Question about Dell Inspiron 2200 Notebook
I have a Dell Inspiron 2200
Dell Wireless 1370 WLAN Mini PCI Card
I've never had a problem connecting to wireless before. Recently I tried connecting to my new network and although it said: 'connected, signal strength very good' it also said 'acquiring address'. Thus, I could not get on the internet.
I believe I had to change the IP address. So I looked at my roommate's computer and found the IP address. It was 192.168.1.1 But my computer also asked for a 'subset mask' and 'default gateway'. I googled this IP address and got some numbers for these things. Clearly I have no idea what I'm doing.
SO, usually, to get the wireless internet going, I click on Start>Run> then hit okay because when I open 'Run' there was always something already written in the blank. When I did this I got a list of programs. I would then click on Wireless Internet, it would say Stopped, and I would hit Start, and it would work, hooray!
So after all my fiddling with IP addresses, I restarted my computer and first went to Start>Run> but it was blank! It gives me the option to type something in or browse, but I have no idea how to restore what was usually there so I can restart my wireless. So now I'm in really bad shape.
Hope this information will allow someone to help me. I am not to familiar with this stuff but am doing the best I can.
You have changed your TCP/IP settings and it cannot communicate with your wireless router.
Open the Control Panel, Click on Network Connections, then right click on Wireless Network Connection, then scroll down and click on to highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), then click on the Properties button.
Select (click on) Obtain an IP address automatically
Select (click on) Obtain DNS server address automatically
Click OK and close and shutdown and reboot Windows
You should now be able to access the Internet
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
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