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THIS IS A common problem with dell laptops,,dell laptops comes with 2 softwares,one is wireless zero configuration provided by microsoft,,the other is dell wireless WLAN card utility.go to start and all programs u will find dell wireless WLAN card utility.when u open the software there are 2/3 checkboxes at the top.disable the dell wireless WLAN card utility and use the wireless zer confiuration.Alternatively u can open up run and type services.msc and hit enter.look for Wireless zero configuration or WLAN configuration ,,double click on it and enable it,after tat u open the network connection window and right click on the wireless icon and hit enter,a box will come up with 3 tabs at teh top.click on teh middle tab and use windows to manage ur wireless netwrk.click apply or ok and restart the computer to check.if that doesnt resolve contact technical support and ask them to update the drivers of teh wireless card,,best of luck and infm me if ur problem gets resolved
It is possible that you need to further fine tune your WEP configuration. To verify if it's the security lock, try running the laptop and the router without the WEP security (disabled) and determine if you still get the "Limited connection or no connectivity".
If yes, you have just eliminated that area and could consider other possibilities, otherwise you then have to concentrate on the WEP security.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back on any developments (or lack thereof) or should you need additional information.
There is a solution to this, and you won't have to buy a new card. The folks at HP, however smart in their design of this laptop, have not properly updated the bug fix for the wlan w200 drivers. What you'll need to do is actually take back your network adapter driver all the way back to Version 1.0 revision C. I did this with an n610c that I got for free because it was BSOD'ing every time the wireless was turned on. For the most part the wireless can handle older routers and wlan areas, but will BSOD when within range of a wireless "N" adapter. Simply download the driver version 1.0c and you should have no more issues.
Tip: You can disable the card manually by pressing your "Fn + F2" keys, rather than trying to navigate your menus before getting the BSOD.
download a program called driver genius (its free) this will scan youre pc and inform you of all the drivers you have or require.if you purchase the program it will find and install them for you.but it solve youre problem.if next time you could mention brand of laptop I could probably tell you the drivers you need or at least the site.