Question by : Please help with wireless internet (Picture Inside)?
-Unless it inside the laptop itself, I do not have a wireless card all I had to do up until now was turn my laptop on and it was automaticly connected to the internet.
-Please do not tell me to “check the connection with a phone.” I do not have a phone that has internet.
-I have tried unplugging both my router and my modem and restarting my router 5-8 times now
-It tells me that I am connected, but I am not.
-The Internet on the Desktop works just fine, so I know there isn’t a blackout or whatever in my area.
-I cannot repair the connection, when I do it beeps and tells me it needs to connect to the internet.
-I do have it so automaticly pick up the IP adress, but when I type ipconfig into the laptop I get this error message: “An internal error occured: The Request is not supported.”
The “IP ADRESS MUST BE SPECIFIED” Comes up when I ping on my laptop.
Router Name: WRT54G
System: Windows XP Professtional
Answer by MB800800
Yes you have a wireless “card”. It’s just a chip on the motherboard in many modern laptops.
This issue has come up a couple of times on various discussion sites. The general consensus was that the tcp/ip “stack” has become corrupt. Fixing it can be complex and requires a lot of specific knowlege.
The easier approach is generally just to blow it away and let it re-install. You do that by removing the device (wireless card) in device manager.
Go to control panel/system/device manager and “uninstall” the wireless card. Then boot the machine. The card will re-install. As long as it worked previously, the driver on you machine should be acceptable. Then go to network connection and make sure the wireless card is set to accept dhcp (autoconfigure).
I don’t think the re-install of the hardware will delete the connection manager information where your WEP key (if any) was stored. You should just be able to connect as before.
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