posted on Aug, 14 2005 @ 02:19 PM
Ok, here's everything in a nutshell: I have this Dell Laptop, Linksys Router, WireSpeed DSL Modem and a some kind of Desktop. The router and modem
are wired to the desktop and the laptop is wireless. The desktop can surf the web as normal, but the laptop cannot. I called the service department
for every piece of equipment, tested them and found that the equipment is working properly. I suspect that the problem lies somewhere in the software
of my laptop - which isn't covered in my warranty.
On my Laptop, it will say that its connected to the Internet. It will connect at home and at Borders' hotspot. The thing is, I can't actually pull
up a web site. Both Mozilla and IE will go: finding site.....finding site....server cannot be found. I've talked to every single person I know,
including Dell's free tech help and tried everything they could think of. I can't afford Dell's $75/per incident "second-level" tech support, but
I would really like to get online soon.
Well, it actually just stopped working one night. I hibernated my laptop and when I woke it up, I couldn't surf. I used the system restore to roll it
back to last Saturday - a few days before it stopped working. I'm thinking about just restoring the whole thing to the factory settings if I can't
come up with anything else.
Oh, I don't know if this changes anything or helps much. But I ran the Wireless Network Setup Wizard about a week back. I just checked that network
today and was still able to see the Desktop when I clicked "veiw other workstations on network" under network conenctions. I couldn't do anything
else, but I think that has something to do with the permissions set on the desktop.
Anyone have a clue?