internet connected, but explorer wont connect

By angemc02 ·
I run a wireless network, three computers. Two of them are connected and working properly to my network and the third a dell laptop with built in wireless card is not working properly. It says i am connected to my network and signal strength is excellent. However, it does not receive any packets, it sends them out slow also. The speed is 54.0 Mbps. I haven't installed any new programs, drivers or updates. I have tried several things, like checking my router settings (which are fine) and checking my ITP protocol which is also fine. I haven't downloaded or installed any new programs, updates, or drivers. The computer worked before when it was the only one using the wireless network, after introducing a second computer it worked a bit longer, then stopped. The third computer was added after and works fine. I need an answer please!!! Help!!!!!

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Can the laptop see the wireless router?

by Toivo Talikka In reply to internet connected, but e ...

Usually wireless implementations have a utility which shows an icon in the System Tray. If the wireless network is not connected, you will see a red cross on the top of it. If the wireless network is connected, the icon can show green concentric circles. Usually you can run the utility and it will show you the status of the wireless network, list the available networks and their security requirement and tell you if you are connected or not. See if right clicking the icon gives you options to turn on the wireless.

I have see Dell laptops which have a function key (press the blue Fn key and a particular function key simultaneously) to enable or disable the wireless networking or Bluetooth. Check the user manual, you may have inadvertently disabled the wireless.

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by Toivo Talikka In reply to internet connected, but e ...

Sorry, I did not read the question properly. If your laptop is connected to the wireless network, can you ping the router from the laptop?

Re 'ITP protocol', do you mean TCP/IP protocol? Go to the command prompt and do ipconfig /all - comparing the settings on the laptop and the desktop computers may reveal some anomalies.

And last, but not least, have you run a full virus check and spyware check on the laptop? Multiple infections from spyware can bring any computer to a halt. Watch out for rogue/suspect anti spyware applications - check the list from

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device manager

by jamesatmaisonverre In reply to internet connected, but e ...

Try right clicking on your wireless lan in device manager and selecting properties.Click on the advanced tab and highlight the radio button on\off.Make sure that this is turned on.Also ,go into internet options and make sure the automatically detect settings is ticked under lan settings.then reboot

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Where is advanced tab of Device Manager you speak of?

by GregKagiraWatson In reply to device manager

Where is advanced tab of Device Manager you speak of? Sorry.

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auto detect

by dorierez In reply to device manager

My computer is crazy, no, MS is! First I took Auto Detect off and IE7 worked once. Then I put it back, rebooted and it's back on. Go figure...
A great thanks for all volunteers who help poor souls like me.
PS. Where do I give a thumb up?

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re: Put it back...

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to auto detect

If you 'put it back', then rebooted, of course it's still on. You 'put it back'.

Only the person who originally created the question thread can give thumbs. Frankly, since you're replying to an original post which is 2 1/2 years old, you should have started your own NEW question. THEN, you could be the one giving out the thumbs!

Edited for age!

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Your all over the place

by Jacky Howe In reply to auto detect

The only person that can mark the post as helpful is the person that asked the original question. As the original post is over 2 years old the original poster could be long gone.
The only way that you could give out a Thumb was to ask the question yourself. We don't normally post answers to old questions when someone posts with the same problem as we can't earn a Thumb as in your case.

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try ipconfig

by zrow0ne In reply to internet connected, but e ...

If it worked when it was the only computer on the network then stopped working after additional machines were added it sounds like one of the new machines might be using the same ip address as the computer thats having problems. On the computer thats having trouble click start then run and type cmd. Once the command prompt window opens type "ipconfig /release" without the quotes and don't forget the space. Then type "ipconfig /renew". If it still doesn't work you might try assigning a static ip, default gateway, and dns under the tcp/ip properties. Under the wireless networks tab in windows it keeps a history of wireless networks you have connected to. Try removing any names in that list.

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can not run the cmd

by angemc02 In reply to try ipconfig

When i went to run the cmd process suggested i received an error message. I typed in cmd clicked okay, the black command box shows up accompanied with the following error:
The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction.
CS:0533 IP"0102 OP:c7 13 87 fa e8 Choose 'close' to terminate the application.
If i select close or ignore they both close out the cmd window and i'm back to my desktop. I have no idea how to fix this.

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download Killbox

by zrow0ne In reply to can not run the cmd

Try the steps on the following webpage:

This should fix the problem with the box coming up asking you to ignore or close. Assuming that works, then try the ipconfig commands.

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