This is going to sound like a silly question but its always better to ask than assume. (these will focus on the Wireless) A )
Do you have a wireless router or is there a wireless component built into the DSL box provided by your ISP (the DSL company providing you internet) B )
Do you have any other computers in the house, and are they wireless or physically plugged in? If yes, are they able to connect to wireless / internet?C )
Have you tested the wireless on the laptop? Have you taken it anywhere else like a coffee shop or some place with wifi and tried to connect there and where you able to get it working?D )
When searching for the wireless are you using the brand name software that came with the laptop (dell/hp/..whatever), are you using Windows built in wireless software, or is this an external wireless device you're using to connect?E )
If this is an external wireless device, please let us know the brand name... If this is a phone card type ie Verizon, ATT, Sprint, Tmobile then it will not be able to pick up the type of wireless you're looking for.
Edited by Crazy49er, 28 February 2011 - 05:23 PM.