Question about Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop
PC: Dell Dimension DE051
OS: Windows XP Home Edition
Wireless Adapter: Linksys Wireless-G 24 GHZ (802.11 g)
Internet Service Provider: Comcast
Summary: The problem began yesterday after I changed my home network's encryption from WPA to WEP. After I did, I could not access Internet on the PC. I found it was because the IP address was wrong. So, I manually reentered everything the Linksys required me to (IP, Gateway, DNS, etc.). I thought that would solve the problem, but it didn't.The message displayed on the Linksys was this:
"You are connected to the Access Point, but the Internet cannot be found."
And then this message was on the Network Connection menu:
"Windows did not detect problems with this connection. If you cannot connect, click Repair." I did, but there was no effect.
When I access the Internet, it attempts to load for five or so seconds and then says that the "Address Not Found".
Notes: Every computer except the Dell Dimension is listed as connected. I don't know why the Dell Dimension (named NANA_COMPUTER) is not listed as one of the computers connected (because the Linksys said it was connected to the Access Point).
I disabled all the firewalls on the Dell Dimension, but it had no effect.
Questions: Should I purchase a better Wireless Adapter? What do I need to do to fix this problem?
Contact Comcast and have them reset your IP address. also have them ping your modem after they reset IP.
Also, see Linksys website for LELA (easylink advisor) to add devices to network. Uses a good bit of memory so don't allow to run automatically at start up.
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
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