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Wireless Adaptor Issue

I used my Dell Inspiron 1520 yesterday and tried to connect to another network. Now I have come back home, I cannot connect to the internet via my wireless connection and I get a no networks available message. I can now only connect to the ethernet via my ethernet cable. I spoke to my ISP and they troubleshooted, reset my netgear router settings which didn't help and then advised that I need a new wirless adaptor. I have only had my laptop for under 1 year and a half so am dissapointed that I have this problem. I need a second opinion before I fork out any money. Can you help?

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  • luv2chat2ya Jan 12, 2009

    Thank you so much for your help but I restarted my machine and all seems to be working fine now.

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First make sure that your wireless router is set to broadcast (or if you prefer not to broadcast) your SSID (your wireless network name) or that your laptop wireless network connection properties is set-up to "Connect even if this network is not broadcasting".

To check this go to:

Click Start> Connect to>Show all connections>
Right click your Wireless Connection and select properties>
On the Properties box select "Wireless Network" tab >
Go to "Preferred networks" then highlight your SSID (network name)
Click "properties" button check "connect even if this network is not broadcasting". (while youre here check that your "Wireless network key" confgurations are correct).

Make sure that you are also set-up to "Obtain an IP Address automatically " and "Obtain DNS server address automatically"

To check:

Click Start> Connect to>Show all connections>
Right click your Wireless Connection and select properties>
Select "General" and under the heading "This connection uses the following items">
Highlight "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) then click "Properties" button







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