Question about Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook
Try these tips....this tiip is for those that can connect to the router but not the internet, but it will actually work for all instances of no connectivity.
Can connect to local but not Internet?
This is most likely due to a driver issue other than a settings issue. First off, if you are running your computer in selective startup, change it back to normal startup and reboot. If this clears the problem then great, you can go back to selective startup but be careful as to what services you shut down.
The easiest way to check if this is a driver issue is to update the driver for the device. This can be done at the Device Manager found in the control panel, (In XP, the device manager is in the “system” icon and under the hardware tab). Scroll down to the network adapters and click on the + sign. Double click on the adapter and choose to update driver, let it search the internet (windows update) if it wants to, if it finds an updated driver, allow it to install. If it does not find an updated driver, then maybe the driver you have is a recent one but it may be corrupt. If that is the case, then it would be better to right click on the adapter and choose uninstall, this will force windows to reinstall the device the next time it reboots, and again it will ask to search online for a fresh driver, choose yes and let it run. Once the device installs, try to connect to the internet.
Posted on Sep 27, 2009
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Aug 07, 2014 | Dell Computers & Internet
Jul 16, 2013 | Dell Inspiron 5100 Notebook
Aug 17, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 530s Desktop Computer
Aug 16, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router
Aug 11, 2010 | Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Router...
Jun 28, 2009 | Belkin (F5D7230-4) Router (587009)
Mar 05, 2009 | Dell TrueMobile 2300 Router (000001)
Sep 04, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook
Aug 16, 2008 | D-Link DSL-G604T Wireless Router
Mar 11, 2008 | Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband...
34 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!