I have Dell Inspiron laptop that is about 1 year old. For a few months now I have been experiencing trouble trying to connect to wireless networks. It will constantly say "Identifying.." and will later come up with "No Internet Access". Sometimes it will say "Unidentified Network", even though when I enlarge to the 'Wireless Networks' window it correctly states the name of the network, and will say that I actually am connected. What is most weird, though, is that this probably doesn't always occur. Sometimes it will connect to WIFI no problem, and sometimes it will just go out in the middle of me using it. Sometimes even restarting the computer will now always allow me to connect to the internet. I've run full virus scans and I have tried updating the WIFI drivers and doing the whole ipconfig/all command window thing, and there is no blatant problems sticking out. I've tried changing the registry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{GUID} with the DhcpConnEnableBcastFlagToggle trick, but that didn't work either. I've had networking issues on other computers before, but these symptoms to me suggest something is pretty messed up with my card software or something. I have a DELL wireless 1397 WLAN mini-card. I'm now running Windows 7, but the problem originated back when I had Vista running. 

Here's the ipconfig results; idk if it is useful or not..

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]

C:\Users\Jesse>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Jesse-PC

   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :

   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid

   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

   DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : unm.edu

 

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

 

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : unm.edu

   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card

   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-5F-AE-AE-E2

   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 129.24.254.32(Preferred)

   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.252.0

   Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, September 16, 2010 4:07:14 PM

   Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, September 16, 2010 5:27:14 PM

   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 129.24.252.1

   DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 1.1.1.1

   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 129.24.8.1

                                       129.24.8.4

                                       129.24.8.190

   Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 129.24.210.61

   Secondary WINS Server . . . . . . : 129.24.210.65

   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

 

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

 

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : unm.edu

   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8102E/RTL8103E Family PCI-E Fa

st Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)

   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-AE-3A-25-C4

   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

 

Tunnel adapter isatap.unm.edu:

 

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : unm.edu

   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter

   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0

   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

 

Tunnel adapter 6TO4 Adapter:

 

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : unm.edu

   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter

   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0

   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

   IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:8118:fe20::8118:fe20(Preferred)

   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 2002:c058:6301::c058:6301

   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 129.24.8.1

                                       129.24.8.4

                                       129.24.8.190

   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

 

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

 

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0

   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

   IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e74:1c2c:2179:7ee7:1df(Prefe

rred)

   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1c2c:2179:7ee7:1df%13(Preferred)

   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled