hi all, i've had this problem with my mini9 for a month now, i can't seem to access the internet. i can see, and connect to my router, but just always get "page cannot be displayed" error in IE or firefox. it started when my roommate moved out and took the linksys router, i just "borrowed" from the neighbor for a while and things worked fine. all of the sudden, without changing anything i kept getting "limited or no connectivity" on the neighbor's router....so i went out and bought a cheap belkin and set it up with my other laptop, a dell ispiron 700... that network worked fine for the inspiron, but again i could connect with the mini, but not get on the net. most of the time the speed would quickly spiral down to 1mbps, but i could never get on. i figured i got a crappy router, so i returned it and got a netgear wndr3300 Same problem occurred again, didn't matter if i had no security, WEP or WPA...no internet. same thing on my parents linksys network, same on my friends Dlink and other friend's linksys networks, as well as holiday inn's network.....i can see and connect but not get on....
the odd thing is that it works FINE at my school's network
i've been through dell support(all they could say, after using remote access was it looked like the connection was constantly dropping, even with the power settings changed), netgear support , downloading new drivers, reinstalling the broadcom card and reinstalling XP. no change
does this sound like anything familiar, or make sense to anyone?
i've got a mini 9 with XP 16gb sshd 1 gb ram
thanks for your help!