Posted: 4/11/2008 10:10:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/11/2008 10:10:41 AM EDT by snake_eyes]
Same exact issue only with an Inspiron 1520!!!!!!! Since it is the same problem I know it is something I am doing wrong. I formatted the drive since the OS was jacked. I downloaded all the drivers on a jump drive and installed them from there. When searching for the drivers I read the card's model # and mac address in order to configure it as desired. I'm used to XP so I know it is something I am doing wrong.... Anyway, it locates the card and tries to connect ONLY to secure networks. It will not try to connect to an unsecure network. I took Cruze5's advice and even tried to remove the card and reinstall it physically. No luck. At this point there is no anti-virus protection because it has not been on the net. So I know there are no firewall issues preventing the connection.
Any new ideas? I'm at a loss...
is this laptop hooked uptothe same router the original system is hooked up too?
do have have a computer thats hardwired to this 2nd router(if its a 2nd router)? does the internet not work or stop working on it ??
then Control Panel
then Network Connections
Right click your wireless adapter, then click properties
check: use Windows to mange wireless connections is checked
somewhere in there, is a pull down tab that says "only connect to secure access points"
change that to connect to all.
(the above procedure is from memory, it may be missing a step in the middle)
Thanks guys, but neither solution yeilded any results. I also noticed that Vista is not reading the names of wireless networks correctly. For example: Joes is read as Joe's. It adds an ' when it thinks it needs to be there. Something isn't right.