Most problems are caused by using peer to peer and/or having some type of spyware that was put on your computer. This causes your connection to fail.

Most wireless networks have a troubleshoot button and/or repair button. The repair button does this. It sends the command and does the following, this can be done manually using these commands,




ipconfig /release

ipconfig /renew

ipconfig /flushdns

If your computer cannot renew the ip address then you need to use this tool to get thinks working again.

It's called WinSock XP Fix. Currently it works for All Windows platforms.

Also try LSP Fix.


Start, all programs, accessories, right click on command prompt, left click run as administrator. Type

netsh winsock reset catalog

This will reset the winsock catalog


Winsock2 How to determine and to recover from Winsock2 corruption in Windows Server 2003, in Windows XP, and in Windows Vista


Windows 8 may not be able to connect to some Cisco routers


Windows Vista cannot obtain an IP address from certain routers or from certain non-Microsoft DHCP servers


Also try reading...

Intel® WiFi Products — Power Save Polling (PSP) causes connection issues with some access points



Also try some of the other Networking tips and tweaks




If you're still having problems, please make a new thread in the  Dell Networking, Internet, Wireless Forum



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