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Dell Inspiron 15 3565 Wireless Adaptor Missing.

Question: Dell Inspiron 15 3565 Wireless Adaptor Missing.

I recently purchased a Dell laptop with windows 10. Recently after a windows update I cannot connect to the Wifi at all. On further investigation the wireless adaptor is missing from network adaptors
I tried to download and install the drivers manually but it still did not show up.I then tried checking if the Wireless adaptor was turned off in BIOS, but it does not even show up there.I tried rolling back the Windows update and restoring my PC to when I first got it but still the Wifi icon does not show up.Any Idea what could be wrong. The Dell Service Center is very far away from my location

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This laptop had some user profile problems. Now sorted, but no wireless icon and no connection. I have uninstalled the WLAN driver, then downloaded the latest one from Dell. In DevMan, WLAN adaptor shows as working normally. In Network and Sharing Centre, Wireless Network Connection shows as Disabled. I right click and choose Enable - a panel pops up, says enabling then Enabled, but Wireless Network Connection still shows Disabled. Off out for a couple of hours - any thoughts welcome (I'm sure I've had this snag before, but memory isn't what it was!).

Answer:Dell Inspiron Windows 7- Dell 1397 Wireless Adaptor - can't enable.

Update. If I try to open the Dell Wireless Manager, it says no adaptors are present or enabled.

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I had to reinstall Vista recently and since then have not been able to get wireless connection. I have BT Total Broadband and can only get internet connection with an ethernet cable to the hub. BT says there isn't a wireless adaptor installed but there was no problem before the reinstallation of Vista operating system. Could this be a driver issue and how can I get or download the relevant one?

Answer:Dell Inspiron Laptop 1545 Wireless Adaptor

Yes it sounds like no driver is installed.Go to Device Manager and look and see if you have a yellow exclamation mark next to any entry.If you have then this is likely to be the Wireless Adapter. You should have a motherboard disk that was supplied with the laptop if not click here=

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I am using a Dell Laptop Inspiron 1750. Windows 7 Service Pack 1 64 bit.

When ever I pressed the volume buttons, or caps lock button, or the wireless button I would get a small see thru popup window showing me the current setting of that button. Now the small see thru window is no longer appearing for the volume, caps, wireless...

Help. I would like the see thru windows to reappear. Would this be related to Dell QuickSet?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:[SOLVED] Dell Inspiron Volume Bar, Caps, Wireless Indicator Missing

Hi and welcome to TSF you could try reinstalling the Quick set Driver Details | Dell US

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Before I start, I should mention this. My battery is dead, so I rely on my charger to keep my laptop turned on. If it gets unplugged, it shuts off without warning. Also, I'm using a third party ac adaptor.

A few hours before this happened, my laptop shut off randomly. Apparently the metal part on the charger itself got waaaaay too hot. Now, when I try to turn it on, it won't even light up the green light saying that the ac is plugged in! What's wrong with my laptop? Thanks for the help.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1501 won't recognize AC adaptor

If you're lucky, the AC adapter is bad. Worst case scenario would be a bad motherboard. My advice is take it to a shop that has a universal AC adapter and a tip that works with your Dell and have it checked. Otherwise, you really have no way of troubleshooting the problem.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 5160 that is 6 months old and now the AC adaptor will not seat correctly to recharge or provide AC power to the unit. I have replaced the AC adaptor and cord but still have the same problem. Any suggestion or knowledge about this problem?

Answer:Dell Inspiron 5160 AC adaptor problem

Yep, you probably have damaged the power connection into the laptop. I suggest you IMMEDIATELY get this fixed, because that connector can do really bad things when one or more legs break free of the PCB! If you look at the adapter, you'll see it probably puts out around 20V at 3A or more. To give you and idea what happens when a short happens inside, here's one of two that I've seen here. Yes, the motherboard for this laptop had to be replaced, there is no "fix" to a failure like this. This one actually had flames coming out the holes in the back.

BTW, this failure normally occurs by carrying the laptop around with the power plugged in, or someone tripping over the power cord and putting a strain on the connection. The flimsy jacks are NOT made to withstand any abuse.

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I've been using a Ethernet cable to connect to my computer for a while since it gave me a faster connection then wifi, but I also use the Ethernet cable for other devices, after a while I swap them I still could connect to wifi on my computer after a month pass I swapped it and I notice that my wifi is not connecting I have check it and it was nothing but a empty list, I have searched the web for a solution for this problem, but none of the solution worked.
I can no longer get wifi and I have no idea how to fix it, I tried to update the network adaptor but nothing happened, after all this,
manually connect to a wireless network gone missing and as well as my Wifi Network adaptor, the only thing that showing in my network connection is "Ethernet Qualcomm Atheros AR8161 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.30)" and "LogMeIn Hamachi Virtual Ethernet Adapter #2" those are the only 2 things showing please help!
Also I had my computer for years and my computer had a built in Wifi adaptor or so.

Answer:Help Windows 10 manually connect to a wireless network missing and wifi adaptor missing

Hi welcome to Windows Central! Here's a link from MS that might help. If you need more help, please join the forum and start a thread! Join the Windows Central Community!

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Hi, Bought a Thinkpad X61 from ebay (still under warranty, just). First impressions are good, it's a great machine and this is a nice example of it. I fitted a new hard drive, installed XP Professional, and have updated all drivers from the Support website.It's a 7673-H7G model. The problem I'm having is that Device manager doesn't display any Wireless Network adaptor.   In the BIOS, I have the Network > Wireless Radio > Enabled  I have the Wireless switch on the Front of the machine set to active  I've tried PC-Doctor for DOS (pre-Windows diagnostic), and for the Wireless tests it just says "N/A" I'd appreciate any suggestions, I've run out of ideas. This model DOES have an inbuilt Wireless adaptor, doesn't it?   Thanks for any helpJim  

Answer:X61 - missing Wireless Adaptor?

it could mean that the wireless card is not installed.Check the hardware manual on how to access the wireless card slot, so that you can whether the wireless card is present or not.

