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not_again3x

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I have a dell inspiron laptop and just changed residences...I think, before I moved, for some reason, I shut off the internal network card by using the NIC Configuration option under Control Panel>Network Connections. Now, Im trying to set up my wireless laptop through my parents home computer and I cant access the NIC Configuration option to see if I need to turn it back on. When I click on it through the control panel, it doesnt bring up a menu or anything. It seems as if its a broken link....can anyone help me see if I need to turn my internal network card on in order to get a wireless conection? Thanks
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Is the wireless connection shown in network connection in the control panel? If it is right click on the connection then click on properties. click on Internet Protocal then click properties and make sure they are set to automaticly obtian for IP and DNS.
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im not the best with computers, especially networking, so Im not sure I understand exactly what you mean....when I click on my wireless internet connections, it shows as "not connected". No matter what I do, I cant get a connection. Like I said before, I might have turned off my Internal Network card when I moved, so now, I cant check to see if its on or off.


Where do I find the option to "automatically obtain IP address"? Cause maybe, when I had wireless at my old apartment, I was using a different IP address and I need to reset it to obtain a connection on my home computer......thanks for your help
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It's showing Not Connected so right click with the mouse on the wireless connection and select "Properties" from the menu that appears. That will bring up a connection properties window. You will see things like "Client for micriosoft network" "Qos packet scheduler", and one will say Internet protocal TCP/IP. Left click and a properties button just below it will highlight. Click that . on the General tab you should see the automatic settings. If there are numbers in the fields you see you are not in auto. no numbers the settings are good and you shoul be able to obtain an IP from the router.
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yeah, i have "obtain IP address automatically" selected....i tried hooking the router to the main desktop computer, with the main internet cable going from the modem to the router, and I figured it would just give me a connection, but nothing.....what else can I try?
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What kind of connection? DSL, Cable. Does your ISP use PPPoE or mac? what kind or router? what kind of modem? Do you have the set up CD for the router? Do you know how to get into the firmware interface of the Modem and router?
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