I have not reinstalled Vista yet and was hoping someone would have a fix for me before I do that.
Dell laptop with Vista.
Connects to wireless network just fine but will not connect to the internet through that wireless connection. Windows says something is wrong with the IP address or router.
I have a wireless modem usb stick and that works just fine so its not just simply a corrupt browser.
As mentioned above, this is not a signal issue, it connects jjust fine to wireless signals, just want connect a browser to the actual intenet. On old PC’s, this type of problem was related to a corrupt “winsock” file usually.
I did an online chat with a Dell hardware guy, he had me check a lot of things said the hardware was responding ok and the warranty did not cover anything else.
The problem with this type of symptom is that the internet is polluted with 15 million similar problem discussions and 99.9999 percent have nothing to do with this particular symptom which is weird to say the least.