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(Solved) - another Dell Dimension 2400 problem

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  • Started 1 year ago by confused2400
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confused2400
Posts: 7

Hi,

I have an old Dell Dimension 2400 that I'm giving to a friend. I have reformatted the hard drive, re-installed xp, downloaded the chipset, audio, video, network, and Network, Ethernet, and whatever else drivers I could find on the Dell support's website. I have a wireless usb adapter unit that I purchased a long time ago (circa 2009) and I put that on the computer. The wireless USB adapter works, it picked up the wireless connection in my apartment. Decent strength on the utility it came with. However, the internet does not work. I open the web browser, internet explorer, and it says "The page cannot display?" In the wireless network connection window, it says limited to no connectivity. I'm so confused. Any ideas on how to fix this? Quick answers maybe? lol.

Thanks. :)

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

confused2400 hi. Try another browser.

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confused2400
Posts: 7

Okay. I tried Firefox on the computer and it says that "Server cannot be found". :(

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

What site are you trying to connect to ?

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confused2400
Posts: 7

I tried going to msn.com on Internet explorer and google.com for both browsers.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

can you download and run this please, http://www.filehippo.com/downl.....i_malware/
Update after install.

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Enthusiast
Enthusiast
Posts: 566

Will he be able to update after install if he has no internet connectivity?

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

That is a good clue as to whether he has malware or not. Even installing it.

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confused2400
Posts: 7

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.65.0.1400
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: v2012.09.07.13

Windows XP Service Pack 2 x86 NTFS
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180
Administrator :: [administrator]

9/14/2012 6:08:08 PM
mbam-log-2012-09-14 (18-08-08).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|)
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 181422
Time elapsed: 9 minute(s), 5 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

(end)

BTW, I'm a girl. :)

No malicious items detected.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Sorry girl :(

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confused2400
Posts: 7

Is that sorry for the mistaken gender or sorry, I can't help you?

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

mistaken gender

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Can you get on any site on the net ?

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confused2400
Posts: 7

no

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Contact your ISP.

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nosparks
Posts: 148

Can you connect to the internet via wired network as opposed to wireless?

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BobJam
BobJam
Posts: 1052

Yes, try it with an ethernet cable.

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confused2400
Posts: 7

I took the computer to my friend who lives in another state and the computer was able to connect to the internet over there just fine. I think it may have been just Verizon in my apartment. Thanks everyone for the technical help. :)

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