Dell Vostro, n-band problems

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by andrewbadera, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. andrewbadera

    andrewbadera LI Guru Member

    Hi all-

    I have a WRVS4400N that's been pretty decent to date. Unfortunately I can't get my new laptop, a Dell Vostron 1500 with a Dell wireless N card, to fully connect to the network. It sees the network, it authenticates (WPA-Personal) but won't pick up an IP address from the router. Forcing an IP (a valid, correct IP) doesn't seem to do the trick either.

    This Dell is JUST out of the box -- I walked through the typical setup, including Dell's network connection wizard. No go. I've tried g/n, just g, just n, nothing seems to work.

    The signal is strong; I have a Compaq laptop sitting right next to the Dell that connect (g or g/n mixed) without issue.

    Any help appreciated! Thanks!
  2. Torq

    Torq LI Guru Member

    I've had something similar happen with my older M170 XPS laptop. There were certain places I went where it wouldn't connect, but others could. You don't mention if you're running Vista (which I know nothing about), but with XP I had to let windows handle the wireless connection (instead of the Intel ProSet config software). Then it would connect.
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    my main concern would be that draft N devices seem to be not backward compatable then from your findings. raise the issue with Dell.
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