Cumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1 Posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1193 times:
Bought a three year old Sony Vaio for my Daughter to play with and so she doesn't have to use my precious Mac and ruin it !
I have put a dongle in the USB and run the software. It detects and connects quite happily to my router,but when I fire up Internet Explorer it says "unable to to display webpage, please check your Network settings".
What do I need do?
What Goes Up Must Come Down, Hopefully In One Piece!
Sv2008 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1174 times:
Some of these devices have their own connection management software (which I think is stupid, windows is more than capable of manging the connection) which can conflict with windows, and prevent a connection.
What brand is it? In the taskbar, is there a background program running for it (i.e Belkin or netgear or whatever)
Ps76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1048 times:
Had just a couple of things wanted to mention I might try (if Windows Xp):
1. Looking for Administrative tools>Services to make sure DCHP (I think) service is running.
2. Trying to run the Windows Network Settings in the control panel to see if it can connect (although you've said it seems to be connected with the device's own software so maybe this might not be a great idea if it causes a conflict with windows and the external software both trying to make a connection).
Hope they might help (would be interesting to hear how it works eventually),