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I have started travelling a lot for work and have have discovered a problem with my laptop. It works beautifully within my home wireless network but I can not connect to a wireless outside my network...hotels, Starbucks, another home, etc.. have all been tried. Nothin even shows up on the available list to try a repair. The LAN network card is the most up to date version from Dell. no help when troubleshooting. My laptop is Dell Latitude 5500.
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Dell has sold the E5500 model with XP, vista and win7 installed... which version of windows (and service pack level) are you running?
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You say the LAN network card, did you mean WLAN card?  Check to make sure you don't have a static IP set up.  Also, sometimes the Dell WLAN Utility is a pain, try uninstalling it and see if you get a different response.
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lancecurwensville earned 664 total points
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Are you using windows wireless or the dell branded wireless management software?
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All three answers contributed to the solutions, however lancecurwensville answer lead to the final solution
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