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Dell Inspiron 6000 with network card Intel/Pro Wireless 2200 BG

Laptop - Dell Inspiron 6000 with network card Intel/Pro Wireless 2200BG. My wireless internet was working flawlessly until couple of days back I got windows\system32 corrupt error and it stopped booting. I had to "repair install" windows XP. Update all the drivers from dell support. Now my internet stopped working. I can connect to the wireless router, the connection I get is excellent. However I can't connect to any websites or use programs like msn messenger.
The router is not mine (it is an unsecured connection).

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  • hiyer31 Dec 05, 2008

    But thats the problem the router is not mine. I am making use of an unsecured connection to get to internet. I just moved in here and have not been able to setup my cable and internet access etc.

    It is going to take at least a week for me to setup everything. We moved to a new home. Meanwhile I had laptop issues and now connection to web is not happening.

  • hiyer31 Dec 05, 2008

    In fact let me add; it shows me the list of wireless connections available; it connects me the one that I want; I can see packets of data going back and forth - except when I try to say access "google" - or "yahoo" - it says - unable to connect.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    Dell 1525, lost wireless connection, my wifi card is OK function keys will not resolve problem, my router is listed yet windows vista cannot find connection

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    got a dell inspiron 6000 laptop an just updated it to windows 7 now the video & audio drivers are code 28

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    My Sony Microvault USM-U does not work on my Dell laptop with Windows 7 Professional. The same Microvault works on my colleagues Dell laptop with the same specification as mine. I have used the same Microvault with my HP Laptop.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    dell n5050 connects to wireless network intermittently thus email and internet works sporadically. Tech says modem ok but added a wifi extender and same problem occurs. Will work for an hour or up to two days. Is it the modem or something else I have yet to discover?


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So u can connect to the router, but you arent allowet to access the internet?
The router gave your dell a new ip-number, but it dident gave you access to the net. You ned to do the settings in your router manual, let the router give your dell full access.

Good luck

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