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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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Re: Will not connect to Internet and cannot make...

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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Based on your post, you currently have a working Netgear WiFi Card installed in your laptop. What you want to do is remove it from the laptop and install the said card to your desktop.

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Considering the cost of the USB adapter or the PCMCIA to PCI card, you may want consider buying a PCI WiFi card or USB WiFi dongle.

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

Good luck and kind regards.

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