dell laptop

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johnxl1s
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Friend has a wireless dell laptop, i have a wireless connection at home, their laptop sees the action tec signal on the laptop but cannot seem to get it to connect as such... no internet/google. whaty would i need to do to get it working

john

harlequin
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1. dell internal wifi or dell pcmcia card ?
2. microsoft software controlling wifi , or dell's proprietary stuff

i have a dell laptop here.
answer above questions and i'll tell you how i get it to work.

Gary MacKenzie

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johnxl1s
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hi gary
dell internal..IE wireless l;aptop.

"microsoft software controlling wifi , or dell's proprietary stuff"..... noit sure what you mean.
Friends laptop is at used at their work.. i think on a wireless system

john

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1. dell sometimes ship their own front end to wifi control

2. with laptop on and in range of wifi unit

a. check that any signal is being seen , by looking in icon tray area for a set of parrallel lines , green if signal seen
b. right click on lines , and selct open utility
that should give you dell wireless wlan card utility

select wireless networks tab
tick in let this tool manage wireless settings
tick in enable radio

then tell me what you see

Gary MacKenzie

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johnxl1s
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thanks gary

i will try that at home tonight and get back

john

Michael.Bradshaw
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john, does the laptop obtain an ip and dns servers from the network?

you can check by going into the control panel, network connections and opening the wireless connection. it should show the ip, gateway, and subnet mask under the support tab.

If not go the the general tab, properties, internet protocol (tcp/ip), properties and ensure there are check boxes beside obtain ip auto and obtain dns auto. If these are not set to obtain them automatically you would have to have an entirely manual setup on your wireless router which is unlikely.

Either of these not being correct will result in no net traffic.

your ip will probably become 192.168.0.X and the dns should be 255.255.255.0 if the ip is as I've said the default gateway will be 192.168.0.1 but setting everything to auto should hand these down to the laptop.

Sometimes if wireless stuff is being silly I will just uninstall the driver in device manager and let it reinstall itself. (providing you are on xp or have the driver for it.)

Something else to try. M.

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johnxl1s
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Thanks michael/gary

had not time last night, gas bolier broke , car wouldnt start, the list goes on, two under three to deal with, hopefull tonight will get a chance.

john