Solved

Cannot connect to wireless network.

Posted on 2008-10-06
3
1,636 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-09
I have a wireless network that I am unable to connect to from this Inspiron 1525 running Windows Vista.  The network is detected in the available networks but will not connect. There are two other laptops that have no issues connecting to to the network so I know the router is configured correctly. I have tried resetting the router to default settings with no security but was still unable to connect. Also, I have been able to connect to other wireless networks with this laptop. Can you suggest any other steps I should try?
0
Comment
Question by:WTDC
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 59

Accepted Solution

by:
Darius Ghassem earned 125 total points
ID: 22651535
Go into the Wireless Utility then find the Wireless Network you are trying to connect to then delete the profile that is saved for the network. Once the profile is totally removed then to a restart and try to connect again.
0
 

Author Comment

by:WTDC
ID: 22704430
Unfortunately this did not solve the problem. Is it possible that the built-in wireless adapter is just not compatible with the router for some reason?
0
 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:Darius Ghassem
ID: 22704634
If the wireless adapater isn't compatible with a Wireless N router that doesn't support g or b technology. Try again. Make sure your delete the saved profile then close the Dell Wireless Utility out then go back in to see if it is still listed and if it is then you need to delete again because it didn't remove. Once you don't see the profile anymore then restart. I have had this happen on more then one time. Make sure you are typing the correct access code.
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Before I go to far, let's explain HA (High Availability) and why you should consider it.  High availability is the mechanism used to provide redundancy to any service at the same site and appears as a single service to the users of that service.  As…
In the modern office, employees tend to move around the workplace a lot more freely. Conferences, collaborative groups, flexible seating and working from home require a new level of mobility. Technology has not only changed the behavior and the expe…
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…
I've attached the XLSM Excel spreadsheet I used in the video and also text files containing the macros used below. https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2017/03_w12/1151775/Permutations.txt https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/201…

738 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question