Networking, Internet, Wireless

Networking, Internet, Wireless
From Wi-Fi to wired Ethernet, mobile broadband to modems: it's all spoken here.
Results for connectivity, Internet connection problems
  • Forum Thread: network card

    I recently restored my old laptop to factory settings. Since then I haven't been able to connect to the internet. The Windows Diagnostics says it can't find a network card or network card driver. I've searched all of the CD's I got with my computer and haven't been able to locate...
  • Forum Thread: Problem with Dell Inspiron N5110 Wireless Network Adapter

    Hi there, I got myself a new dell inspiron n5110 about 2-3 months ago off the online dell store but as of the last month I've had serious issues with internet connections. The problem is is that when connected the connection will be either slow, cut out, won't completely download files, or...
  • Forum Reply: Re: XPS 8300 brand new connects to the Broadcom Netlink Communication card only after rebooting 3-4 times at cold-start.

    I don't know if replacing Motherboard will have the problem solved but they suggest it & i have no choice. It will take me 10 working days it s long..... Do you see a problem to change the motherboard? If this will solve it i won't mind. I have a strange thing happend today. i restart...
  • Forum Thread: No internet

    I have a Dell Dimension 4550 which I have had for ten years. I got a bug/virus/worm etc. three days and have spent the past three days trying to get back on the computer. I did a clean install TWICE and now seem to be missing some plug-ins/drivers/etc. (I'm a Mac man and the Dell is a side headache...
  • Forum Thread: MSN is the only Service provider I can get - where is optimum.

    I just moved an 2007 dell computer to a new house, We have optimum. I'm connected to the internet and i can't get an internet service provider other than msn for a fee. My HP computers work fine, The dell doesnt even show up on the home network. Help.
  • Forum Thread: New Dell Inspiron 3520 Win 7 does not recognize wireless

    Wednesday 12-12-12, purchased a Dell Inspiron 3520 with Windows 8. Installed Win 7 Home Professional and downloaded drivers for network communications. All loaded except Network Controller & BCM43142A0. I have tapped Fn + F2 (to turn on wireless) Device Manager has a yellow ! on these. Trying...
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS 420 network card died and can't find replacement card that works.............

    Help! I am OUT of ideas as to what is wrong with my computer. Initially it seemed a simple thing; my network card went bad. So I replaced the card with a Dynex Gigabit card and it seemed to work. Used the computer that day but the next day the computer wouldn't power up. So I checked the computer...
  • Forum Thread: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 issues with Dell XPS 13 (Windows 8 Pro, "Media Disconnected")

    Hi, I have 2 laptops, only one of which connects to the Internet. The second, a Dell XPS, no longer connects to the Internet/network. Recently I updated the driver for the wireless adapter, Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230; however I later learned that there is a compatibility issue for 6230 and Windows...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron not connecting to internet

    Hello, I have an older Dell that is not connecting to the internet. It's always been challenging using a wireless router. Apparently, there is some Dell software for the WLAN card that competes with Windows XP. The only way I ever got it to work was have a friend do some "run" functions...
  • Forum Thread: I reinstalled Windows Vista on my laptop now I can't connect to the internet????

    I have a Dell Studio 1737 and I reinstalled windows vista and my dell resourses cd and I can not connect to the internet. I think maybe my ethernet driver didnt install but I'm not sure or even know how to install it???? Any suggestions would be helpful. Thank you
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 518 Direct To modem connection problem!!!!!! PLEASE HELP!!!!

    I Need Help with my Dell Inspiron 518. I have a problem with my internet going direct to modem, it a constant problem with my internet. I use Internet Explorer 9 for my web browsing. I contact my ISP and they send in a technician to see if it was a problem with my modem, while the tech work on my modem...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Wireless Connection for Inspiron 14z

    Breadfruit, if you are runnng McAfee you were likely a victim of a bad update. See the sticky at the top of this forum or go here. http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/network-internet-wireless/f/3324/t/19462887.aspx . I was extremely frustrated after spending hours searching for the problem and...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1030 and slow internet connection

    1MAK Thankyou! I can confirm the issue is resolved. Although Intel advices us the end users to obtain the drivers from OEM web site this time it was better of geting them right from the source. My laptop had an old version of driver and it had an update on dell support page but it didn't fix the...
  • Forum Thread: Wireless network not working after windows 7 reinstall

    I did a custom reinstall on my dell latitude e5420 laptop using dell windows 7professional 64bit sp1dvd and now my wireless network is not working. I tried turning the switch on and off, restarted my laptop, and I also went to dell suport and downloaded all the recomended drivers and it still doesnt...
  • Forum Thread: No sign of Bluetooth or Wifi following hard drive replacement and new OS loaded

    Hi Everyone, Following a new HDD & install of the OS my Dell 1525 is not showing wifi or bluetooth and is not letting me connect via wireless. I have tried installing drivers but nothing. I can only connect via ethernet. I also tried removing the card and replacing it to ensure it was in correctly...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Inspiron mini 1010 (10v) ip gateway ping test failed

    Hey! So I've disconnected everything from the wall outlet at the same time to see if that helped: nothing. Now what? Thanks all ya'll! Kevin Bell
  • Forum Reply: Re: Centrino wirelessN 1030 intermittent connectivity on brand-new laptops

    ***** Issue Resolved - Wifi works at N speeds with bluetooth enabled without messing around with router settings ***** I had the same problem (dreadfully slow download speed, disconnections, etc.) with Inspiron 15R N5110 with Intel Centrino wireless-N 1030 that I received day before yesterday....
  • Forum Thread: Trouble maintaining connection (wired) on Alienware M11x

    Hello, first of all let me explain I recently bought an alienware m11x from Dell. The laptop is in perfect working order as expected. For the first few days I used only wireless connection. This connection was perfectly sound and worked a treat. However upon returning to my halls of residence I have...
  • Forum Thread: wireless mobile broadband

    I have a sim card sloat after removing bettry in my dell inspiron 1525 for mobile broad band. But i dont know how to use it. Please guide me about this.
  • Forum Thread: XPS L702X: cable "not properly plugged in or may be broken" prob when connect cable modem to ethernet port

    hi there, has anyone had a similar problem to this? I have a new XPS L702X laptop that I connected to a Scientific Atlantic 2203 cable modem (using modem's RJ-45 cable to connect it to laptop's ethernet port). I followed all steps correctly to set up this modem, (UPC is the ISP), it is 12 megabit...
  • Forum Thread: missing adapter

    my adapter is missing from my device manager and dell can't tell me what kind it is. driver page only has wireless listed and mine is onboard. i have a 531s. does anyone have an idea what it might be? i had to pay 60 buck to have dell tell me i don't know and get a set of disks. hopefully i can...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 17r keeps losing wifi connection

    hello, i have had my inspiron 17r since this christmas. its obviously still in great condition as it is not even a year old yet. however, after about a month of having my computer i noticed something that it did that was very annoying. the wifi connection is randomly lost for about 2 minutes and then...
  • Forum Thread: Network Problem!

    Three days ago, I could easily access the internet using my laptop and an internet cable. However, yesterday, it refused to connect to the internet using the same cable. When I troubleshoot, it says, Your computer is trying to connect to a DNS server that does not exist or incorrect. However, this cable...
  • Forum Thread: A very bad wifi issue with my dell xps 14z

    I brought one dell xps 14z laptop few days before. Getting very poor signal and internet speed is very low also sometimes it is getting disconnected. I checked all the articles in dell forum rearding this issue and tried every possible option but same issue persist. Please someone help me, i have...
  • Forum Thread: My internet disconnects randomly and requires a HARD FORCED shutdown.

    Studio 1747 Intel Core i7 cpu -Q720 @1.60GHZ 1.60GHZ 8.00GB RAM 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 My Network Card is Intel Centrino Advanced N-6200 AGN The Problem: Every now and then, more often now, my internet randomly dies - not a specific network, but the entire wireless...