laptop only connects to internet via numerical ip address; not alphabet http:// found no conflicts & no device driver issues
Posted on 2006-07-21
I bought a used IBM Thinkpad running Win 98SE. Other specs:
machine type: 2628
serial #: 78-MKLXL
PCMIA Card: working AMIT 802.11g wireless lan pc card model: ENPWI-G-RLAM
Updated driver for the card
Utility for card is seen & working from taskbar
lights on card are seen
Verizon Tech Rep attempted to assist but gave up when only the address went thru as IP numerical address.
There is no wireless key code securtity setting enabled in the Westel Versalink, which we spent allot of time trying to config. so the
wireless would work, with or without the security.
Verizon insists the problem is not with the router config.
1. One issue of interest is that previously the PCMIA card icon was seen in the taskbar, but no longer after I pulled it out,
incorrectly without exit first. Problem of no connection preceded this act.
2. this card is not noted in the device manager for PCMIA, but the driver for the card is noted in
the Network options. The card was noted earlier.
3. When I looked at the Networking properties I saw no entry for SSID, which I don't know about, but read that this is necessary for wireless?
4. I've removed the card driver & re-installed, but no go for functioning.
In conclusion for this issue report: I've been on hold waiting (several hrs.) for IBM Terch. Support to address
this issue. I don't think I'll get their help.
I'm disappointed I can't use this older, but good functioning laptop with wireless.
I could buy another card, but this one was working before.
Please advise what I should do to obtain wireless connection.