I have (birthday gift) a Dell Inspiron 1011 laptop with Windows XP Home. It has a 'Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini Card'. It works wirelessly at home but when away and trying to use WiFi access points, if I search for available networks it comes up with 'Windows cannot configure this wireless connection'. (It also comes up with this message at home if I search for network, but works OK on whatever is I have on home set up). I have searched on-line and found a 'fix' from Microsoft, but when I tried to use it a warning came up that 'this type of file could damage my computer' so I aborted.
Another area I looked at explained that software other than Windows was controlling WiFi and it was not advisable to disable it. (Presumably this was Dell software?)
I am very non PC literate and would appreciate any very simple help!!