I am trying to hook my Dell Inspiron 1525 up to the internet with a ethernet cable however it says that it will not connect to the internet. I can connect to the internet no problem wireless and I can plug another computer into the same ethernet cable that I am trying to connect to and it works on that computer. When I hook the ethernet cable up the lights on the ethernet port on the side of the computer light up and it says that it has connected to a Unidentified Network but will not connect to the internet when I go to Internet Explorer. Thanks for the help!
I have similar problem with my friends Studio 1555 labtop. A known good ethernet connection will not work in her machine.
I don't see any lights on the switch or the laptop indicating ethernet comms.
I have tried updating network adapter driver but it says that the driver installed is more recent than the driver I'm trying to install (which I just downloaded from dell) hmmmmmm.
I have tried to unintall and reinstall the network adapter. I am stuck.
I too have wireless connectivity.
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No password is needed, I can and have plugged other machines onto the same network with the same wire with no problem.
Now that you mention it... I did find somewhere an option that I think did something similar (shut down the network adapter for power consumption
reasons) and I disabled that, or unchecked it.
For the life of me I can't find it now. Course I am trying to do this in between other jobs and errands so I am not exactly taking
my time. Anyway, I tried to find QuickSet. It does not seem to be on this computer. I tried searching from the start tab as well as help and support.
Neither one found a match. I looked manually in the programs menu, I searched google and found that it should be on the toolbar, but it's not.
The machine is a Dell Studio 1555, running Vista Home Premium (64 bit) SP2. I know enough to be dangerous, but have never used or worked on
a Dell. Is it possible that the QuickSet program is hiding or got deleted after shutting down the NIC? I would think uninstalling the network adapter and reinstalling it would
probably have solved this, no?
Dummy question - is the NIC the same thing as the Network Adapter?
Thanks for your help.
The only thing that I have on my Quickset is Networking and all the comes up under networking is Wi-Fi catcher ther is nothing about the Internal Network Card. Am I not looking in the correct spot. I am also having trouble with "plugged in, not charging" on my computer I don't know if they could be related somehow. Thanks