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reinstalled xp. Cannot connect wirelessly

by shashgo / October 14, 2009 3:59 AM PDT

I reinstalled XP and I realize this got rid of my drivers. Now I want to reconnect to the wireless network at home but the error I get is 'Limited or no connectivity.....'
What causes this error and how do I fix it? I dont know if my computer has an internal wireless card or not so I am using an external wireless adapter (Belkin) and I downloaded their driver from the belkin website. Now when the computer boots up, it says wireless networks detected. I select the network, put in the key and then I get another bubble that says 'Acquiring IP address' followed by another bubble after a minute or so 'Limited or no connectivity' But I cannot browse the web. Strangely enough, the wireless status shows excellent connection.

My computer has SP3.

Please help

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Just a little more detail please.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 14, 2009 4:09 AM PDT

For example your everyday Intel Chipset driver writes this "he Intel

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Am I missing that driver then
by shashgo / October 14, 2009 4:21 AM PDT

So do I need to download the chipset driver from I have an hp` pavilionn a712n desktop.

My sounds works fine so I didnt know if the chipset driver always has to be installed, but Ill do it. You think that will make the wireless connect better?

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You now have the info.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 14, 2009 4:38 AM PDT

I can't answer if this will fix that but its a basic item I find missing too often.

After that is done and it still fails then you look for items like expired Norton software while kills internet connections (no Symantec answer to why?!) And then you move onto wifi router settings such as broadcast the SSID please and WPA please.


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