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Hello I am currently using a windows 7 hp laptop and for months now the wireless adopter icon (the three bar icon in the task bar) has been missing, if we want to connect to our internet we have to do so through an Ethernet cable which after months of having to do so proves to be highly annoying. If anyone could help us we'd really appreciate it. (We used to have the wifi option but when we switched users it disappeared)

Answer:Wireless adaptor app missing

Hello, and Welcome
Are there any yellow exclamation marks next to Network adapters in Device Manager? What is the make and model of the computer?

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Anyone got success installing the driver for dell 370 bluetooth adaptor in windows 7 64 bit ??

I tried the drivers for windows vista x64 but they dont seem to be working..

Help Needed Guys....

Answer:Dell Bluetooth 370 Wireless Adaptor

i am using a Dell Studio 1555 Laptop

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Hello guys

My problem seems to lie with my 'wireless adaptor card' that's in my Advent 4490 netbook. If the netbook has not been used for a day or so, when it boots up I have no 'wireless' connection - but if I open the netbook and remove the wireless adaptor and reinsert it ..... whoosh ..... all is well again !

What I would like advice on is:-
1 - whether it's worth getting another wireless adaptor card? or internal cable?
2 - does it matter which 'connector' the internal cable is attached to on the adaptor card?


Answer:Wireless adaptor card 'missing'

Try cleaner the gold connectors with an eraser, make sure you remove any bits of rubber left on them, use a Q-tip or tissue for that and avoid touching the connectors with your fingers.

There's a card on Ebay now, not saying buy it but if you look at the pic the cable should go to the left hand connector labelled 'Main'.

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I've recently installed Microsoft XP Professional edition. I used to have a working wireless network adaptor and but now it's missing. I cannot see it under Device Manager. I've seen other posts that suggest updating drivers but if the OS cannot see this hardware how the hell do I make Windows find it?

Can anyone help?

It's a Toshiba laptop. According to Toshiba tech support the wireless network adaptor is an Intel Pro 2915.

Answer:Missing Wireless Network Adaptor

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Lately, a somewhat serious issue cropped up. I was working on my laptop, and suddenly, the wireless icon shows "limited". I restarted my laptop, and the adaptor was missing! Despite restarting many times, it failed to show up. Then after waiting for a while, i tried starting the laptop up again, and the adaptor is detected and functioning correctly. It happens randomly, sometimes when i needded internet the most. Does anyone have similiar experiences? I've done every software fix possible (update drivers, reinstall windows, try intel's driver, etc) and i can pretty much say it's a hardware issue. But i can't afford to have my laptop away from me now, so i'm wondering if my motherboard is to blame or is it a wlancard-specific issue (which i hope i can request from lenovo to send me a card to install myself). Thanks in advance!

Answer:[TP Yoga] Wireless Adaptor goes missing.

Hi Thinkpadfreak,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with Wifi adapter on your ThinkPad Yoga.

Please check with running thinkvantage system update tool and update all the application and drivers showing in that.
Go to device manager expand network adapter and right click on Intel Wifi adapter and click on properties go to power management tab and uncheck ?Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power?.
If the issue still persisting then you can also check with updating BIOS firmware.

Hope this helps.
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar

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Hi everyone, I wonder if you can help. My wireless adaptor appears to be missing. My laptop is HP Pavilion g6-1325sa and the bars for wireless access have disappeared and i can now only connect via the ethernet lead. I cant see the wireless adaptor anywhere.

I have carried out a factory reset and this did not resolve the problem.

Can anybody help? Thank you!

Answer:HP Pavilion g6 - wireless adaptor is missing

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. What happens when you press F12 ? .. Does the light stay at Orange ? .. Do you get an error message ? .. Have you tried Downloading the Drivers for the Wireless Adaptor ? .. There are two on the HP website i would try both of them ...

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When I insert my wireless adaptor the Dell computer does not recognise itIs this a problem with the computer or with Windows 8

Answer:dell compuyer not recognising wireless adaptor

Please let us know the make and model numbers of both your computer and the wireless adapter you are trying to use.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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I bought a 'Dell Wireless 1450 dual-band (802.11a/b/g)' from... Dell online and i'm concerned with the drivers...On the Vista Upgrade Advisor it says that the Adaptor will have compatability issues with Windows VistaWhen I go to the vendors website (click here) and search for drivers it doesn't come up with any matches and I can't search via my Service Tag because I didn't buy the Adaptor with my computer (also a Dell)What I want to know is if the issues I will find with Vista will be minor or will I lose my internet connection because Vista won't understand it....And feedback will be GREATLY appreciated.Thanks in advance...Jon

Answer:Dell Wireless Adaptor - Vista Drivers

I have found these drivers but the latest seem to be only XP not vista. click here

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Hey, just reinstalled vista. First thing i did was try to connect to net, " This computer does not have a wireless network adaptor installed and configured" Will this be on teh driver and utilities CD i got with my computer? or must i get it from an external source?


Answer:Wireless Network Adaptor for Vista missing.

hi try the disk

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My home desktop is connected to a wireless router through AT&T U-verse and it's broadcasting just fine. I can see the name and everything when I try and connect on my laptop but there is always an error that brings me to a troubleshooting screen. I've made sure the password is correct by going to Start-Run, IPCONFIG and then typing my IP address into the address bar in my browser. I dont know what else I can do, I feel like I've tried everything! Help please.

