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First thing you need to think about is: before you formatted your hard drive, when you set up your laptop to the router, do you remember if you had to enter a wep key to get access? If you did then you need to go to your network connections, (or wireless network connections) and click on that connection, if it says that it's a secure connection, you will need to enter that key. If you don't have the key, then you will need to log into the router, usually by enter 192.168.#.# Depending on your router the last two position change, like Linksys is 2.1, and SOHO's are 111.1, etc, it will tell you what the login is in your manual. Then enter your password, and once inside the router, you will go to the secure network area, and the easiest thing is to create a new WEP key, Most routers hide the old keys, and so, just create a new one.
If you go to Wireless Network Connections and you don't see a icon, then you have another problem, which most probably would be the driver for the wireless adapter in your laptop, not the router. Routers don't typically have drivers. Then if that doesn't fix it, I'd call Dell, and let them know what you did, and they can advise you on either finding a repair shop, or maybe you have a service contract with them. Those are your possiblities.
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
Dell has a nasty habit of making you go to their website to get some of the drivers. Check to make sure your wireless card's drivers are there (probably not). Right click My Computer>Properties>Hardware>Device Manager. I'm betting you'll find a yellow circle with a black exclamation point under your Network Adapters. If so, go to the Dell site for your drivers, download and install. It'll be recognized automatically. Let me know if this doesn't work. If it does, please rate me accordingly!
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
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