Question about Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop
"How can I disconnect Ethernet and run "wireless" at home, I have a Billion 720G router with wireless "functionaly" I had to reinstall OS and now I cant get Comp to run wirelessly,I feel like a dummy lol
N.B.Reinstalling OS took a while but sorted out my previous RunDLL Error on start up.
Ok so off we go, first thing is since you reinstalled the OS, computer probably lost the driver files for the wireless device in you Dell Dimension. So you will have to find out the manufacturer of the wireless device and reinstall those drivers if you have not done so.
To verify this you need to go to the Device Manager and look for any hardware in the computer that is not installed properly (will have a symbol by it) defining there is a problem with the device, or not recognized by the computer.
Once the device manager comes back ok (everything operating normally) then you need to go to network connections. Look to see if you have a wireless connection there? If you do, then you need to connect to the wireless access point (router) So View available wireless connections. then connect to it.
There is the possibility that your friend set up the router connection with a wep kep (encryption) If so then you might just need to reset the router to factory defaults to remove this. (resetting the router to factory defaults is different depending on your router model) You will have to look this info up in the manual. Once the encryption is off it will become an open access point and you should be able to connect to it ok.
I know this was a lot of information in a short time, if you have questions please feel free to let us know.
Also if anyone else has a better (or easier) way for David to accomplish all of this please ring in.
Posted on Mar 05, 2009
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