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Dell Dimension DE051:Wireless Internet Problem (Can't Load Sites)

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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?

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  • BOO-Jelly Dec 30, 2008

    To GregL:



    I re-entered the data into the client adapter (I assume that is the
    Linksys Wireless-G 24 GHZ (802.11 g)). The data came from logging on to
    Comcast Home Networking and find the corresponding numbers and whatnot.

  • SoleAngelus May 11, 2010

    Can you not enable DHCP on the router to enable it to automaticly give the client an IP etc to rule out you may have incorrectly entered data (you would have to tell windows to auto get info)

    Also WEP keys are case sensative and have no spaces.

  • Greg Lumpkin
    Greg Lumpkin May 11, 2010

    When you wrote that you re-entered all the data, was that in the router, or the client adapter?

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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.

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