Forgive me if I am not knowledgeable about these topics but here is my problem. I have a dell latitude laptop e6410 and I have been connecting to a wireless network at work which is hosted by the university I attend and when I get home to a wireless network (ad hoc I think) called linksys. Recently, I have had problems when I come home from school and try to connect to linksys. Right now it won't connect at all. I had to "borrow" a neighbor's wireless signal to even get on here. When I open the wireless networks available, it still shows linksys, but when I try to connect it will not. It gives me a message saying attempting to connect to linksys... but the tray icon does not display the acquiring network address animation, and then it simply says unable to connect to linksys.
I tried restarting the computer, repairing the connection, disabling and enabling the connection, running command line prompts like ipconfig /renew, release, flushdns and so forth, but it has no effect. I tried messing around in the profiles section of the wifi utility but I have no idea what I'm doing and I'm afraid I will make it worse. I could not locate the wireless card (yes, i'm that inept!) so I dunno even what kind I have. The wifi I can connect to is band 802.11b and my linksys is band 802.11g. Someone please help me. My neighbor's signal is terribly weak.