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Default Wireless connection problem - 10-11-2010, 01:56 AM

I cannot connect with my Inspiron Mini 10 to our wireless. The mini's device name and mac address are added to the router but whenever I try to connect it will not connect. The signal strength is listed as high. Our other devices in the house (laptop and Wii) connect fine.
What is wrong??? I was able to connect fine to the wireless in my last apartment building but with this new router it just won't work.
Please help!
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Cool 10-11-2010, 01:18 PM

what OS are you on?
what address is the Mini set to?
is the wireless turned on the Mini on?
is the router set correctly for the Mini's IP address?
passwords if any set correctly on both sides?


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Default 10-13-2010, 03:02 AM

I am on Windows XP and the wireless is on. I think that is all I can answer. I have the right passwords and we found the MAC address to add that to the list of devices on the router.
How would I find my IP address to see if it is set right?

---------- Post added at 09:02 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:00 PM ----------

Thanks for the welcome
And how would I know what address the mini is set to?
I really am a beginner, sorry :-/
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Default 10-13-2010, 03:11 AM

on the mini get to the command prompt and type "ipconfig /all" that should give you the IP address,the DNS and the default gateway which is usually something like "192.168.1.1", when you get the IP address and DNS settings check on your router and make sure that address is the same and the DNS is the same and that the address is enabled..to start with


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Default 10-29-2010, 02:44 PM

You can also try checking if the IPv4 properties and see if you are configured to automatically obtain an IP and the DNS server. This may sometimes be the problem.


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Default 11-24-2010, 02:07 PM

shouldn't have MAC filtering on unless people start robbing your wireless. if nothings changed on the mini, then the problem lies with the router. try resetting it? check DHCP is turned on so IP addresses are assigned
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Default 11-24-2010, 03:28 PM

are you using static IP addresses?..static IP address means that you Mini is actually assigned a specific IP address everytime....it is usually an address that you pick yourself, in my case all my systems use a static IP, its useful when you have kids and you want to turn off the internet at say 9:00pm and not allow access until like 9am the next day..without static IP addesses the system gets a new address everytime and you really have no way of controlling anything.....

I also dont use MAC filtering but I do use WPA encryption which they say is better and harder to crack than WEP


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Default 12-29-2010, 02:17 PM

I am having a similar problem connecting to the internet and posted the question in the Mini 1018 section. My problem however is that the Mini connects fine to the wireless internet in my house if it is plugged into the wall instead of running off the battery. Have you tried plugging yours into the wall and connecting to the internet? Not at all sure why this would happen but maybe yours is like that too.

Does anyone know why this is happening?
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