Solved

Cannot connect to wireless network.

Posted on 2008-10-06
3
1,634 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
  • 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

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

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

This article is split into background info to start and actual review at bottom: Some time ago I wanted to sell a system with both wired and wireless capability but at minimum expense.  Having visited my trusted online auction I was pleasantly su…
Every server (virtual or physical) needs a console: and the console can be provided through hardware directly connected, software for remote connections, local connections, through a KVM, etc. This document explains the different types of consol…
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…
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to bulk import 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.

803 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