Change from working offline to online

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I usually have my work laptop on my dock. HOwever, when I take it off and go wireless and then Open Outlook 2010, it shows that I'm working offline. In the past, I would just click on that and ask it to connect. But in Outlook 2010, it doesn't allow you to click on that.

So how do you change it from working offline to working online?

Ruchi Bisht

What type of account are you using in Outlook (POP, IMAP, Exchange server)?

What is the operating system?

Check what is the connection type?

Click on File> Info> Account settings>Select the account click change and choose more settings> Click on connection and check the connection type.

Ruchi Bisht


Outlook version
Outlook 2010 32 bit
Email Account
Exchange Server
When I am connected to the network using a cable, I am able to connect to Outlook Exchange -- no problem. However, when I connect to the SAME network using wireless, Outlook connects "Offline". I checked the connection as listed above and I am connected with this selection "Connect using my Local Area Network (LAN)".

I even tried to turn off the "detect connection state". I hit the General tab and selected "Manually control connection state" and "Connect with the network". I closed Outlook and restarted - No Luck! :(

I went through all of the options and I cannot find anything to change.

Any ideas?
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