Okay, So here is my story: So I get my computer and out of the box it connects to our network. A year later (now) I come home from school with a new harddrive installed, (the computer is refurbished, drive crashed and burned...very sad.) and what I believe to be all the necassary drivers. I can not connect to our network. At first I thought it had to do with the fact that the internet was going down every hour or so (suspected modem problems) but when the internet IS on, my mom can connect with her crappy HP and second hand wireless card but I still can not. My computer does recognizee that there is something there, it tells me that there is a 'home' network broadcasting an excellent signal, but even when I get close to the router I still can not pick up the signal. The kicker is that I HAVE been getting online, I just happen to be using the signal from the people across the street. So I'm not sure what's up. I don't want to blame the router because I see a signal and my mom is getting on, and its not my card because I can get every other network even when the signal is very very poor. That's my story, I'm sticking to it...PLEASE HELP. OS: windows xp pro Service: verizon dsl Router: Linksys wireless-G 2.4 GHZ Wireless Card: Dell TrueMobile 1400 Dual Band WLAN Mini-PCI Card Computer: Dell Inspiron 600m Network Authentication: open Data encryption: disabled Firewall: none up right now Radio: enabled driver version: 18.104.22.168 Board: Dell TrueMobile 1400 Adapter Rev 5.2 chipset: BCM4306 / BCM2050 MAC Address: 00:90:4B:76:62:2B network is available and preferred
Have you ever been able to connect with that WLAN card? I had an instance where I tried to connect to my linksys router and I could not. Didn't matter what I did until I reset my router. It seems that my router associated my MAC address w/ an expired IP and would not issue a new one to my machine.
Maybe try resetting your router... If it STILL won't work... hope that your neighbors don't secure their network!