Answer:Laptop (Win7 Dell Inspiron 1525) won't connect to desktop (XP Dell) wireless router

Sometimes, you need to replace the router.
Sometimes, you can call your service provider and ask them to take a look on line to see if the subscription needs to be refreshed.
But often, all that is needed (despite the fact that it is a lot of work) is to uninstall your existing system, then reboot, and reinstall everything.
You might also find success by looking at your device manager in Windows to see if you have any grey, red, or yellow flags by any related device. That may show you have a permanent hardware failure if you cannot restore it, then you are off to the store or your provider for a new cable modem or router.

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Hello everyone I have a very pressing problem. I had Vista running on my Inspiron 1520 Laptop. I recently upgraded to Windows 7, ever since then I have had terrible trouble with my Wireless Card. The driver for the card often comes up as not being able to start I often get Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card can not start Code 10. I have read that this was a problem when reinstalling a OS or installing a new one with this card. I believe I may need a driver for the chip set or something similar. I also understand that I may have to swap back to Vista though I really do hope I don't. I do believe that a recent update from Dell has made this problem chronic as I did not have this problem when I immediately got the laptop back.

I really am hoping that I can get some help here as Dell is not bothered to help as I am out of warranty and they don't seem to care about this older model laptop.

Thanks again for all your help


Answer:Dell 1520 Inspiron Problem with Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card

Welcome to SF, Conor. Dia dhuit.

Dell does not have a Windows 7 driver for your card. You can try installing the driver in compatibility mode.

HOW TO: Install a Hardware Device Driver using Compatibility Mode

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I have a Dell Inspiron 10" notebook which does not have a CD rom.  When I got it I could go on the  net with it and it worked fine.  I had sound then too.  I was deleting some files the last person who owned it had left on it and now I have no sound and no Internet connection is recognized.  There was never a back up made and it will  not restore to previous working set up.  Is there a trusted site where I can download a fix?I found a usb drive on ebay that claims to have the Windows 7 starter on it and will fix whatever files I have messed up.  Do these flash drives work for my problem?  Is it worth buying?  Only $25.

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The CD drive has gone missing on my laptop can you tell me how to get it back please.

Answer:missing CD rom on Dell inspiron 1300

Download and runclick here

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop, yea its pretty bad but it does the job.
and it was operating on vista. until its started screwing up so i thought i would just format the whole computer to have it how it used to but it only made it worse! so i don't know what i did but it started working again but now i had 2 operating systems(both vista). But the memory would fill up so fast so i had to keep erasing files. and i had to reboot one day and a black screen showed up saying BOOTMNG MISSING..i tried to get help online but all the working fixes included the vista installation cd which i never had so i don't know what to do and i can't lose all of my files! so help! plz

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1501 BOOTMNG Missing

Try going here and create a recovery disc. Boot the cd you create per their instructions and see what happens. Now you will need a working comp with internet access to do this but......

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Two weeks ago I bought a Dell Inspiron 3552 (Service Tag<ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy>) with Ubuntu 14.04 SP1. It was a gift for my mother. She was not comfortable with using Ubuntu so I installed Windows 7 Professional (x64). The problems started immediately. Network controllers drivers were missing, universal serial bus (usb) controller were missing. I tried to install all drivers recommended by Dell Product Support but they there not right for me. For example: wireless card is DW 1801 Card 802.11gbn + BT 4.0, yet the Dell Support suggests drivers for 1707 which fails to install. I found the drivers for 1801 and was able to install them, but so far these things are not working on the laptop:
Universal serial bus (usb) controllerWebcamI suspect it is because I am still missing some drivers, probably motherboard or chipset. Could you provide me the links to them?

Answer:Dell Inspiron 15 3552 - missing drivers

Here is a link to the driver download page for the Inspiron 3552.  it defaulted to Windows 7 64-bit for me but make sure it does the same for you.   Here is a link to the Intel Chipset Driver that goes with the Inspiron 3552 and Windows.  I think that is the driver most likely causing the problems you're seeing.  
Here is a link showing which drivers to install and in which order.  Check that article out and see if it helps. Not sure why the support pages / utilities are suggesting the wrong drivers but you may want to simply install them manually, in the order that article recommends.
For the Dell Webcam Central software, because it's licensed you actually have to log into your account to access / download it.  Here is a support article on the Dell Webcam Central software application that explains the entire process.  
Let me know if this helps.

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I own a Dell Inspiron 13-7352. The internal web cam stopped working a couple months ago (possibly due to downloading Windows 10, but I'm not sure). When I open my camera, it give me an error saying my laptop cannot find my camera (which you can see in the picture I have attached). The most basic fix that people seem to point to is to open up the device manager and uninstall the camera from the "Imaging Devices" or "Sound, Video, and Game Controllers" tab. After restarting the computer, the camera should automatically reinstall. However, when I go into the device manager, my internal camera is not installed on either of those tabs, even after I click 'Show hidden devices'. Additionally, I have consulted the Dell support pages and taken each step including updating to the latest BIOS and chipset drivers. I also have gone under the privacy tab in settings and ensured that the laptop is not blocking the camera from being used for security reasons. From everything I've seen, it appears that my laptop doesn't even recognize that there is an internal webcam. Any help on this would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Dell Inspiron Webcam Driver Missing

What is the Dell Service tag number from the bottom of the laptop? And to confirm, you are running Windows 10 64-bit, correct?

