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Wireless Connections
« on: October 05, 2013, 09:51:10 AM »
Bettie got a new (new to her) laptop (Dell Latitude D630 -- running Windows XP with SP3). When I turned it on it connected through the router to the internet. God was in His Heaven and all was well. I downloaded the software she wanted. Then there were some files on her desktop that she wanted on the laptop. So I thought I could just network them and wouldn't have to  move them (see question about HomeGroup). Whilst I was mulling that over I decided that it would be a good thing to connect to the net through the other (Broadband) router just to see how fast I could go. Ahh the storm clouds develop. When I try to view wireless networks, Windows informs me that it can't do it. That if I have enabled software to do that then forge ahead otherwise leave us alone. Well I have no other software and don't see a link at Dell to get some network configuration software. I started reading the Microsoft Knowledge Base and quickly drifted  out to sea after the first 10 or 11 words.

Hopefully you can bail me out of this. You know how little I know about networking (LOL see question about HomeGroup).

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Re: Wireless Connections
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2013, 06:08:43 AM »
Well it appears that I have Dell QuickSet. Which I guess is supposed to allow network changes. Unfortunately I can't figure how to use it.

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Re: Wireless Connections
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2013, 01:47:52 PM »
I always use the Windows wireless manager. But depending on the software they will take over instead. In this case the dell software. Which should be a setting in it to not use it and let Windows handle it.

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Re: Wireless Connections
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2013, 11:21:08 PM »
So if I  just remove the Dell Quickset then Windows will take over and do it's thing?

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Re: Wireless Connections
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2013, 01:11:42 PM »
Should as long as it doesnt remove the drivers for the wireless as well :wink:

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Re: Wireless Connections
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2013, 06:43:27 AM »
I used RevoUninstaller to uninstall Quickset. Rebooted. Windows still says it can't manage wireless networks. Any chance I could get you to come on TeamViewer and get this straightened out for me? The system is idle 24/7 since I haven't turned it over to her yet.

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Re: Wireless Connections
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2013, 03:30:21 PM »
It will have to be next week, I am slammed right now :-)

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Re: Wireless Connections
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2013, 01:07:42 AM »
Next week is no problem, she is in no hurry to get the system. I would like to have everything done before I give it to her since she really hates interruptions. The bigger problem will be picking a time. I'm available just about any day but go to bed pretty early. You name a day/time and we will see what we will see.

I sure appreciate your time and effort.

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Re: Wireless Connections
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2013, 01:37:34 PM »
You have my email. Hit me up on Monday and we will see what my week looks like :-)

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Re: Wireless Connections
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2013, 10:45:10 PM »
I didn't see an icon for embarrassed or it would have started this reply. When we lost Outlook Express on Bettie's system I lost your EMail. If you send me an EMail at  then I will once again have your address.

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Re: Wireless Connections
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2013, 04:35:37 PM »
Email sent :-)

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Re: Wireless Connections
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2013, 04:35:37 PM »