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My wireless internet isn't working on my Dell Inspiron 6000.

My computer will connect ot the internet fine, but when I try to open the internet, or an application that uses the internet, nothing happens. What should I do?

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  • lisajerry87 May 11, 2010

    This has happened to me before, and believe it or not, it’s easy to fix. I would first suggest contacting your ISP to make sure that there aren’t any bandwidth restrictions or blackouts. These two things can knock down your internet quick and you wouldn’t even know it. I live in Portland and use Clear wireless internet (www.clear.com/?utm_source=bc) and my “Unlimited” package gives me as much bandwidth as I want for $50 a month. But this wasn’t always the case. When I first started with Clear, I opted for their “Occasional” package which gave me 200MB per month for $30. With both packages I got wireless internet throughout downtown Portland, which was awesome. I don’t know where you live, but Clear is coming to Las Vegas, Grand Rapids, and Atlanta soon and I really recommend them.

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Hi,

try launching An Internet Explorer, Or web-browser Page.
Also You could look in the device manager, for any problem-devices. Then check that you are getting A receive as well as Transmit signal. ( bytes sent/received ) Check settings In Internet Connectivity.

Mike @ compurepair.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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