I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with Windows Vista. We have a wireless home network from Comcast with a Netgear Router. The issue is that at some point last week I could only get to the google search page but nowhere else. The laptop is connected to the network. If I type www.yahoo.com nothing. I was using internet explorer and I am now using foxfire. Same issue. Any ideas?
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Limited connectivity If you get a 'Limited connectivity" on you wireless connection on your laptop, it means that the wireless card on your laptop probably did not get an IP address from the wireless router. To fix this problem, right click on the wireless icon on the Task bar and then click Repair. This will force the wireless router to issue a IP address to the wireless card on the laptop.
Dell Inspiron 1525: Unable to Connect Wireless Network
setting up the right option for wireless network connection at Dell 1525. Here's the following:
Go to Control panel
Select Windows Security Center
Select Windows Firewall
Click on Change settings
Here you might see User Account Control will ask for your permission to continue, simply grant it.
Click on the Exception tab at the middle
Scroll down to Wireless Portable Devices and check the box next
Click Apply, then hit OK
After close the program now you can try to connect again and watch the result.
With assumption you're already make the wireless enable in BIOS setting.
In the device manager you should see what the type of wireless wlan
card you used and make sure it's already turned on via your switch on
your laptop. If it was, then you need to find out the right wireless
device driver for Dell Inspiron 1525. Here's the following:
Visit Dell Support site and open the Network tab in the table.
Find your wireless device and download the driver for it.
Aim to a folder on your computer or any external drive if you have it.
At the Inspiron 1525 laptop
go to start
Right click at My Computer
Click Device Manager and Network Adapter .Here you should see a WLAN Mini-Card or might you only see "Unknown Device".
Right Click on it and go to properties to select the Update Driver. Now
you should browse the folder to select the driver you're already
download at the first step.
Just follow the instruction appears completely. After installation the
wireless wlan driver at Dell Inspiron 1525 finish, then reboot the
machine and know your wireless connection should be works properly.
You will have to make sure your router is sending the signal out. Make sure your laptop has the right access codes. Make sure the router is set to send a signal to b/g/n type adapters like the one on your laptop.
Windows Vista is an easy operating system to manipulate so go into your network program area and double check to make sure all the open access boxes are checked. Good luck. If your laptop adapter is ok, and your router's wireless signal is being sent out properly, your problem is minor.
If your wireless router is configured with SSID, encryption, MAC address filtering (if enabled) etc. then the Dell wireless card needs to be configured with these settings to allow it to communicate with the wireless router.
Check the settings on your PC's wireless settings, and configure the Dell the same way.
Sometimes when you boot up the wireless card does not get an IP address from the wireless router. If you have an wireless icon on the task bar with a red X on it then right click on this icon and click Repair, if not go to the Control Panel - Network Connections - right click on the wireless connection and Repair. This will force the wireless router to issue the wireless card with new IP address.
If this doesn't work check the Device Manager to see if the wireless card is enabled and functioning, if not reinstall the wireless driver and configure it to match the wireless router settings.
You just need to remove the preferred networks on your vista, follow this.
Right click the wireless icon>network and sharing center>manage wireless network>remove all preferred networks.click OK.
Then connect again to your network that should solve it.
Hi,I am going crazy! Just moved house and took my Netgear Wireless router with me. However, even though the hard wired base unit works, my wireless laptop can't access the internet - even though a full stregnth signal is there when i browse for wireless connections. Using Vista Home Premium. Help appreciated!