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Connection I can't connect to the internet using my wireless on my laptop. It says to turn on my LAN switch on, but it is already on?

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  • Georgia B
    Georgia B May 11, 2010

    Is this a newer laptop? Look on the sides and the back for a switch.

  • lan switch??or wlan??

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Try turning it off and on, off and on.

also restart the laptop and keep switching it off and on untill the wireless light comes up. if its not coming up at all.

Posted on May 04, 2008

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Dell inspiron 1525 not connecting to internet


Hi,

I am one of the Dell Certified System Expert.

For internet connection, there are two ways to connect to the internet. One is through wired connection (connecting LAN cable) and connecting to wireless connection (through wireless router or through wireless Modem WLAN).

For wireless check the switch located on the left side of the portable after switching check the status light located at the front left of the computer.

check the driver if it is properly installed meaning no bang(!) or question mark(?) for both ethernet (LAN port) and Wireless Device.

To check the driver go to control panel then device manager. Check the network and you should be seeing the ethernet and wireless device. If not installed use the driver cd that came with the computer.

How to check the internet connection.
For Wired connection:
First check the cable, check the LAN port in the computer there should be blinking lights, if none try to reseat the cable. Check the ipaddress of the computer and the default gateway.

This is the instruction to get the IP address and default gateway.

For windows xp
1. Click start, then choose run then on the box type CMD then click ok.
2. on the black screen type ipconfig. get the ip address and default gateway.
3. normally it will give you 192.168.XXX.XXX
4. try to type ping 192.168.XXX.XXX (this should be the gateway)
5. If you receive replies, then you are connected to the router/modem
6. then try to ping www.yahoo.com
7. if still reply then you are connected to the internet already, might be your issue is browser or security on the computer.

For vista and Windows 7
click windows then in the start search type cmd, you should be seeing cmd on the top, right click then choose run as administrator. then follow steps 2-7 above.

For wireless connection
Check the switch, and the status light, if all are checked checked the ip address and default gateway as well, the instruction is the same above.

For more information about setting up your system please refer to the link.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1525/en/SG/Y465HA01MR.pdf

Hope this will help you a lot.

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Mar 01, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

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Cannot the wireless internet setup


Hi kschmerer,

I understand that you are not able to setup the Wireless Network Connection in your Computer.
To fix this issue, please make sure that the Physical Wireless Switch on the Computer is turned ON and then try connecting the Computer to the Wirelss Network.

You can locate the Physical Wireless Switch on the front side of the Computer. Please move the switch toward right side to turn it ON.

Once the Physical Wireless Switch is turned ON, please try setting up the Wireless Network Connection.

If you are not able to to connect to Wireless Network Connection after switching on the Physical Wireless LAN Switch, try using the Wireless Switch Setting Utility.

To enable the Wireless Network Connection using the Wireless Device Switch Utility, please double-click the Wireless Device Switch icon on the right corner of the Taskbar. Then in the open Wireless Device Switch window, please click to check the box next to Enable 2.4Ghz Wireless LAN.

This should fix the issue.

Please post back if you have any questions or require further assistance.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Dec 07, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGN-AR150G Notebook

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Get connection to internet


Connections to the internet can be tricky. It depends on how you connect- modem, lan,or wireless. If wireless, is it at home, or at a hot spot. If you are connecting at home, try shutting off your wireless switch on your laptop.(if you can), then shut off (unplug) your router, plug it back in, and then plug in the lan (ethernet) cord, and reboot. It should find your connection. You might also go to control panel, then to internet options, then to connections. See if there are any listings in the box. You might have to change things if there is one that says "use this connection first" or something like that, if you are trying to connect otherwise. Then go to lan settings, and uncheck "automatically detect settings". For a modem you need to make sure the modem is installed in devices (in control panel) and then make sure the software, from your internet provider, which will tell your laptop which number and how to connect, is installed. If you are using a wireless connection, do as instructed above and uncheck "automatically detect settings." and make sure your wireless switch is on. Occasionally there are conflicting connections, or possibly unsecure wireless connections "remembered" in your system that may have changed. Right click on your wireless icon on bottom right, then network and sharing center, then manage connections. You may want to delete the ones you don't recognize, or the ones you don't use anymore, as you can always connect again if you want to. If you are having trouble connecting to a particular connection, remove it from that list and then try connecting again. I know a lot of this sounds difficult, but like I said, connecting to theInternet can be tricky.

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How to turn on Wireless capabilities on an Aspire 3000


  • Turn the Wi-Fi switch on the outside of the laptop to the "On" position if it is not already on.

