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Internet Connectivity Issue

by CGrube / March 26, 2013 2:07 AM PDT

I had to do a full restore on my Dell Desktop. Since I have done that, the computer will not connect to the internet. I have updated the wireless driver (Netgear) and I even brought the computer downstairs so I could plug it directly into the router.

The wireless network continues to show a message: "The capability of your network adapter does not match the requirements of this network" (Note- this is the same adapter as had been used previously with no problem, before I did the restore"

I have also plugged in directly to the LAN and while it shows connectivity, I am not able to get online. Any help?


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Clarification Request
Why did you reload the OS?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 26, 2013 2:52 AM PDT

Was this about connections that didn't?

After the reload, the pre-installed antivirus can expire instantly and with Norton/Kapersky/others disabling internet connections (for your safety) I tend to think that's thuggish behavior and have learned to do without their services.

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Slow Computer
by CGrube / March 26, 2013 4:14 AM PDT

The computer was running slow and after a number of other attempts at fixing it, I opted for a full system restore.

I had seen that response before and have no idea how to reconfigure from 802.11g to 802.11b (I believe in this case, it is actually 802.11n, but right now, I could not tell you how I found that information.

Thanks, Bob

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There's a fine clue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 26, 2013 5:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Slow Computer

If the router was set to 802.11n exclusively I'd expect that message.

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by CGrube / March 26, 2013 6:09 AM PDT
In reply to: There's a fine clue.

Is that something I could/should change?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 26, 2013 7:07 AM PDT
In reply to: 802.11n

But I missed what router it was so I can't be specific. Try 802.11g or mixed mode too.

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by CGrube / March 26, 2013 9:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Sorry

How do I change that?

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It appears we can't change it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 26, 2013 10:12 AM PDT
In reply to: Fios

I think that since the make, model of the router is unknown and you have asked twice I can't help here UNLESS we consider installing/using an 802.11n adapter.

I know some owners can't change any FIOS router settings so when that happens you use other solutions. It's cheaper than calling the cable guy.

Example at

I see #1 there to be under 13 bucks.

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Fios Router
by CGrube / March 26, 2013 10:13 AM PDT
In reply to: Fios

My Network adapter is the Netgear WG111v2, I was able to get the necessary updates to the computer via flash drive. The router option on that is 802.11g (That I can find at least) The Router is Verizon Fios, which i believe is 802.11n.

I see that the signal is strong, but there is no connectivity.

Bob, thanks for taking the time.

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That stick came out in 2004.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 26, 2013 10:42 AM PDT
In reply to: Fios Router

I know it's no consolation but 9 years of service was pretty good.

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(NT) Thanks
by CGrube / March 26, 2013 12:21 PM PDT
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