point. They constantly lose connection, don't get an IP address and generally don't work well at all.
We have tested everything we can and have narrowed it down to the fact that that particular wireless card is a piece of junk. We are currently outfitting all of those laptops with new PCMCIA Wireless cards. We tested a single laptop using a new card in the slot and disabled the internal wireless. After that was done, the laptop worked like a charm.
For a comparison, we have other laptops in that same library that have an Intel wireless card instead of the Dell one. They have always connected fine and with no issue to the same Wireless Access Point that the Dell wireless has problems with.
The enhaced version just give more range of signal over the normal dynex, regarding the internet provider it depends because sometimes you'll need a password and user to connect to the wireless signal. The dynex is used to connect from a cable signal (RJ-45)internet and then it will transfer the connection to wireless so it can be use from any laptop with wireless connection. So for example you DSL internet connection is a cable (RJ-45) then you connect that cable to the dynex router, then the router will automatically transmit the signal to wireless so any nearby pc can connect to it. If the laptop doesn't have wireless, then you'll have to buy a card to be able to connect to wireless signal or you could by also a (RJ-45 straight-through
cable Cat 5e) to connect from one of the ports from the DYNEX to the laptop. Hope it helps.
There is no power option in XP to shut off a USB port to preserve power so dont worry about that. I would try to use a different USB device such as a USB Flash Drive or printer etc. to test. If the flash drive for instance does not say it is disconnected after 2 minutes, then you know that the problem is with the wireless card. If it does the same thing as the wireless card, then you know that its not the card. I would say it would most likely be a motherboard at that point which becomes a rather expensive problem. Hopefully this helps!