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Can not connect to internet using wireless

I have a Dell Inspiron 1200 and now connect to the internet via an ethernet cable attached to a Gateway 2 wire router, provided by AT&T. I cannot connect to the internet wirelessly and the router provider is less than helpful. My computer has a Dell PC card. I was told that the Dell wireless program is overriding AT&T this has since been disabled still no luck.

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  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    computer says card ok computer shows my router, yet unable to connect to internet

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Did you input the WEP key? I will assume you are using Windows XP. So go to control panel, network connections and then go to the wireless connection and then select view wireless connections double click on the one with the highest strength, which should be your 2wire. When it asks for the network security key type in the numbers that are located on the sticker on the bottom of your router between the [########] brackets.

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To have an overview try this Tip
Dell Wlan program is supposed to manage the PC WLAN card.
An eventually installed ATT program is supposed to be used ONLY to configure ONCE your ATT router.
If you have an ATT router control program is can be to dialog and config Router NOT to configure your Dell WLAN card.

  1. Configure your router in Wireless section: remove security to check your WLAN. Set a new Wlan name (= SSID) to be able to find your network between other neiborghs networks.
  2. Be sure to use same standard both for router and PC card (A, B, G, N)
  3. Confi gure your PC WLAN card: if you have to use a proprietary driver disable Zero wireless configuration set in WLan Properties and launch wlan card associated program.leave your network open
  4. View Wireless network using your PC card monitor SW and find your network (SSIC) connect
  5. If you can connect to open wlan you can proceed to configure router for an encrypted and protected network.
  6. use WPA-PSK security protocol
  7. replicate same settings on PC WLAN card and recheck connection.


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