Question about Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop
I've had this problem on 2 computers now - after service pack 3 installed windows no longer recognizes my wireless antenna. Some one fixed it (on one computer) by changing the settings such that windows became the program that controls wireless connections not lynxis. I tried updating the Belkin driver on this computer but that still didn't work. Would like to try that other solution does anyone know how to change it so that windows controls the wireless network?
It sounds like the problem you are having is that the controller for your wireless equipment is over-ridding the built-in Windows wireless controller. From what you stated in your question, the problem was solved before by reverting to the built-in Windows wireless controller (by re-installing Windows). The specific steps for your configuration depends on many factors (such as make and settings of the controller software/driver), I would suggest going to the control panel for the network adapters and opening the properties. Click on the "View Wireless Networks" button, if you don't see the list of available networks then there is an option to manage the settings from an external program. To solve the problem, revert to the built-in Windows controller; to give specific steps I would need to know more about your setup and installation.
The standard method is as follows:
1) Open the "Control Panel"
2) (For Classic View skip to step 3) Open the "Network and Internet Connections", then choose "Network Connections" towards the bottom
3) Double click "Wireless Network Connection"
4) Click on the "Properties" button (towards the bottom of the box)
5) Click on the "Wireless Networks" tab
6) Click the check box "Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings" (to put a check in the box)
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
To change windows to the controlling program, click on Start, then head over to Control Panel. Under Control Panel, double click on the icon for Network Connections. There, find the Wireless Network Connection. Right mouse click on it and go to properties. After the Properties Window pops up, Click on the Wireless Networks Tab. There, check mark the box which says "Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings." This will activate windows control over the network card. Hopefully this helps.
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Restart your computer during the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the delete or F2 key
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS then using the arrow keys scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
note this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system
note after you have loaded the operating system you should go back and change the first boot device to failsafe or optimised defaults
after windows has loaded
your computer will automatically restart it might restart 2 times one to finish the installation
the next will be because the operating system is loaded and will boot from your cd
if your installation disk is only a service pack 1 or 2 you might need to create an xp sp3 disk
if you have a copy of windows service pack there is a program that allows you add service pack 3 to it so you have a copy of xp sp3
hope this helps
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