I've been having a strange problem with my adapter as of late. It will change networks with out me telling it to. When i tell it to connect back to a network it will go off connect to a completely different network then the one i told it. Right now it seems to work fine during most of the day then it will just start doing it's own thing. I've updated it to the newest software and still have the same problem. The adapter is only a half year old and hasn't been dropped or taken any damage any other way that i know of. Any help would be great.
If your using an update to XP Right-Click on the XP Wireless Icon in the system tray Click on View available Wireless networks Click on Change Order Of Preferred Networks make sure your network is the only one there
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Strange. Did you go to settings, connect to your home wireless network, and enter your password? Are you any further from the router than other devices you say do not have the issue? I've seen this, weaker signal, when people connected to the guest wireless network. Otherwise, I do not understan why it's happening unless it's an issue with the configuration of the wireless tablet adapter. You may have to do some advanced work on the adapter, but I don't have enough info to be able to tell you, for sure.
It is not the problem with the router. It is the problem with the wireless adapter on your computer. Open Network connections and look for Wireless network connection. If it is not there then open the Device Manager and look for Wireless network adapter under Network adapters. It seems that wireless adapter on your computer is not working or it is not detected by your computer. If you have external wireless adapter then unplug it and replug it.
Assuming that your Operating System is Windows XP I have given you the details to download the drivers.
Visit the link: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-53178.html
Scroll down to Networking: Ethernet section
Intel PRO/1000 MT Mobile Connection adapter (10/100/1000 Ethernet) -
Click on 8 Feb 2007 - Build 135400
In the next page click on 7ira09ww.exe and download
If your Network Adapter is Intel PRO/100 VE Network Connection adapter (10/100 Ethernet) then click in the other link Build 94590
(Build 94590 supports models with Intel PRO/100 VE Network Connection adapter (10/100 Ethernet) only.
In the next page download
If you can connect to other network, then that means your wireless adapter is working fine. You said that you've changed the network recently, then that might be where the problem is. You'll need to update your wireless connection. I suggest you delete the existing wireless and start a new connection to your wireless network, using the new wireless key.
I have seen this kind of strange behavior when the adapter is bad. No network detection, or connect but no webpages would ever come up, weird problems. All cleared up by replacing the adapter with an identical one, so it was not because of any settings or software issues. A new adapter is probably needed.
Hmmmm... this is quite hard endyananna... Is your computer have its own third party Wireless Software? Sometyms Built in adapters on laptops come with their own wireless software that manages the wireless connection. First thing is to locate that program by going to network connections and checking the name of the adapter. Once you found the name, go to the all programs and look for that software there. Try to connect using that software first. In case that it wont work then you have no choice but to use Wireless Zero of Windows. go to run, type services.msc, enable it , start the service, go to network connections, go to wireless cx properties, put a check on use windows to configure my wireless network settings, click ok, right click on wireless network cx, open up view available networks, you should be able to connect after that. In case that it didnt work. Then I have a hunch that youre computer have another software that configures your wireless network connection and that prgram must be used. Good Luck then. If you have any problems, you can always call your OEM for support.
Assuming you initially set up the router using the wired lan adapter and lead, enabled DHCP in the settings.
First stand right next to your router; Dells wireless is a little tempremental, go to control panel and in there should be Dell wireless monitor, open this up refresh it and see if it finds any wireless networks, if so try to connect.
Dissable your wired network lan adapter.
Go to the properties of your wireless card and on the TCP/IP line click properties again and ensure that obtain an ip address automatically is selected, press ok and restart the pc.