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Wireless internet connection

When I first purchased my computer, I was able to go anywhere that had wireless internet and I was able to connect with no problem. Now, I am not able to search for wireless internet connections or connect in any area where there is wireless internet. Is there somewhere i can go on my computer to turn something back on or what else could be going on. I have DSL at my home but it is not wireless. Gateway MX6445 Laptop

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  • jsl0502 Jul 08, 2008

    See if you can help me with this.



    I was told to go to my control panel, then to System, then to Hardware, then to the Device Manager. Under the Network Adapters, Broadcom 802.11g network adapter has a yellow exclamation on it (!). They told me to right click it and uninstall it. I tried and it gave me an error, Failed to uninstall the device. The device may be required to boot up the computer. They told me to click ok and right click again and hit disable. I did and then the Broadcom had a red x over it. I tried to right click again to uninstall and it gave me the same error as above.

    Do you know what could be going on and how to bypass this without having to take it to Best Buy?

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First step - Enable your wireless hardware by switching it on some models have a separate switch or with the keyboard

Second step - Check your wireless zero configuration service under adminitration tools ->services is running or its managed by another software supplied along with your laptop - enable it. one only works at a time.

third step - go to your network connections choose wireless connection and right click properties double click on Internet protocol TCP/IP and see there is any IP manually inserted change it to automatically obtain IP address

Four step - Open your Internet Explorer and enjoy wireless internet.

Note. Some laptop required to create profiles prior to connect to wireless but from your post i hope your laptop is not one of them

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 don't follow you on "without plugging a usb" so I'm going to give you someadvice, if I'm wring or have the wrong machine, please correct me, before you rate me. 
I believe this machine has a built in wireless card. If so, then you need to follow the link below and download the wireless drivers for it. If the wireless drivers are already there, then you need to uninstall them and reboot the machine. The machine will find the wireless card and reinstall the drivers automatically. Many time this type of problem is a driver glitch, and this procedure will fix it. If it doesn't have an internal wireless card installed in it, it does have the slot and you can purchase one to go in it. Here's the link for the Inspiron B130 wireless drivers. You'll find the wireless drivers in the network section, and you may have to try more than one if you don't know the make and model of the wireless card.

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&ServiceTag=&SystemID=INSPIRON1300/B130&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=

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