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Old 01-21-2013, 10:58 PM   #1
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I have a slight problem with my Dell laptop, i recently just reformatted the whole laptop. Everything wiped out. And right now, im trying to connect to the internet but somehow i cant, it says that i need a username and password. The wifi light itself isnt even turning on. If tried the keys to turn on/off, but still doesnt work. Any ideas? I have Verizon Fios internet, Is there a difference between XP and vista/7 wifi settings??

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Old 01-21-2013, 11:16 PM   #2
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It's probably asking for you account login details, If you cannot fix it ring Verizon and see what they can do..
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Sounds like a verizon call is in order. They will help you get things set back up.
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If the wifi light isn't turning on I doubt Verizon can help you. Have you checked the wifi adapter in Device Manager to see if the system says it's installed correctly? It might be a driver issue. When you reformatted, did you go from XP to Win 7?
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:46 PM   #5
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No difference in settings, but it might not have loaded the driver. I assumed you went to 7 (which has 95% of drivers already) but you might have to download it. What happens if you connect with a cable?
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Yes, it was the driver, I have found it!!! thanks guys, the driver was like not installed or something.

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Glad you fixed it
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