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Help to connect to the internet

by swtbreezie / March 2, 2013 3:04 AM PST

I Ordered and PAID for the restore cd from Dell because I had a worm and they want more money to help me Sad I reinstalled Windows Vista on my Dell Inspiron 1525 and I cannot connect to the internet to update drivers so I did it with a usb stick transferred the drivers to my dell it STILL can't connect to the internet. Maybe I did the reinstall wrong but I ran it several times to no avail. Any help will be appreciated. I am a novice, need lots of help, but I am far from stupid like Dell treats me when I call.

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Ooops forgot
by swtbreezie / March 2, 2013 3:06 AM PST

I have windows vista 32 bit. Not sure what all else I need to list on here.

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Only a little help.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 2, 2013 4:11 AM PST

Sorry but if you need lots of help, I have to write you need to find it locally.

Here's a small item that I hope will help.

1. Did you install Dell's QuickSet? Without that some Dells will not enable the WiFi.
2. Is the date and time right?
3. Is the antivirus expired? (some lock out the internet when expired or when you uninstall them.)

Good luck with this.

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answer to only a little help
by swtbreezie / March 2, 2013 4:16 AM PST
In reply to: Only a little help.

Hi and thanks so much. No I don't think I installed Dell quick set where do I find it? And I can't connect to put my McAfee on it. It is through a company website. I am pretty good with computers. BUT Dell never said anything about any quick set but that figures they want you to pay them an outrageous price to put a smal thing on your pc that connects in 2 seconds. I will be very happy if you can help me.
Thanks so much

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To get Dell QuickSet.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 2, 2013 4:22 AM PST

Head to and put in the service tag to find the downloads for your machine. I don't want to upset you but that's a basic item you should write in your cheat sheet.

Use Google to learn "What does Dell's QuickSet do?"

This is all volunteer so I can only do so much. You lead you need lots of help so this may be not enough but I'll try to share the little things I know about.

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by swtbreezie / March 2, 2013 5:09 AM PST
In reply to: To get Dell QuickSet.

Thank you soooooooooooooooooooooooooo much and I will put it in my cheat sheet Happy

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