i recently reformatted my computer to clean up all the the junk, and after successfully installing all drivers and such, ive discovered that i cannot connect to the internet.
It is a home (ad hoc i think) network, and my computer is a laptop with a 1390 WLAN card. The help pages available to me (accessed through the Dell wireless WLAN card Utility) were no help.
-When i right click on Wireless Network Connections under the control panel, i am graced with abscence of a Wireless Networks tab, which is supposed to be there...
-when i double click on Wireless Network Connections under the control panel, i discover that i "cannot connect to this wireless network", and goes on to suggest that i let WZC automatically connect me
-when i attempt to connect to my home network, the WLAN utility treats it like i am trying to create a new profile on that network, asking me to create and confirm a WEP. i can then connect, and bandwidth activity becomes active, but i cannot connect to the internet. (Specifically, in the WLAN utility, clicking on link status, signal noise is active - but i have no green bars on the bottom of my screen, and i remain unconnected)
Im not sure if any of the above information is helpful, especially as its most likely garbled, but i am extremely confused as to how i go about connectiong to my home network wirelessly. It seems that there are two seperate connection utilities to use, the WLAN utility, and WZC. im not sure which to use. Any help would be REALLY appreciated.