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I have recently bought an Inspiron 14 x64 based Laptop with Windows 7 64 bit OS (OEM) and receive this msg "BootMgr is Missing." 
1. It was fine at a start, but I allot my partition badly C:drive is only 30GB and Logical drives is 182GB, so I wanted an increase of C:
2. Thru  a web forum I learn about "Partition Wizard Home Edition" downloaded it and use it to come up with a better partition. It was an easy success, quickly my C:drive increased with my desired size. But it was just a short relief for I noticed that my IE 8, YM, Windows Media Player, Mc Afee Security Center and others are not running properly or doesn't run anymore.
3. I resorted to a RESET to Factory Settings thru a DELL Local Back-up that comes with my unit. It did pretty good. All was just like the way it was. (I dont have to worry about my files coz I have an external modem to transfer everything)
4. Normal function is there for an hour, but to my curiosity I check on disk management and found out RECOVERY DRIVE is the one Active compared to C:Drive before.  I then Mark C:Drive as ACTIVE without knowing my OS doesn't seat there anymore (just I thought).
5. When I restart, there I got BOOTMGR is missing press CTRL+ALT+DEL.
6. And my problem is still not resolved, I tried to use a Repair Disk which I burned earlier but it did not work as well even if I choose boot from CD/DVD on boot options.
7. What could be my best solution? My package did not ... Read more

Answer:BootMgr is Missing in Dell Inspiron 14 / Windows 7

I have the same issue, and stupidly I did the same change, I can not boot from CD, I already tried, the same message appears, any suggestions?

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Hi again folks!
Since creating a thread on here yesterday (elder daughter laptop stuck in reboot loop) I've come across another issue with a different laptop.
This is a Dell Inspiron (Interl Celeron) with Windows 7 installed.
Being a pretty old laptop, it hasn't been used for some time (my youngest dautgher has since upgrade). However, her younger brother has spotted it and wants me to try and get it working (he's young so won't be doing anything to strenuous on it!)
When booted up, it returns the message BOOTMGR is missing: press ALT, CTRL and DEL to reboot/start.
F8 repair function will not work (possibly not installed in that Win 7 edition?).
I'm currently running all the memory tests, but can't see that helping me.
I was wondering if I can use a Windows 7 ISO disk that I'll be utilising for the other Windows Laptop issue?
Data on here is probably not worth keeping (handful of paint pics/word docs at best!).

Many thanks.

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I reinstalled windows xp on my inspiron 6000 and it left me missing a bunch of drivers. I got the ethernet one but can't find any of the others.

I've run 'unknown devices'
and this is what it came up with

Multimedia audio controller
Unable to Detect, Hardware ID: VEN_8086&DEV_266E&SUBSYS_01881028&REV_03
Network controller
Unable to Detect, Hardware ID: VEN_8086&DEV_4220&SUBSYS_27218086&REV_05
PCI modem
Unable to Detect, Hardware ID: VEN_8086&DEV_266D&SUBSYS_542314F1&REV_03
Video controller
Unable to Detect, Hardware ID: VEN_8086&DEV_2792&SUBSYS_01881028&REV_03
Video controller (vga compatible)
Unable to Detect, Hardware ID: VEN_8086&DEV_2592&SUBSYS_01881028&REV_03

Currently the wireless network doesn't work, the laptop no longer supports multiple monitors and can't play back music visualizations or similar video graphics.

If anybody can help me resolve these issues i'd appreciate it.

On a side note--Does anybody know of a good program with which I can scan 10,000 songs in, organize them, automatically check for duplicates, and convert them all to a common format (mp3) from their current jumble of aac, mp3, m4a, wma, ogg, and more?

Thank you all for your help.

Answer:Missing drivers in a dell inspiron 6000

:wave Welcome to Major Geeks! :major

Here's your drivers....



(install them as listed, starting with the chipset drivers first, and always restart the PC when prompted to)

As to your music software question... check the MultiMedia section here at Major Geeks, or post the question in the Software forum.

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I have a dell insprion 9300 1.70m..haha
My issue is, all of a sudden I'm missing my Com Port. I need it to run certain software. Where is it and how can I retrieve it...

Answer:Dell inspiron 9300 missing Com Port


A little more info helps alot, What Windows version and service pack are you using? (I know they came with XP as default but you may have installed another), had you installed or updated anything before this happened, have you been trying to remove malware?

What software?

In Device Manager do you have any devices with yellow ! marks and if so what?

Dell drivers for XP HERE for your model laptop.

I would from that list install the Chipset driver and reboot, then install the Alps driver under the Input Device Drivers heading, then this Connexant driver from HERE

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So i decided that i wanted both xp and ubuntu on my computer. I backed up all of my files and ...
So now windows is installed, i relize that none of the drivers are there and i the disc that i thought was mine was my dads. he said that i could download them form offline, so i googled it on our desktop, downloaded the wireless driver, put it on a jump drive, put it on my laptop, set it up rebooted and the wireless was working. So i then went on installing other drivers. Everything worked great except for the Audio driver. When i install it it says that i need to reboot my system so i do. then when i log in onto windows. the instillation thing pops up and says something about finalizing the download. so i click install and then this thing pops up saying that this system does not support the driver you are installing. wtf . i got these from dell on there drivers download page. Someone tell me how to fix this, pllleeeeeaaaaaaaaaaasssssssseeeeeeeeee????!?!?!?!?!!?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 running on Windows XP professional sp3.

I opened Device Manager and I am missing the Multimedia Audio Controller and Video Controller.

I've searched through every other thread concerning this computer model and drivers, and everytime I click on the driver, it links me to the Dell site, which for whatever reason isn't functioning for me. It sends me to a blank internet page whenever I download the drivers.

I have the chipset, modem, wireless--everything else has been installed. I'm only missing those two.

Please help!


