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Wireless laptop won't connect to internet after new install of XP?

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#1 chucksg


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Posted 18 July 2011 - 01:29 PM

I just reinstalled XP on my Dell inspiron 1100. Everything works good expect I can't connect wireless to the internet. I use my Ethernet cable and everything works great. The wireless setting say's I'm connected with excellent strength, also I have an IP address. I went to disk management and check for conflicts and noticed the PCI modem was yellow. I was told to disable it because I don't use a modem so it should not be a problem. I deleted it from the device manager. still the same problem.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 18 July 2011 - 02:29 PM

Did you use the Windows wizard...to establish the wireless connection?

Did you install the Dell wireless networking driver for your system?


The dialup modem is unnecessary, no point in installing drivers for it...I just disable mine, in the BIOS/Setup.


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