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Latitude D630 Won't Connect to Internet


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#1 RivqaK

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 02:03 AM

Hello,

I just replaced hard drive on my grand daughter's Latitude D630 with XP Professional.

I re-installed drivers in order specified by dell but am unable to connect wirelessly to the modem. It connects fine with ethernet.

There seems to possibly be an issue with the Intel Proset. It doesn't take the 13 character password at all.

 

I was using support forum with Dell and someone had been assisting me up until a week a go and now no replies after sending him the ipconfig/all. I understand people get busy or life issues happen but sure would like to figure out what is wrong in connecting.
The computer connected fine before the hard drive replacement.

 

Even with XP no longer getting updates soon would like my grand daughter to have her computer for awhile since no drivers available to upgrade to windows 7/8.

 

Thanks for anyone who might be able to assist.

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Edited by hamluis, 08 November 2013 - 09:13 AM.
Moved from XP to Networking - Hamluis.


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:40 AM

I am assuming a couple things: it has worked in the past with the same equipment minus the hard drive obviously? all is well in Device manager? no yellow exclamation marks?

 

have you tried it with no security? just to see if it will connect. what are you using? WPA/WPA2?


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 12:07 PM

Dells have a combo key combination call a (wireless toggle) or a switch http://www.microcentertech.com/tech_center/DB/read_article.php?faqid=./HowTos/HOW2000092B.htm

 

Connect to an Ethernet and Download http://download.cnet.com/SlimDrivers-Free/3000-18513_4-75279940.html Install and Scan. It will find any updated driver from the manufacturer. Dell Support Site doesn't updated the drivers on a continuous bases.

 

Using that program download any Network adapter or Wireless driver.

 

Are you using the Windows Interface or the Dells Connect unity


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Posted 10 November 2013 - 09:41 AM

Apologize for the delay in responding to this. My own laptop has had some issues but back at it.

@coxchris
I will try what you have suggested and @CaveDweller not sure how to find
whether WPA/WPA2 or how to disable security. Any assistance will be appreciated. Thanks to both of you. Will let you know how this goes on with downloading and scanning. How do I find out if I'm using the Windows Interface or the Dells Connect unity? Dell's Connect Unity doesn't sound familiar though.
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Posted 10 November 2013 - 07:15 PM

I updated drivers using slim link download and now was able to connect wirelessly.
I had to play with settings in getting it to work with Intel Proset but got it.
Thanks very much for you help.
Your amazing.
In one sitting I did this and no hassle.
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Posted 10 November 2013 - 07:16 PM

Good deal, was just typing a reply =)


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Posted 10 November 2013 - 10:10 PM

Thanks so much for all your help.
I so appreciate everyone on here helping and staying on top of things. :)
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Posted 11 November 2013 - 01:08 PM

some manufacturers have a third party application that handles Wireless Connectivity. If you don't have any programs Windows will take over. 

 

Stay with your current wireless manager

 

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 http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-025731.htm (intel Pro 3)

 windows 7 built in manager(http://beingpc.com/2012/02/disconnect-yourself-from-the-wireless-networ

 

Your welcome happy to help :) Have fun 


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