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Wireless Connection connecting but not able to browse the internet?

I used to be able to go to the local coffee shop or sports bar that had WI-FI available and connect through my Dell Inspiron 2200 to any network available and browse the web. Recently, I tried at a local sports bar where I have had a browse-able connection before, but the only thing my computer does is says its connected, but when I pull up the browser it says I am not connected and to make sure my wireless card is turned on. I made sure I wasn't working off-line, but nothing. I tried it at the coffee shop with the same issue. With the Dell 2200, there is no on/off switch for the wireless card visable, is there one somewhere else? Hopefully a quick fix, but looking for help either way.

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  • Kcran Feb 21, 2008

    It worked, thanks a lot!

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I would try reinstalling the wireless driver. To do this, goto start > control panel > system > hardware > device manager and find the driver listed under network controllers. Delete it and restart your computer, and the driver will reinstall itself (it will find new hardware). That may take care of your problem.

Posted on Feb 20, 2008

  • Danilo Marcelo Jr Jul 29, 2011

    The solution was to remove (Uninstall) the Dell WLAN Management software this removes the device as well. Then Reinstall the wireless card with the Drivers ONLY. (It seems the DELL software doesn't work properly with the DELL branded network card in a DELL Laptop; go figure)
    When you download the driver it will unzip and try to install automatically; but this will only reinstall the offending software again, so you must cancel the installation after you unzip the file.
    When I searched for new hardware again it found the device as a Broadcom wireless card but could not install the drivers. This allows you to click Update Drivers and point to the 'drivers' folder in the location that the files were unzipped to. Once the device driver alone is installed the wireless card works immediately and finds any available networks.

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