Hey guys and gals,
I have tried researching this problem but had no luck.
Basically, I am having problems getting my wireless internet to work on a Dell PC after a fresh install of Windows XP. Before the install, everything worked perfect, there were no connection errors or connection problems.
However, after the new install, the computer does not connect to the internet through the Belkin USB adapter. It lags for a bit on “Acquiring Network Address” then disconnects, and it keeps repeating this process. Eventually, after about 10 or 20 minutes of acquiring and disconnecting, a successful connection is sometimes made.
I believe that this is NOT a hardware issue. The router works 100% fine since the main computer (non-Dell) which is connected through the router works fine. I also have 2 Sony wireless laptops lying around the home and they connect to internet just fine through the router. There is also NO problem with the Belkin USB adapter / dongle, since i tried installing it on one of the laptops and it connected to the internet through USB adapter no problem.
The problem, i believe is a OS software issue on the Dell PC - perhaps some settings which need to changed or configured. I would greatly any suggestions as this problem is just driving me nuts and makes me deeply regret ever installing a fresh copy of XP.