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does anybody know how to get to the: "let windows configure your network setting


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#1 James T Kirk

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 09:40 PM

hi people,
welcome.
 
does anybody know how to get to the:
"let windows configure your network setting"?
 
how do you get to the "let windows configure your network setting"?
 
and when i say somebody, i mean ANY body.


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 09:21 PM

What kind of computer? What kind of wireless adapter?


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 09:44 PM

Why would you want to let Windows configure your Network settings.  If you are just connecting to a network, Windows will automatically setup the IP & DNS info, from the Router, when the computer is connected.



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 10:24 PM

Greg62702 is right.

 

DHCP is automatic network setup and should be enabled by default on whichever network adapter you are using.

 

You could check if it's enabled by going to your adapter's properties page in control panel.

 

If you need help finding that, let us know what operating sytem you are running.


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 12:03 AM

Sneakycyber,
good to make your acquaintance.
 
Dell Latitude D630, not sure.
 
Greg62702, good to see you.
"Why would you want to let Windows configure your Network settings."
because this is HOW i was able to connect to the internet before...
so i know that it can be done this way.
its just a matter of finding out how to do it :bubbles:
 
i can't connect to the wireless -- windows has not given the option to
"let windows configure your network setting"?
how do i find it?
 
hi there PanickyD,
"DHCP is automatic network setup and should be enabled by default on whichever network adapter you are using."
and yet, even after three windows installs and service tag driver installs,
it still would not connect with windows.
 
i did not see an "adapter's properties page in control panel."
 
XP.
 
this is what the computer looks like on the 3rd windows install after all the service tag drivers are installed
 
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Posted 01 January 2014 - 11:14 AM

The reason Windows is not managing your connection is because you have Intel's Connection Management software installed. If you were to uninstall this connection software ONLY, and not the actual driver, Windows would then take over the wireless connection management.

 

The yellow wireless connection icon in your system tray appears to show "connected" status. Check the Intel connection software for status or possibly a connection troubleshooting button

 

I would also disable Internet Connection Sharing on all adapters, unless it's really needed

 

p.s. I've found Dell's "recommended software" for specific Service Tags to be inaccurate at times. They also tend to put software in the list for hardware that's not even in the computer in question.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 01:52 AM

hi PanickyD, its nice you made it :cherry:
how do you  uninstall the intel?
 
1. manually delete the actual file saved location
2. add/remove programs
3. uninstall all drivers section
4. other
 
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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:22 AM

Remove Intel's connection software through add/remove programs. If it takes out the drivers too, reinstall the software using the custom setup option and only reinstall the drivers.

 

If you're not sure which one, post a pic of your add/remove window. It's been a while since I've used anything with Intel wireless and I don't remember the exact name of the software.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 07:20 PM

Here are the instructions to disable the Wireless utility and let windows configure the wireless. Taken from The Linksys Knowlege Base.

      •    Disabling the Dell™ Wireless WLAN Card Utility
      •    Disabling the Intel® PROSet Wireless Utility
    

 

 


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 08:11 PM

Due to the drivers are not installed for the Wired & Wireless Network controllers, Windows defaulted to using the Firewire connection as your network adapter.  That is half the problem.  Go here http://www.dell.com/support/my-support/us/en/19/Products/laptop/latitude_laptop enter the Service tag, or choose the exact model of the Latitude D630 you have, and download the Wireless & wired drivers for that machine.

 

Then Windows will no longer attempt to try and use the Firewire connection for Networking.



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 11:21 PM

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PanickyD hi,
so you want me to "remove"
and then install my drivers again?
 
hello Sneakycyber,
the instructions on the post that you have given are DIFFERENT than what happens.
when i "right click" on the intel icon, i don't get the same list as the one that is shown.
only 4 things are shown, not 6.
 
Greg62702,
i have tried that before, like 3-4 times,
and it wants you to install some software.
it was not successful.
 
but i have all of the service tag drivers
 
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Posted 03 January 2014 - 12:28 AM

refer to my post in your other topic about this problem "How do you configure your settings after driver installation?"

 

also if you could post a screenshot of your current device manager condition (click the + next to Network Adapters beforehand to expose all adapters)

 

Due to the drivers are not installed for the Wired & Wireless Network controllers

 

Greg, it appears from this screenshot he posted on Photobucket that his drivers are installed correctly, although I know they still may not be.

 

So James, at this moment, don't uninstall anything yet....

 

And for future reference... don't start multiple topics for the same issue. I don't know about everyone else, but I get confused easily :wacko:


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 09:46 AM

PanickyD, I am thinking that the user needs to slow down, due to if the drivers are installed, they should be able to disable the Firewire, and then enable the Ethernet & Wireless adapters.  For some reason it is picking up the Firewire connection.  I am thinking that they ran the Network setup, and that is why it defaulted.

 

Used to see this a lot with Windows XP.  You would go to setup a network connection, and right off the bat, Windows would use the Firewire as your connection.



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:06 PM

PanickyD hello :bounce:
 
Greg62702, hi there :warrior:
what you may be seeing, is the cable connection that i am using to have internet connection inorder to be ABLE to get my wireless internet to work.
 
if i DISABLE it, i will have no internet, no wireless OR cable.
 
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Posted 03 January 2014 - 10:47 PM

You cannot use the Firewire for Internet, if you are trying to get Ethernet or Wifi working.  Windows has this unique way of messing things up, when you are trying to get it to do what you want it to do.






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