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Trouble with connecting to my router

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#1 HelpMeConnect


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Posted 23 March 2011 - 10:43 PM

I am having a trouble connecting to my D-Link wireless router. It was working fine until today morning. I am using Inspiron 15R and Windows 7. I tried re-installing the driver for DW1501 Wireless-n wlan half-mini card but it doesn't seem to resolve. I can see the list of wireless networks available but when i select my own secured network and key in the security key, it doesn't connect. Please help! Thanks!

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#2 ITstudent2006


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Posted 23 March 2011 - 11:30 PM

Please clarify what you mean by it won't connect.

Can you see your SSID been broadcasted?
Can you input your security passphrase/key?
Are you connect with limited access?
Do you have the means to connect directly to the router?
Have you made recent hardware/software changes to the network, router or PC?

As you can see there are multiple things that could account for the issue at hand. I wouldn't think it is your wireless card as you said you can view other broadcasting SSID's.
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 08:20 AM

in addition to ITstudent2006 questions

would you try removing the wireless profiles on your PC and then reconnect to the wireless and re-enter the key , loginto the router and make sure your key is correct - take off the wireless encryption on the router and try and connect to the unsecure wireless signal - see if that helps

How to remove Wireless Profiles

can you also post here

Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC

Direct link to the program is here http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifi_download_redirect.php
Then run and install the program
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic14738.html

For a reliable (or robust as the Xirrus user guide says) wireless connection you need a signal of about -70 dBm or better.

ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste

Edited by etaf, 24 March 2011 - 08:22 AM.


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