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Wireless won't connect

Inspiron 4150 with TrueMobile 1150 wireless.
WXP
Netgear WGR614 router

My IBM laptop connects to the router just fine

Inspiron finds the router/SSID
I have put in the WEP key.
But it won't connect.

Any ideas?
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  • artkr Jul 16, 2009

    Dell is running xp sp3 (It didn't work on sp2 either).
    I disabled the microsoft forewall and it didn't work.
    What do you mean by disabling wireless security? Do you mean getting into the router and disabling it there?
    TIA

  • artkr Jul 17, 2009

    disabled WEP in both the router and the inspiron.
    No change. Still won't connect.

  •  C. Dante
    C. Dante May 11, 2010

    Yes - that's what I mean. the reason is to see if there is any problem with the wireless encryption. If the Inspiron connects with disabled wireless security, we found the culprit and can take it from there.

  •  C. Dante
    C. Dante May 11, 2010

    I have two questions:

    Is your Dell Inspiron running WinXP as well?
    Does this laptop connect when you disable wireless security?Come back here and let me know - I'm happy to help.

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Perform the steps below to configure wireless connection settings on the concerned computer:


1. Right click on My Computer icon and go to Manage.
2. Go to Services then go to Service and Applications.
3. Double click on Wireless Zero Configuration.
4. Change the Start Up Type to Automatic and click on Apply
5. Click on Start and press OK to close the window.
6. Go to 'Control Panel', Click on Classic View in the left hand side menu and then open 'Network Connections'.
7. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'Properties'.
8. Go to the 'Wireless Networks' tab .
9. Check the option 'Use Windows to Configure this Wireless Connection' and click 'OK'.

Now please perform the following instructions to connect to the wireless network:

1. Go to 'Control Panel', Click on Classic View in the left hand side menu and then open 'Network Connections'.
2. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'Properties'.
3. Click on the 'wireless network' tab.
4. Under Preferred networks if you see any name in the list then highlight the name and click remove.Click OK.
5. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'View Available Networks'.
6. Look for the SSID (aka Network Name) of the Wireless router or access point.
4. Highlight the SSID from the list that you want to connect to.
5. Type the security Key here and click on the 'Connect' button.
6. You should have successfully established a wireless network connection.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue.

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Anand

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