Posted 29 April 2012 - 04:32 AM
sorry to hear of the problem with your computer's networking.
My data sheets indicate that the dell Dimension B110 is a desktop computer that comes with a network interface (Ethernet port) and is not generally shipped with a wireless network adapter.
To connect to the Internet wirelessly you need either a wireless network adapter to be fitted or an external network adapter like for example a USB wireless network adapter.
1 Please advise the make and model number of your wireless network adapter, and confirm that the correct drivers are installed
2 In Win XP You can do this by accessing "Device Manager" (Right click My Computer> Properties>Hardware>Device Manager and scroll down to "Network Adapters" expand as necessary...is the wireless adapter present? if so details please, and is it working Ok (Right click it and click on Properties)...is there a yellow or red marker against its name anywhere?
3 If its working Ok, then please ensure that it is enabled...
4 to enable the wireless network adapter click on Start>Control Panel>Network Connections, and set the wireless adapter to "enabled" if irts already set to enabled then disable it and then click on enable and Ok your way out.
5 Now try the Internet again, but first disable (for a short test only) the wireless encryption on your Router and make sure that the firewall is disabled( if its a third party firewall like McAfee or Nortons, then after making sure you have the executable file to reinstall it and its product serial key uninstall it completely and just rely upon the inbuilt Windows Firewall for a short test...... You should use the dedicated uninstall tool from the manufactures website to complete the uninstallation.... and don't forget the reboot each time to complete the uninstallation.
6 If thsi is All OK then rejoice...... but if still in difficulty in obtaining a wireless connection, then copy and paste these lines in notepad
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo 127.0.0.1 localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
netsh winsock reset all
netsh int ip reset all
shutdown -r -t 1
Save as flush.bat to your desktop.
Double click on the flush.bat file to run it. Your computer will reboot itself.
Now try the Internet again.
if still no joy then run this command from Start>Run and please copy and paste the following line
cmd /c "ipconfig /all > postme.txt & ping bbc.co.uk >> postme.txt & notepad postme.txt & del postme.txt"
Wait a moment for the output to be created and then please copy and paste the output into your reply.