Answer:Dell Inspiron 6000 Missing Drivers

Okay, an update: I managed to install the audio driver, but when I attempt the video driver, it says that a file is missing or corrupt.

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I have purchased a laptop dell inspiron 7560 whose bottom casing screw thread is missing. if anyone knows how to fix it. please help me out.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 7560 screw thread missing

Hi rkchainani,
Thank you for writing to the Dell Community Forum.
The bottom base cover uses a screw type M2.5x5, please check the below images and hope this helps.

Kindly get back if there are any further queries.
For me to better assist in troubleshooting, please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.

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Hello. I lost Maxxaudio 4 after a Windows 10 upgrade on my Dell Inspiron. I followed support forum instructions and I was able to get Maxxaudio 4 back along with the equalizer. The problem is that I lost all of the equalizer presets for music audio i.e. Jazz, Pop, Heavy Metal, Techno, Rock.. Did this happen to anyone else? Is there any way to get the equalizer music presets back? Thanks for your help in advance!

Answer:Dell Inspiron Missing Maxxaudio 4 Music Presets

I also lost the euqlizer precets. I updated the drivers available for my system,  insprion 7335 2x, still have same issue. If knows how to fix this please post.

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When going to update using Dells data safe it says missing recovery partition. Is there anyway I can create it without losing any data/files already on laptop. Thanks guys

Answer:Dell Inspiron N5110 has missing recovery partition.

Well the problem is actually on Dell's part not yours and is rather easy to solve. Actually the recovery partiton is hidden so the old version of Data Safe is unable to detect it. Let's solve this problem niw:

1. Open MyComputer, Click on C: drive.
2. Open Program Files (x86)/Dell DataSafe Local Backup/Components/DSUpdate
3. Click DSUpdate (an .exe file shown as type "Application") (You must be connected to internet)

4. It will update from version 9.4.40 to 9.4.4x (where x > 0)

5. It did something with the partition.
6. It will tell you to "reboot". Restart the laptop.
7. Then launch Dell DataSafe Local Backup.
8. This new version will detect the partition and enable you to make recovery discs.
9. You will need two DVD's and it will take approx one hour to create the recovery discs.
Hope this helps !

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Okay decided to do a fresh install on the wife's Dell Inspiron 1525.Which had Windows 7 x64 on it,But was released with XP and Vista only on it.
The only drivers I had to install after the fresh install of Windows 10 Build:10162.
Were SigmaTel HD Audio Codecs(Driver).Looked driver up and found a Windows 7 driver that installed and works.
And the Dell Integrated Webcam Driver and Software,Which was the Vista Driver and Software which worked fine.
Just wanted to share this information in case someone needs help on this old laptop.

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Recently, i set up a new window 7 for my dell inspiron 14R n 4010 laptop, installation completed well. Now my webcam is not working. I can't find webcam driver..and software.I tried to search over net. but nothing is helpful.
where can i download it ? help me, pls.

Answer:Integrated webcam driver missing for dell inspiron 14R


Originally Posted by wnz2107

Recently, i set up a new window 7 for my dell inspiron 14R n 4010 laptop, installation completed well. Now my webcam is not working. I can't find webcam driver..and software.I tried to search over net. but nothing is helpful.
where can i download it ? help me, pls.

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I'm running windows 10.  The touchpad on my new Dell laptop has ceased to function.  There is no touchpad tab in the Mouse Advanced Settings Options.  I've downloaded the touchpad driver.  There is no Fn key associated with the touchpad.  Anyone know how I can get this working?  It worked when I first purchased the laptop one month ago.

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I have been reading for about 2 hours on your site and I haven't found an answer to my problem, so here goes...

I have a Dell 600M Inspiron, which strangely when I turn it on it says it is a D600 Series Latitude. Well anyway, I recently opened it up and cleaned the fan because it was running hot and it has happened before so I cleaned out all the dust and put it back together. I turned it on and it acted like it was going to boot up, then it went to the "Windows did not start successfully" screen. I have tried to start it up in every mode, safe, safe with networking, Last good config, and start normally and it again acts like it wants to start up then goes back to the "Windows did not start successfully" screen again. Today I tried it about 12 times and I did get another screen that says "A disk read error occurred, Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart" and when I did that it went back to the "Windows did not" you know the one. Anyway, I did the F2 button on restart and I checked the screens, it says my Service Tag and Asset Tag are Not Installed.

Here are the specs on my laptop, let me know if you need to know about any other specs I didnít include.
Pentium M 2.00 GHz/600MHz
CPU speed 2.00GHz
Level 2 Cache 2048KB
System Memory 512MB @ 266MHz
Video Controller ATI Radeon 9000
Video Memory 32MB
Primary HD 60GB
BIOS Version A16

Thank you in advance for your time.
Patiently waiting your response,

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I'm trying to dual boot Vista and XP (Vista pre-installed), I know how to do it and all. But when I am up to the point of choosing the partition it only sees partition C (which has Vista on it). I have 2 other partitions and 14GB unallocated space. I have a 500GB Hitachi HDT725050VLA360 ATA

Hoping somebody can help me

Answer:Missing driver when installing XP Home SP1 on Dell Inspiron 530

Yes thats what it will do... Your running Vista first and trying to install XP... While your in Vista download Partition software to create a new Partition.... once thats done install xp on the new one.... you''ll be good to go.

Heres a 30 day safe trail of Partition Logic software.

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my computer crashed and i had to reinstall Windows XP. when i did that, my ethernet driver was missing. i have looked on the Dell website, but im not sure what i need exactly!

