07-08-2011, 11:18 PM
Windows Vista Home Premium 2007
Studio XPS 1640
Intel(R) Core(RM) Duo CPU
I've had my computer for almost three years now and during that time, most parts on it have been replaced.
Most recently, I've had both my hard drive and my wireless card replaced due to different issues and now, it's come up recently that I cannot connect to the internet wirelessly. I live with my best friend who also owns a Dell laptop and I myself own an Acer Netbook and an iPhone, both which connect just fine to the wireless internet. It seems to be only my system that is having this problem.
I've spoken with the Dell Support Reps over 5+ times and nothing has solved this problem. They simply tell me it is a software issue and I must purchase some System Repair thing for $100+ (even after spending $600 on a warranty that apparently only covers hardware).
Obviously, I can connect just fine to through an ethernet/wired connection but not wirelessly. Its not that the connection does not show up at all, it shows up and says it connects, but I get 'Local Only' access. This isn't the first problem I've had with my wireless either; I've had other errors such as: "The capability of this network adapter does not match the requirements of this network" or the connection will show up but their will be grayed out as if I'm not receiving any sort of connectivity.
If there is any more information I can give to make this easier to understand, please let me know. I'll post the Windows IP Configuration if it's needed to help solve this issue.
-New wireless card
-Other devices in the house connect wirelessly
-Local only access
-Using Google Chrome
-No internet access
-"There may be a problem with one or more network adapters on this computer."
-"the capability of your network adapter does not match the requirements of this network"
Is this a Vista problem or what?