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Wireless connection problem

Am using WinXP Pro SP2 on my Toshiba which I bough second hand a couple of weeks ago. The problem is that it does not navigate interent when using my wireless connection. The connection shows excellent signals and connection. When I directly type in a webpage address in address bar, it connects to that page immediately. However, it does not go any further from that page e.g. no searches or next page etc. However, if I type the next page's address directly it goes there. When I use my ethernet cable with Toshibsa, there is no problem whatsoever in navigation. I tried following solutions

1) Uninstall and install network and wireless cards with latest drivers

2) Format and re-install Win XP

I do not have the recovery CDs so I am desperate to solve

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Re: wireless connection problem


A couple of things you can try:
1. Set static IP address on your WiFi Card including your ISP's DNS;
2. In your browser, go to Tools, Options, Advanced, Setting and check/tick "Auto-detect Proxy settings for this connection"
3.  If you have  the option to Use HTTP 1.1 through proxy connections, check/tick that also;
4. Right click on your WiFi networking icon and click on repair;
5. Google, download & merge to your registry "" which is a patch for Win 2k/XP not to cache failed DNS entries.

Hope this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turns up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Oct 21, 2007

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