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I have a dell inspiron 1501 laptop. I had no problems connecting to the wireless network. I restarted my computer and i hav not been able to get on the network since. I a running windows xp home edition and have dell wlan 1390 minicard. I am not overly computer literate, but have tried ip release/renew, resetin ip stack, i have moved controll of the card to wzc from the dell utility with no avail Please help

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What you want to do is run System Restore prior to the day you restarted your computer.  Depending on your Service Pack 1or 2, you'll find System Restore by going to Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools.  If your Service Pack 3 then you'll find it by going to the Help and Support Center, and clicking on undo changes to your computer with System Restore.  Once it's restored, it should bring back your access to the wireless router/network.  
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