Does this make sense?

Discussion in 'Broadband Hardware' started by Frank Parmelee, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. I use a Dell Inspiron 600m notebook. When I go to the library [or anywhere
    for that matter] I can either connect wirelessly or with CAT 5 Ethernet
    which ever I choose with no problem, no hassle. At home it is another story.

    If I want to hook up to my MN 500 Router with CAT 5 I have to go nuts
    disabling the wireless connection and rebooting several times. If I am
    successful in getting connected it doesn't last very long and just
    evaporates, no error messages jut goes away.

    I have tried all the ports on the router and get the same results.
    I have spent several hours with Dell Support.
    I have totally started from scratch with my base station setup.

    It makes no sense that this notebook works with whatever is available while
    traveling, but, when I get home it becomes the "unruly" kid and drives me

    Has anyone a clue what it is I am missing?
    Frank Parmelee, Nov 20, 2006
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  2. It seems that by using a Ethernet adapter in the PCMCIA slot has solved this
    problem. The jury's still out, but it has been 3 days and counting -knock on

    Now if I could figure out what the "F" & "L" lights mean...

    Thanks to everyone for your help.
    Frank Parmelee, Nov 26, 2006
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  3. Frank Parmelee

    Disconnected Guest

    Don't feel lonely in that respect Frank, the same exact thing happens to me!
    but only on my P.C. at home! and only on msn games browser! (and I have sent
    support a dozen e-mails asking for info. So that I can correct the problem!
    and get
    no answers! (I have been trying since October of 2006 with no explanation
    forthcoming yet)! So, if you find out anything! I would appreciate a hand off!
    Disconnected, Jan 8, 2007
  4. Frank Parmelee

    Chris H. Guest

    If you're using WEP encryption, make sure the PC has the proper key and is
    attempting to connect on the proper channel. If you open Network
    Connections, and it is showing both a wired connection and the wireless
    connection, it may accidentally be bridging, or trying to use the two in
    combination. You can simply right-click the wired connection and select
    Disable, restart the system and see how it functions.

    Chris H., Jan 8, 2007
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