Installed new Windows but no internet acces?!

By Tru_Snoop
Jun 22, 2006
  1. Hey guys;

    I own a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop.
    Here are Specs:
    Intel Pentium M Processor 735 (1.70GHz/2MB Cache/400MHz FSB)
    1GB Shared DDR2, 533MHZ 2 Dimm
    8x DVD+/-RW Drive
    60GB Ultra ATA Hard Drive
    Integrated 10/100 network card
    Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 (802.11b/g, 54Mbps)
    128MB ATI mobility Radeon x300 Video Card

    I had initially installed Windows Home (came with computer). My windows got crashed, probably of some virus or something. So I formatted the drive and installed "Windows XP Professional"

    Now I can't access the internet. There is no wireless connection. There is no "Battery" Icon, no wireless icon, no other icons from Dell or anything.

    How do I get my wireless working again? Also I tried ethernet cable, but internet still don't work.

    I have Router "Linksys WRT54G". Internet works on desktop, but not on Laptop.

    Help please
    thank you.
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    yuo need the drivers for those devices as well as the motherboard drivers for your laptop. they should be on the Dell resource disk. if you dont have the disk you need to get online and go to dell support enter your service tag number and go to the downloads section for your machine and get the drivers you need.
  3. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    Sometimes wireless internet access runs through the pc, it does on mine.
    Check this and have a play around with the settings. If you can't get it working I recomend getting an IT professional to have a look at it because Wlan can give the worst sorts of problems, and if not done properly can be a security risk.

    Hope this helps,


  4. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,123

    ISS is on the money, He knows his stuff, it's the drivers.....
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