I need help!!! I have my modem and router connected -- wireless -- for each of my 2 laptops. Both reflect "Excellent" strength in connections, however when I click on internet explorer....it states that I can't get on. It's driving me crazy!!!! Any ideas??
Had a problem with my Dell laptop similar to yours. I hadn't used my Dell laptop for a few months and recently when I tried to connect to my D-Link router (connected to cable modem) I could not get the internet. Firefox and IE would start OK but would give the "page not load" (or whatever) error. I have a second PC/desktop connected to the same router via LAN and it works fine.
- I tried both the LAN and wireless connections without success.
- I checked both the LAN network and wireless adapters in Device Manager and both were fine but even so I downloaded and installed the latest drivers from Dell.
- Released and renewed the LAN connection several times.
- Uninstalled my firewall but that didn't work.
- Installed Cisco's Network Magic and it couldn't find the problem.
- Reset the Winsock with no difference.
- I had a copy of Vista purchased with the laptop and installed that and that too wouldn't give an internet connection.
- Checked cables; rebooted (power off/power on) the router and the modem.
- Finally I tried the laptop at a friend's place that had a similar router/modem setup AND IT WORKED!
So I went back to mine and looked over the router and found a "factory reset" button and did the reset and viola it worked! I think there is a software way to do that too.
U can do these-
a. try Firefox or another browser
b. check task managers's 'Network' tab to see if there are any packets passing through the adapter(see the green lines)
c. check ur network/ethernet driver- install one if none is present or do an update
d. if nothing works, try restarting the system
if the modem shows 'Excellent signal', then -modem is working; net connection is working
if network drivers are also properly installed then it could be a power supply problem(thats why restarting the computer might solve the problem sometimes)
In such a case, check the SMPS, especially if u have other problems like-
a computer shutting down suddenly or
b monitor going blank or
c programs closing all of a sudden
if u are in India/Pak & similar countries SMPS problems could be quite common because of the poor quality of power supply & high voltage fluctuations which damage SMPSes quite often.
Yes, Plug the modem in to the computer with the yellow cable (Ethernet Cable). And put the gray cable (Connection) in to the wall and modem. Then wait a couple of minutes and then it works!!!!! Thanks, Colyy
ahem well its simple really, all u gotta do is go to control panel>network connections>wireless connection>properties>Scroll down till u find internet protocol (TCP/IP)>obtain ip address automatically>press ok