Posted 18 September 2009 - 11:08 AM
I have a laptop that I am working on that will not open webpages or download updates. It is a Dell XPS M140 that is running Windows XP w/ SP3 and the program that manages the wireless networks is Intel PROSet/Wireless.
According to the Intel program I am connected to the wireless network. I tried re-entering all of the information (WEP, encryption, etc.) to make sure that the settings it has for the network are correct. It tells me that I am connected and have a full signal. When I open IE or Firefox, it will not open any webpages. I get the "cannot display the webpage" error that typically comes when you are not connected to a network. I have tried disabling and then enabling the connection. I have tried disabling the radio and then enabling it.
I have tried disabling the wireless connection and then connecting to my network through an ethernet cable and that gives me the same problems. I have set-up the required IP settings and everything seems to be correct. I even double checked the settings with another computer and that computer connected without problems. The computer tells me that the connection is working and that it is connected, but I still cannot open any webpages.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.