PLEASE HELP!:confused

Answer:missing ethernet driver dell inspiron 6000 windows xp
That is the link for the wired ethernet driver. If you need the wifi driver, you'll need to run a system info tool like Unknown Devices or Everest, then attach the reports generated by the programs. That way we can see exactly which drivers you need; the Inspiron 6000 was several configurations and different options for the wifi adapter and we want to be sure to get the right one. While we're at it, you should take a look at your device manager and make sure there's no other question marks ? or exclamation points ! or red Xs.....

Unknown Devices (a standalone program; does not require installation)
Everest Free Edition

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Ok had to reload win xp on this laptop only thing not working is the wifi I saw the earlier post someone had and ran the msinfo32 and got this Network Controller PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4318&SUBSYS_50101468&REV_02\4&39A85202&0&18F0 the drivers for this device are not installed can someone please help me find this missing driver I have been looking for 3 days now

Answer:Dell Inspiron 8600 network controller driver missing

So are there any techs on this site that can help been about 5 days since my post and nothing... really need help please

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working on my motherinlaw's dell inspiron. won't boot. comes up with "windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
you can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD_ROM.
Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair."

i've tried going into safe mode and all of the f8 options, with no success. have also tried an external drive and the internal drive reinstalling windows, also no joy. any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:dell inspiron boot issue missing or corrupt file

wdchip said:

have also tried an external drive and the internal drive reinstalling windows, also no joy.Click to expand...

I am sorry, but I do not understand what you mean by the above.

If you were to google "c_437.nls", you would come up with a number of entries, all pretty much reporting the same fix using an XP installation CD, namely:

copy (your cd drive)\I386\C_437.NLS c:\windows\system32

I include a link to one such site:

The following link suggests a couple of other options for you to try if you wish:

I do not know whether the file is a different version depending on the Service Pack level of the system and the CD that you use, so perhaps once you get the system up and running again, you may wish to check this out/replace the file with one from the ServicePackFiles. I think that it would not matter that the CD you use is not the one used to initially set up the Dell Inspiron.

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I have a Dell Inspiron that won't start. It says it is missing its operating system.

Using the Windows 7 DVD that came with the machine I went through the repair Windows procedure 3 times. The first time it searched for restore points of which there are none because the machine has Rollback Rx installed instead. It then restarted with no change. I went through the same process but this time it said it had repaired Windows however; restarting gave me the same missing OS message. On the 3rd attempt it displayed the restored OS as being on D:\. I ran the diagnostic tool and it said no errors were found. Restarting gave the same error.

How can I get the machine to boot from D:\ or move the OS back to C:\ please?

Answer:Dell Inspiron won't start. Missing operating system error

How did that happened? Did you format your hard drive or something? How many drives do you have maybe its installed on another one.

If all else fails the only thing left to do is to do a system recovery or factory restore, if you are looking for a clean start then follow this guide: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Hi guys.
I have the Dell Inspiron N7110. Used the data safe app in windows to do the factory restore. It finished fine. Restarts and says bootmgr missing. I know what this means. But don't have discs nor any f key option to get into any recovery mode etc. I've already req dell send the factory recover discs.

I don't see how their own app broke this.

Answer:Dell Inspiron N7110 factory restore bootmgr missing

Quote: Originally Posted by buggs1a

Hi guys.
I have the Dell Inspiron N7110. Used the data safe app in windows to do the factory restore. It finished fine. Restarts and says bootmgr missing. I know what this means. But don't have discs nor any f key option to get into any recovery mode etc. I've already req dell send the factory recover discs.

I don't see how their own app broke this.

Hi buggs1a,

Welcome to Seven forums.

I apologize for all the inconvenience this issue has caused and promise you that I will do my best to resolve this issue to your satisfaction.

Dell Datasafe software should not have caused this issue. If you have made a backup on a external drive or CD and if it is still in the system make sure that you remove them and restart the system.

There is a different way to do a factory restore for the system based on Windows 7. Please check the link below which explains the same:

If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us.

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Hi, I'm trying to do a factory restore on an Inspiron N5050, and the F8 menu does not have the 'Repair Your Computer' option, nor other expected items, such as last known good config. All it shows is the 3 safe mode options, and the boot windows normally option.

Dell's F12 menu is also missing an option to repair/restore.

I can boot the laptop to normal windows 7, but it's a black screen with a movable cursor. I get the same thing in Safe Mode, black screen, cursor.

I'm trying to figure out why the F8 menu is so limited. I can boot a Hiren's CD and get to a Mini XP desktop from there, and it works fine (no black screen).

Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Dell Inspiron n5050, missing options in F8 boot menu

Do you have a Restore disk, or image??

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Machine approaching three years old and not continually used. A couple of weeks ago, it started missing characters when typing or it will type two characters and then highlight them so when you type again the first two characters are gone. Does this on both the on screen and laptop keyboard. Tried an external keyboard and it too acted the same way.
Here's what I've done - run diagnostics (no issues), downloaded and installed most recent BIOS, chipset, video and all other drivers. Have also in Device Manager deleted keyboards and rebooted with no change. All Windows 10 updates are installed.
Most of the time I have it plugged in and charge set to only charge when battery is approaching low.
Have not removed the battery and keeping it as a last option.
Any ideas?

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I did that unknown device thing you suggested a to the other guy and this is what came up, Please help.... This is my girlfriends laptop, she got the bluescreen of death and I re-installed windows xp but she didn't have the recovery disc.

