cant connect to the internet

By johnx14
Feb 18, 2007
  1. hi all. having just got a new dell inspiron 6400, i followed the vista wizard to connect to my wireless internet connection. it shows that i am now connected to my network, but not the internet. the wee pictures show a green line from my laptop to my network, ive seen it say connected, whereas the picture of my laptop to the internet has a red line, and says not connected. any ideas?

    access is given as 'local only' is that correct? i cant see how i change it
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,156   +598

    use run->cmd /k ipconfig /all

    likely you will see an ip address like 169.x.x.x and this will get you NOWHERE.

    try My Network Places->View Network Connections and then you should be
    able to right-click to View Available Networks

    you should then be able to attempt a connection, assuming you've left the
    WPA/WEP encryption OFF.

    Once you can connect, you can then proceed to:
    1) change the SSID
    2) enable encryption
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