For a while now I've been having trouble with my Dell Inspiron 600m and networking. Before I formatted it yesterday, I was running Ubuntu off an external drive because Window's networking didn't work, wireless or wired.
So I finally found my XP Pro disk and reformatted the thing, hoping to eliminate the problem so I could finally use the laptop at school without hauling that huge external drive around to get internet.
As I could get internet with the same LAN and Wireless cards in Ubuntu, I assumed there was nothing wrong with the hardware. Just Windows being screwy. But after the reformat, I can't seem to get it to work. Before the format, when I tried connecting a wire or connecting wirelessly, it would attempt connecting and give me a "Limited or no Connectivity" message. I tried EVERYTHING, believe me, and nothing would work. After the format, I installed the most recent drivers from Dell for that wireless card (Intel Proset/Wireless 2600), but when I try to connect, it is simply "Unable." I tried using Intel's app and the Windows one, both to no avail.
Any help on fixing this problem would be appreciated a whole lot, as I'd love to use this computer for school instead of the crappy Citrix thin-clients they offer in the media center.
Thanks in advance. :D
EDIT: Forgot to mention, this was off of a Service Pack 1 XP disk, and as the computer has no internet access, I can't really upgrade to 2.