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nsousa817

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I habe an Inspiron 700m laptop and my wireless isn't working (using other computer now). The message states make sure your wireless switch on you computer is on. I don't have a specific switch but have used FN and F2 keys.

1- In the 'Wireless Connection Properties', no preferred networks are listed, yet I know wireless netowrks are in existence.
2- I re-set the BIOS at start up and verifired wireless is set to ENABLED.
3- I re-set the 'Wireless Zero Configuration' and thus have the current meesage.
4- I ran IPConfig and have the following output:

NODE TYPE ............................: MIXED
IP ROUTING ENABLED.............: NO
WINS PROXY ENABLED............: NO

ETHERNET ADAPTER LAN CONNECTION
MEDIA STATE........................: MEDIA DISCONNECTED
DESCRIPTION.......................: BROADCOM 440X 10/1000 INTEGRATED CONTROLLER
PHYSICAL ADDRESS..............: 00-12-3F-6A-61-B2

ETHERNET ADAPTER WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTION
MEDIA STATE........................: MEDIA DISCONNECTED
DESCRIPTION.......................: INTEL ® PRO/WIRELESS 2200 BG NETWORK CONNECTION
PHYSICAL ADDRESS..............: 00-13-CE-6F-0B-10

TUNNEL ADAPTER TEREDO TUNNELING PSEUDO INTERFACE:
PHYSICAL ADDRESS..............: FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF
DHCP ENABLED.....................: NO
IP ADDRESS.........................: FE80::5445::5345:444f%5
NETBIOS OVER TCPIP...........: DISABLED
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Dan

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Hey nsousa817,

A "Media disconnected" state generally indicates a hardware issue and also means that your card isn't even attempting to look for networks, hence why you won't be seeing any. How long have you had your laptop for? It is possible that your adapter has simply died on you; have you checked the adapter to see if the normal lights are active?

My first suggestion would be to re-install the adapter; do you have the drivers CD?
  • Press Start
  • Select Run
  • Type devmgmt.msc and press OK
  • In the new window, please expand Network Adapters
  • Under the Network Adapters heading, right-click on your INTEL PRO/WIRELESS adapter and select Uninstall -- restart your computer. Upon reboot, Windows should detect New Hardware and prompt you to install the adapter -- do so.
Once the adapter is re-installed, try connecting to the Internet; are you able to? If not, please do the following:
  • Press Start
  • Select Run
  • Type cmd and press OK
  • In the new command prompt window, type netsh int ip reset reset.log
  • Once the above command completes, type netsh winsock reset catalog
  • Restart your computer.
Can you now connect to the Internet?

- Dan
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