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Default wireless problem. cannot connect to 802.11b router - 12-10-2009, 04:21 PM

I just got my mini 10v yesterday. I'm still playing with XP Home out of the box. The mini came with the Dell 1397 WLAN 802.11g - Half mini-card, which is supposed to be downward compatible with b. I am able to detect and connect to the router (with WEP 128). I get an IP address from the router's DHCP and everything. But when I try to browse the internet, I get nothing. I thought maybe I wasn't getting the DNS servers, but I am. I cannot even connect to my router's configuration page via IP address.

I have an old Linksys 802.11b router. It works fine with my iphone, other laptops and Tivo wirelessly. Only issue with the new mini.

I am able to connect to my neighbor's router with a g connection and everything works fine.

Has anybody had the same issue?
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Default 12-10-2009, 04:32 PM

Do you have MAC filtering setup on the router?

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Default 12-10-2009, 04:33 PM

No. No MAC filtering
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Default 12-10-2009, 05:00 PM

For the hell of it, change the channel on the wireless router. The Mini and stock wifi seems to have issues with interference. Do you have other 2.4Ghz wireless products (like a wireless phone?)

Also, check the antenna connectors on the Mini for the wifi card. I had an 11z that came from the factory with the connectors not seated fully.

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Default 12-11-2009, 02:34 PM

@WolfKeeper - Changing the channel from 6 to 11 worked. However, it was extremely slow. It took about 15 minutes to download the google toolbar. It seems to be unstable in 802.11b.

I reconnected on the g network, and everything was very fast. I guess I will just upgrade my router, it's time anyways. But I still think Dell should've chosen a better card for this product to support the different speeds.
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Default 12-14-2009, 07:27 AM

I couldn't connect to the internet right out of the box. It would detect the network, connect and disconnect every 10 seconds. I just disabled the Dell WLAN manager and used the windows one. Worked fine after that.
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