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#1 ezrollin

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 02:30 PM

Hello everyone! I have a Dell E 1505 laptop, I ran my reinstall cd [xp home edition sp2] and now can't get online.Checked the device manager and each item says "working properly" The Proset icon on my taskbar has an X thru it.Can anyone help?

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 02:49 PM

Do you have a secure network set up at you house? You'll have to put in the network key in order to get back on the internet with the new OS install.

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 03:02 PM

Device manager only reflects the apparent status of a device.

But if you did not configure that device for functioning (e.g., a wireless lan)...then DM can reflect that the device is set up properly...but the user has not set it up properly for use...same with a hardware NIC using ethernet.

Have you gone through setting up an Internet connection, via either of the XP wizards?

One guide, http://support.gateway.com/support/manlib/...344/8508344.htm

Another, http://compnetworking.about.com/od/windows...maticwifixp.htm

http://www.conniq.com/WinXPNetworking_NewConn.htm

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 09:09 AM

Thanks for your repiles.When I go to control panel and click on wireless config. utility it doesn't open,why?

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 09:52 AM

Is the wireless LAN reflected as a functioning device in Device Manager?

I don't do wireless, so I can't ask anything more sensible :thumbsup:.

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You might try uninstalling...then reinstalling http://www.intel.com/network/connectivity/...et_software.htm.

Edited by hamluis, 29 September 2009 - 09:54 AM.


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Posted 29 September 2009 - 06:26 PM

OK,back online! Went to intel.com as you suggested,looked for the software to support the 3945 mini card on my build sheet,put it on a thumb drive and downloaded it to my computer. Should have seen the smile on my face.I don't know why I couldn't get it to work off the recovery cd,don't know much about computers but I'm learning. Thanks! You pointed me in the right direction.

Edited by ezrollin, 29 September 2009 - 06:28 PM.


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Posted 29 September 2009 - 08:14 PM

Glad you solved it...happy computing :thumbsup:.

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 07:18 AM

Noticed you are in Kileen Tx, I was stationed in Ft Hood for two years,but that was long ago.

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 08:27 AM

I retired here :thumbsup:, too lazy to move.

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