Multimedia Audio Controller
*** Note: AC'97 Detection is unreliable
Dell Computer Corp
Intel Corporation 82801FB (ICH6) AC'97 Audio Controller
Network Controller
Broadcom Corp BCM4309 802.11a/b/g
Dell Computer Corp
PCI Device
Dell Computer Corp
Ricoh Co Ltd SD Bus Host Adapter
PCI Modem
*** Note: AC'97 Detection is unreliable
Conexant Systems
Intel Corporation 82801FB (ICH6) AC'97 Modem Controller
SM Bus Controller
Dell Computer Corp
Intel Corporation 82801FB (ICH6) SMBus Controller
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller
Dell Computer Corp
Intel Corporation 82801FB (ICH6) USB 2.0 EHCI Controller
Video Controller
Dell Computer Corp
Intel Corporation 82915GM/GMS,82910GML Mobile Express Family Graphics Controller (??)
Video Controller (VGA Compatible)
Dell Computer Corp
Intel Corporation 82915GM/GMS, 82910GML Integrated Graphics Device

Answer:missing ethernet driver dell inspiron 6000 windows xp


Just have to double check that the laptop in question is the same one in the old post you tagged onto in a Dell Inspiron 6000? if its not the same model please let us know what model it is?

Will need the BSOD message if its still happening in full to know where the issue is coming from?
Can you boot into Safe Mode (F8 at boot) and the laptop works ok or same BSOD?

Or if no BSOD then try the following and install the Chipsert from HERE, and reboot, then install the Network driver from HERE

Then look in Device Manager for yellow ! marks and name them.

The full driver list for that Laptop is HERE

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Hi all,

I installed a new hard drive into my Dell Inspiron 6000, installed WinXP Pro SP2 and installed drivers.

I am having the same problem with my Network Controller. Only I have installed all the drivers and still see the yellow exclamation point for the network controller.

And for some reason my video controller is also having issues.

Network Adapter: Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller

Things I have tried:
1) Reinstalling the driver and letting it "repair" the installation. - No Luck

2) Opened Device Manager >> Network adapters >> right clicked the Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller >> selected Properties. It says the device is installed and running fine. - No luck

3) Repairing the Local Area Connection (right click >> Repair) and get an error message (see below). I have disabled and enabled it then tried repairing. - No luck

4) Installed the Broadcom Advanced Control Suite which still doesn't help.

Everest Info and Screen Shots:

My device manager:

Error message when I try to repair the Local Area Connection:

Everest Info Attached To Post:
The report text file exceed the forum's allowable file size so I zipped and attached.

Thanks for any an all help!


Answer:Missing ethernet driver dell inspiron 6000 windows xp


I installed a new hard drive into my Dell Inspiron 6000, installed WinXP Pro SP2 and installed drivers.

I am having the same problem with my Network Controller.Click to expand...

Where you having Network issues before the installation of the new HDD and Windows? just wondering if its hardware failure.

Did you install the Intel Chipset driver first before the other drivers? if you didnt or I woudl also do it again, is to download the chipset driver and install then reboot and try your network drivers again, but this time if you have antivirus running then disable it.

Did you download the Broadcom utility or driver? just checking.

Also enter your BIOS and check your settings for network/ethernet being disabled, if in the BIOS menus it also gives an option to reset then do so as at times new hardware can cause the information in the bios to go funky, then recheck and make sure all bios settings are connrect then save and exit bios. Then try and install your Network drivers.

Dell Inspiron 6000 drivers HERE

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I'm missing the "local area connection" for a Dell Inspiron 1300 laptop. Hence, I cannot seem to connect to the net.

Anybody got any solutions?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Local area connection missing, Dell Inspiron 1300

Is your wireless working? Go under your BIOS and see if the WiFi is enabled or functioning. Download any BIOS updates, WiFi drivers update an etc.. If all is done and you still have the issue. Buy USB WiFi NIC Dongle and test that and see if you can get LAN or WAN connection.

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Hibernate missing after reinstall of XP, Dell Inspiron 1200


Just had a great experience with TSF solving a nasty virus situation with aplomb, thought I might try addressing another nagging issue.

About a year ago, I wiped and reinstalled XP from the disks. No big deal, I just wanted a leaner version of the prog on my tiny HD. (at the time, I've since upgraded) Which actually worked great. However, when I tried to use Hibernate, I got an error message ("not supported") and after a little searching realized it was probably a Dell thing, not a Windows thing, (Hibernate) or so it seems, and wasn't on the disks. The only problem is, I don't know where/how t get it back now.

Any ideas?


PS: I did already go to Power Options to enable hibernate. It's not even there as an option. I mean, the software that makes hibernate happen is completely missing, does not exist, is not present, on my machine.

I know.


Anyone?... Anyone?...

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Hello there, After upgrading to Windows 8.1 i sadly found out that the MaxxAudio software is missing from my computer, is there any way to get it back? I've had it on my PC before the upgrade and i want to use it again.
Thanks in advance,-Asaf

Answer:Dell Inspiron 5521 Waves MaxxAudio driver missing

Hello. MaxxAudio is included in the Realtek audio driver package. Download and install this Realtek audio driver which is for the Inspiron 5521 model with Win 8.1.
If that doesn't work there is no other way -- no separate download for MaxxAudio.

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I purchased a Dell Inspiron 2330 from a pawn shop - previous owner installed win 7 Ultimate 64-bit (replacing win 8). I got the activation code and downloaded a good copy of win 7 Ult 64-bit (from MS site) to do a fresh install to delete all his stuff !! Big mistake Cannot connect to internet. Multiple drivers out. Found a LAN driver to correct Ethernet driver but still unable to connect. Not very good at OS level diags (more of a "know just enough to be dangerous" type) Any help is appreciated. Have a laptop connected so can download and load via stick. I entered as much info as I could garner in the "System Specs" page of my profile. Thanks.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 2330 reverted back to win 7 - missing drivers

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Go to the Device Manager click on Networking select the missing Driver device .. Right click select Property's/Details Tab .. There will be a Hardware ID there search google for the ID that will tell you which Driver you need .. A list of Drivers for your Computer is in the Link below ...