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    Select "Control Panel" from the "Windows Start" menu. Select the "Network Connections" control panel.

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    Right-click the "Wireless Network Connection" beneath the "LAN or High-Speed Internet" header. Select "View Available Wireless Networks" from the context menu.

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    Select your wireless network and click "Connect." If you have a password set up, enter it when prompted and click "Connect" again. If no password is set up, a window will alert you that the network is not secured---click "Connect Anyway" to connect to the network.



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    Oct 16, 2010 | Acer Aspire 3000 Notebook

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    VAIO VGN-NS190J/S 15.4-Inch Notebook PC (2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5800, 4GB RAM, 250G: The wifi light won't turn on when I put the switch...


    They issue is due to the corrupted SmartWi Connection Utility Software in the Computer.

    You will need to re-install the Wireless LAN Driver, Updates, and the SmartWi Connection Utilities in the Computer to fix the issue with the Wireless.

    You can download the Wireless LAN Driver, Updates and the SmartWi Connection Utility from Sony Support Site.

    Below are the links.

    Wireless LAN Driver

    Wireless LAN Driver Update 1


    Wireless LAN Driver Update 2

    1. Please download and save each file on the Desktop.
    2. After that double click on the Original Wireless LAN Driver to begin the installation.
    3. Please follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
    4. After that, restart the Computer for the settings to take the effect.
    5. After restarting the Computer, please install the Updates.
    6. Make sure that you restart the Computer after each installation.
    7. Then, please re-install the "SmartWi Connection Utility in the Computer.
    You can download the SmartWi Connection Utility from here.

    1. Download and install the SmartWi Connection Utility in the Computer.
    2. after the installation, please turn ON the Wireless Adapter using the SmartWi Connection Utility.
    3. Please click "Start", "All Programs" and SmartWi Connection Utility to open the Program and turn ON the Wireless Adapter.
    4. After that, please re-configure the Wireless Network connection in the Computer.
    5. This should fix the issue with the Wireless Network connection.

    May 18, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGN-NS190J/S Notebook PC

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    No internet connection


    if you are worried about the icons that are sown in the tray system ( lower right in the task bar ) those are showing the other connections that are not working at the time ...for example the LAN cable conection ...and the blue tooth ..those will appear not connected if you have no cable on the Lan card or blue tooth device connection ...even if you are connected via wireless those will appear unless you choose to unchecked the show in tray ...
    if you are asking about the connection you have made wireless and it doesnt work ...you probably have a driver problem ..just reinstall the driver for the wireless card if you know that the connection should work ...if you have acces on the net wireless those icons that are x-ed on the right on the task bar are for the other connection methods ..so do not worry ..

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    Where is button to turn on wireless internet connection


    see the operating instruction manual here :

    http://dl.owneriq.net/d/d94ab07b-788b-41ca-8def-00135155738c.pdf

    or read below :

    For instructions on settings for wireless LAN and cautions during use, select [start]-
    [Reference Manual], and refer to "Wireless LAN".
    Before using a wireless LAN, turn the wireless LAN on using the following method (at
    the time of purchase, the wireless LAN is set to [Off]).
    1
    Double-click on the taskbar.
    2 Select your wireless LAN adaptor and select [General].
    3 Select [On] for [Switch radio].
    4 Select [OK].
    The icon will turn to or ��

    Oct 04, 2009 | Panasonic Toughbook T2 Notebook

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    My laptop used to connect to the wireless connection , but one day it stopped working and now i can only connect to internet using a lan cable


    go into the device manager and uninstall the wireless adapter. Then click scan for hardware changes and let windows resinstall it. It sounds like a corrupt driver. Before doing so make sure you didnt hit the wireless button that shuts off the connection on the computer. :)

    Joe

    May 26, 2009 | HP Pavilion Tablet Notebook

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    Laptop will not connect to the internet anymore.


    are you using wifi connection, I mean wireless connection or you're hooking up to a LAN network or through a modem connection?  If all this connection wouldn't worked out anymore, try reinstalling your Operating System!

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    Lan wireless connection


    identify moel # to better assist. for Toshiba, i own one , the config utility is only needed to search for a wireless first, then it will reset. sounds like you have too many wireless setup installed, go into the internet connection section and see waht wireless setups there are and delete same. you will want a new install.
    \MAKE sure if you are using a wired connection hat same is turned OFF when trying to do a wireless.

    Jun 22, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite Pro M15-S405 Notebook

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