We have a Dell Inspiron notebook at home (purchased May 2006) with an internal wireless card NETGEAR router. The wireless connection was working great until a few days ago when, instead of automatically being connected as we usually are, we received a message "Problem applying profile!" from the Intel PROWireless program. This doesn't happen when we connect via a neigbors wifi (for diagnostic purposes only, of course ).
I did a search online with this message and tried some of the suggested fixes. One was a hot fix to Windows Service Pack 2 (http://support.micro....com/?id=893357), a second was to disable data execution prevention (DEP) for the Intel software (http://www.intel.com...b/CS-022793.htm), and a third was to go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and repair the Intel program. The first two solutions did nothing. The latter fixed the problem for about 10 minutes, and then it came right back.
Someone mentioned modifying the Intel program components to do a "pre-log on connect" or something, which I did and now I have a much larger problem - Windows is asking for a password to log on, which we've never used and don't have so the PC is unusable at this point (any suggestions for this tiny little side-problem are of course appreciated!!).
We know the router is working fine because my wife's notebook can connect to the Internet with no problems. Also, we can use the Internet with no problems when connected directly.
Thanks in advance for any help. Obviously I need a way to get into Windows first (I was hoping I could get around it with Safe Mode but to no avail) but when I do I suspect this problem will still be there.
Edited by Prog_Frog, 20 January 2008 - 02:47 PM.