My laptop internet connection has started to switch its self of. when I switch the laptop off and re start, a message saying that an unsupported wireless network has been detected. I have nothing connected except for the mains power lead and I can not get the computer working at all.
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Re: Internet switches off
First you must be using a wireless connection, if this is so reinstall the drivers for the device. If you are using a hard wired network connection, you can go into device manager and disable the wireless network. In any event the problem is the drivers are either not installed or the wrong drivers are installed for the wireless network. BPCS
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It may be the device you are trying to connect. shut down everything, unplug , remove batteries, plug in the ISP model, allow the self test, plug in the wireless device, allow it to self test, plug in, reboot the device, laptop, desktop, ipad, phone, whatever. You say you can connect using a Ethernet Cable? Just no connection wirelessly?
well if your wireless was working i doubt its the switch.the switch should be a little slider on the side.if not itll have to be enabled threw your wireless on your pc.sounds if your router needs to be reset by frontier..
The error is related to your network interface card. In a lot of laptops this is integrated to the motherboard and can't be switched out at home. You will need to take the laptop in for service to have the card replaced.
Sometimes when you bootup and the error message = "wireless connection has limited or no connection", or has a red X on the wireless icon, it is because the router has not issued an IP address to the wireless card. Right click on the wireless connection and then click Repair. If this doesn't work then reboot the router then the laptop, this should fix the problem
Switch off the power to your wireless router for 1/2 min. and power iy up again, wait until the LEDs are lit and then bootup your laptop.
If you didn't change any settings you should be OK.
If you still have problems get back to me with the error messages.
The wireless card has dropped the IP address, to get the wireless router to issue the wireless card with a new IP address, right click on the wireless connection (the one with the red X) and left click on Repair.
When the red X disappears then you can connect to the Internet.
First who is your service provider?
Can you connect to the internet if you directly hook your modem to your computer.
1>If so connect your Modem to your router on the colour code slot on the router which says modem
2>Connect a cable from the router to your computer
3>The lan light on the router should be turned on
4>Check wether your lan says connected . To check that click start-> control pannel -> network connections
5>If it says connected try internet explorer settings
6>If it says limited or no connectivity
Click start ->run -> cmd->ipconfig
7>It should say ip address as : 169.254.x.x.
8>If so type ipconfig/release
9>It shoul say ip address: 0.0.0.0
10>Type ipconfig/renew on command promt
12>Disable and enable lan
Let me know if this helped and also if you dont what kind of messages you get .
There is no switch on an Inspiron 2200. I would go to Dell's website and download the drivers for your model # and then uninstall the existing adapter. then try installing the new driver and let me know what happens.
Let me try to solve this. Please try to see if the wireless antenna switch (physical switch) is turned on. For Vista, please click on Start-Connect to- then please select your network. If it says you are connected to the network, please click on "Open Network and Sharing Center to see if there is a red x mark between "network" and "internet". If there is none, please launch your browser (Internet Explorer) If there is, please click on that red x and see what is the message after. If it could not be identified, please contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP). If there is no problem with your ISP, please go to Start-Control Panel-Network and Internet-Internet Options-General Tab-Delete (Under Browsing History)-Delete All. After these, please try to launch your IE. You can also download the latest driver for your wireless network adapter using a different computer if the first offered solutions did not work. Please let me know if any of these works. Thank you.