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Dell Inspirion E1505 internet connection problem

I purchased a used laptop and I am having problems getting it to connect to my wireless linksys.
The linksys is working correctly as there are 2 other computers linking up to it.
It appears to be something monked up with the laptop.
It’s a Dell Inspirion E1505.
I don’t even know where to begin as I am almost a computer tard.
I have followed the “diagnose connection problems” and did a “repair” thing.
Sometimes it works momentarily, then loses connection and info says limited or no connection.
Someone please help!
nightgirl

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  • nightgirlb Feb 04, 2009

    I have windows xp,

    I dont see Start>my network places

  • nightgirlb Feb 04, 2009

    I now have found my NETWORK CONNECTIONS Area

  • nightgirlb Feb 04, 2009

    under LAN or High Speed Internet

    I have 3 choices



    Wireless Network Connection

    Connected,Firewalled

    Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini



    Local Area Connection

    Disabled, Firewalled

    Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integr



    1394 Connection

    Disabled, Firewalled

    1394 Net Adapter

  • nightgirlb Feb 04, 2009

    Which LAN do I choose?



    How do I find my IP address for solution 2?



    @Niraji This is paid wireless at my home.

  • nightgirlb Feb 04, 2009

    I Think I solved it

    I had the Dell Wireless Utility mamaging my wireless connection.



    I went to Dell Wireless Utility manager and unchecked the box next to "Let this Utility mamage your wireless network" and clicked apply.

  • sanjay Limbu
    sanjay Limbu May 11, 2010

    Is it paid wireless service for free of cost?

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NightGirl,

What I would try to do is first check to see if there is a static IP address. You check this by goto START-MY NETWORK PLACES-VIEW NETWORK CONNECTIONS (in the top left hand side) From there, you should see your LAN,HIGH-SPEED INTERNET then under it you should see Local Area Connection. If there is more than one Local Area Connection connected, then disconnect both of them and try only connection one of them, (i couldn't tell you which one as I'm not there to see which is the onboard NIC) It should be connected, but apparently in your case it may not stay on. Right click on the Local Area Connection, then goto PROPERTIES. The properties box is going to open up. Make sure that Internet Protocal (TCP/IP) is checked, then highlight it and click on the PROPERTIES box, here is where you want to make sure that the (OBTAIN AN IP ADDRESS AUTOMATICALLY) is selected, if not, then select it and do the same for the bottom (OBTAIN DNS SERVER ADDRESS AUTOMATICALLY)

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Have you properly entered in all of your network's info into the laptop?  Sometimes security settings can block access to the Wireless network.  Here's a quick way to diagnose network connection.  (Make sure you know the IP address of your router!)
1. open your Command Prompt
2. type in the following "ping (Router IP address example: 192.168.1.1 " after entering the following press enter.  (you should see a series of lines that say how long the packet took to make a round trip...if not, then you have no connection to the wirless network)
3. if the results of the ping test read "100% loss" you know that connection is definately not established. 
Your next course of action should be to inspect your laptop's settings and ensure that your laptop can "see" the router.  If your laptop's NIC ( Network Interface Card ) cannot detect the network it is possible that the NIC is bad or your router isn't set to "Broadcast" your SSID ( Service Set Identifier ) aka network.  this following article might be able to assit you in the troubleshooting process more throughly.  I hope this to be of some help to you! 
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/setup/wireless.mspx#2

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