Connected Wireless adapter Can't access internet
by GypsyCowgirl - 9/12/13 8:45 PM
I recently picked up a used, Dell Dimension 820,0 with Windows XP installed. I have connected a Netis WF-2109 300Mbps Wireless-N USB Adapter. Connected Wireless adapter Can't access internet.
When I go to Internet Explorer I get an error message stating: Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage. I have tried to log into many different websites with the same results.
I realized that initially Explorer attempts to take me to microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&pver=6&ar=msnhome.
I went into registry editor and changed the start page, but it went right back to the same microsoft address. I even tried to mage the change in the registry editor and restart the computer, but to no avail.
I went in and changed the computer name, and deleted the previous owner and change the owner registration name.
When I change the computer name and reboot, the computer starts back up with the same computer name as it had before I changed it. So, the name is not taking.
I loaded Firefox to disk from a different computer and installed it into the computer I just bought. Firefox does not attempt to take me to a microsoft site, but I can not access the internet with Firefox either.
I have checked to make sure the wireless is getting a signal. I looked at Internet Options click Connections and made sure the 'never dial a connection' tab is checked.
I looked at LAN Settings and made sure everything was deselected. I later changed this and selected Automatically detect settings.
I went to ipconfig and pressed enter. Made sure I was getting an IP address.
The wireless adapter appears to be enabled in Device Manager.
Went to Network Connections and Manage Connections and ensured I was picking up a network and that I had the correct password.
I have disconnected the Netix adapter and unplugged my router and plugged them all back in to reboot, but that did not work either.
I am not sure if there is a setting I am missing that is keeping me from getting online. Or if there is a virus in the computer.
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