I'm having this problem, too. I tried the trace, but I can't do much with DOS.
We got another connection card and it worked fine for a while. Now, I can't get connected. Our computer doctor wasn't able to figure it out.
This all happened after I got a nasty virus from what should have been a safe site.
Our wifi is Linksis and our other PC is working just fine. It's the Dell that can't get on line.
I know this is an old thread, but I'm hoping that someone will pick up on the post and be able to help out with this problem.
I miss my netbook.