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Now I am not unfamiliar with PC installaton, but... This dell inspiron 230S .. I cannot get to connect to a network (WORKGROUP) It is unlike the normal installations I have done before. Any pointers please?

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  • d_b_bennett Sep 28, 2009

    Thanks, but I have brought it into work where we have a workgroup, it has the network card as supplied and the system says it is working. I might just try a wireless connection to see if that will connect.

    I wil post gain.

  • d_b_bennett Sep 28, 2009

    Thanks, but I have brought it into work where we have a workgroup, it has the network card as supplied and the system says it is working. I might just try a wireless connection to see if that will connect.

    I wil post gain.

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Are you trying to connect this unit to a workgroup within a network? Then you need a network card that is it...let me know how that work for you and please do not forget to rate my service so we can improve on it with your help. God bless

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  • Norman Al-Anbar Sep 28, 2009

    As long as the network assign an IP for it, it is easy from there. Please do not give me rating at this time, as I did not do anything this was just a question to clarify your post and when you give me one rating it will count against me as failure to answer. I thank you for the opportunity and hope to be able to serve you in the future. God bless

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