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Will not connect to Internet and cannot make connection

I bought 2 laptops on ebay w/o the mini pcmcia cards, I then bought the mini pcmcia cards and installed. On one computer no problem all the connections got made and I am up and running. But on the other computer, I have tried everyting to no avail. I have even reloaded all the system drivers individuall from the dell website. It sees the wireless networks available and my home wireless network is a linksys that shows "excellent" but when I go to internet explorer, it justs says work offline??? I went tools and settings and create internet connection but still nothing?? Please help.

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  • nenaw2004 Nov 22, 2007

    I have also tried to make network connections, home through residential gateway and work through hub.....

  • Eilen May 05, 2008

    I have the eame problem. My other two computers have no problem getting connected via same router, but my Dell laptop (Inspiron - 1150, 510m; Latitude - D505) does not manage. Internt connection is excellent, but gets errormesg "Work offline" when opening a site.

    I use Network component "Intel PROSet version" does that have anything to say. Im getting in despair! Please HEEELP!




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When you see the message saying work offline or connect if you click connect does it come up with a dialup box or just say page cannot be displayed?

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