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Hi all, i have an ispiron 1525 that was originaly made with windows vista home,
but i install it windows xp because i need it
all go well but the wireless nic, see all the networks but cant conect to them
any advice for fix this problem?
tsm
ernesto
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by:Darr247
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Start->Run, CMD [Enter]
In the command window that opens, run the command
netsh int ip reset c:\reset0329log.txt

Reboot, try connecting again. Let us know what happens, please.
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by:Darr247
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When you do Start->Run, devmgmt.msc [Enter]
Are there any devices showing with yellow triangles next to them?
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by:masnrock
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Have you checked the wireless switch on laptop itself? I have seen weird causes like that sometimes. Also, do you have all of the updates and patches for Windows XP installed? (I'm going to assume that you have Service Pack 3 -- if not, make sure that you do)
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by:Raymond Peng
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Have you tried using the Dell Wireless Utility to connect instead of Windows WZC?

What's the exact error?  Have you tried connection to open networks with no auth / security?
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Download the xp drivers (if they exist) for the wireless - xp is too new to have them built-in. If they dont exist, get an external wireless adapter that actively advertises xp compatibility.
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There are different wireless drivers for that unit. Please post the service tag if possible.

or

Open Device Manager, double-click on the wireless device entry to open it's properties. Click on Details and paste the PCI\VEN entry here. Make sure you get all of it.
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