Question about Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook
When I scroll over the bars where the internet is connected it says that there are wireless networks available, I also just installed my new router, and when I click on the link to connect to a wireless network it does not do anything. It worked before and now suddenly nothing happens. Please help!
Make sure that the router is broadcasting your network (This is the SSID). If it is you should see the name of your network (make sure you change the name from the factory default). If not you will have to log onto your router (http://192.196.0.# number is specific to your brand of router. Should be in manual.).
When you log in under admin you can go to wireless tab and look for SSID broadcast. Make sure it is set to yes. If you have a power setting, make sure it is set to 100%
If you still cant connect you will have to run the network wizard that comes with your router again. Make sure to write your network key down (some routers are case sensitive so be sure to take that into account).
If that doesn't work, check the security levels, as it might be set to a higher level that does not accept new connections.
I hope this helps, if you have any other questions just let me know.
Posted on Mar 06, 2009
Try uninstalling your wireless device on your PC. Then reboot. It should automatically reinstall your wireless card after the reboot.
If you need help uninstalling it let me know.
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
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3. In the "Network and Internet Connections" window, click on "Network Connections."
4. Once in Network Connections, right-click on the wireless connection then select "View available wireless networks"
5. If the wireless network is a secured network, please refer to the manual of the wireless router to make it unsecured for the purpose of testing the wireless network.
NOTE: Acer does not recommend leaving a wireless network unsecured and is not responsible for data accessed due to unsecured wireless networks.
6. If the wireless network is listed, the wireless adapter is functioning properly. If unable to connect to the wireless router, go through "Before you start" at the beginning of this article.
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