Product Support | Dell US

You should then run Windows Updates it should find most of your Drivers ..

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I got a free delll inspiron 6000 laptop. it wouldnt load the os after a virus scan was done. didnt have original cd soo reloaded copy of xp pro never used before onto machin in attempt to repair. repair wouyld not work soo i reformatted the machine and installed new copy of xp pro. Since i reformatted and reinstalled i can no longer get my wireless card to show i check device manager not sure what to look for or what driver to update. maby its not even a driver issue . Please help . any ideas appreciated

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Dell Inspiron 6000 wireless
I got a free delll inspiron 6000 laptop. it wouldnt load the os after a virus scan was done. didnt have original cd soo reloaded copy of xp pro never used before onto machin in attempt to repair. repair wouyld not work soo i reformatted the machine and installed new copy of xp pro. Since i reformatted and reinstalled i can no longer get my wireless card to show i check device manager not sure what to look for or what driver to update. maby its not even a driver issue . Please help . any ideas appreciated

Answer:Dell Inspiron 6000 wireless

you need to go onto the dell website and download all the drivers for the laptop

on the laptop will be a tag number
use this in the dell website and it will take you to all the drivers for that machine

in device manager I suspect you have a lot of yellow ? - these are the items with missing drivers

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Does this Dell laptop have an on/off switch for the wireless modem? If so where would I find it?
Thank you

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Can't get wireless card to work or to connect LAN line works. Light doesnt even come on when wirless is turned on. can't find any of the schools wireless networks while others in class can. Please Help!!!! any driver sites or some other solution.

Answer:Dell inspiron b130 wireless help

Check you device manager and see if there are any wireless network devices that need drivers (or if there are any detected at all)

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Received message "Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Software was unable to detect a supported wireless adapter"

I recently restored my computer but for some reason my wireless adapter disappeared. Please help!

Answer:Dell Inspiron-wireless adapter help

p.s. cannot find wireless adapter in device manager

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i have new router 300n sitecom x3 300mbps i connected all my laptops but the Dell White Slimed Inspiron Mini Nickelodeon Edition i couldn't connect it says ( network security key mismatch) and im sure its the right one ... really i need hellp here

Mr: terrynet

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i have a friend who has a Dell Inspiron 8000. I can't figure out where to put a wireless card. I do not see any slots for it. Does anyone know if a wireless card can be used with this model? I don't think it had built in wireless. Seemed to old for that.

Thanks for your help

Answer:Dell Inspiron 8000 Can it be wireless?

According to the specs of that Inspiron, it has two PC card slots on the side of the case....somewhere usually on the right side toward the back of the computer. And no, it's not wireless built in.

It could use a PCMCIA wireless card.

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Hello Tech Support Guy! I just purchased an dell mini inspiron and am having the worst time trying to complete school assignments on it, and thus am in desperate need of help to figure out how to get my laptop up and running with internet access. I'm not very computer saavy, though I've apparently found the right place to come for help with all things computer! Thanks in advance!

Answer:wireless internet for dell inspiron

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Hey all!
I have a fairly new Dell Inspirson 1545 and until now it was working fine. My wireless internet is now not working. It finds the network fine but then says that it cannot connect. It also will not troubleshoot. The adapter is on correctly and I know it is not the wireless router because other laptops in the house are using the same wireless. When hooked up wired through an Ethernet cable it works fine...
Anyone know what's up?

Answer:Wireless help! Dell Inspiron 1545

Make sure that you have not inadvertantly turned off the wireless switch. You can also disable TCP/IPv6 in your adapter properies.

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I have a Dell inspiron 2200 which has had the hard drive formated. It is running Win XP pro.I have logged the service tag no from the base of the unit onto the dell website and downoaded and installed the drivers for the built in wireless card. (Dell Wireless 1370 WLAN Mini-PCI Card) The four bar indicator is in the toolbar and is switched on by FN+ F2 (the only difference i can see to prior the format is these bars are blue when they were green before.) The laptop is set as a static ip adress in the router and the mac adress of the card has been added to the wireless management tab of the router. The laptop balloon pops up saying that networks are available to connect to but none are showing when you click the icon. the router is working fine as my acer is conected to it now while im tyoing this. Am I missing something obvious??

Answer:Dell inspiron Wireless problem

Run the wireless network connection wizard in control panel.

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Hey, I have a inspiron 1720 that i reinstalled vista home premium (64bit) on. I have all the drivers but one. I was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction to find it. it for the base system device. i have already downloaded the chipset for the system and this didnt solve the problem. I also tried downloading the richo version chipset and this didnt work either. so if someone has any idea where i can find the right driver i would be greatly appreciative. thanks cory

Answer:dell Inspiron 1720 base system device driver missing

I have the same problem.  I'll post if I find a solution

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 I am having problems with my laptop with windows vista, can someone please help me out?  A couple days ago I had comcast install high speed internet with my modem and router, and my computer detected the network (along with other networks) and connected just fine.  The next day I accidently left my computer unplugged and the battery ran out. Since then the computer will not detect any wireless networks.  If I physically plug it in with ethernet it works fine, and I have other devices that connect to my wireless network.  I have tried disabling and enabling the wireless adapter under networks and sharing, but this did not work.  I have also tried to download the wireless driver again, but I'm not sure if I am doing it right (do I need to delete the previous driver? and how?).  I have also tried reseting the modem, router, and computer.  Any ideas? Please help.

Answer:Dell Inspiron not detecting wireless networks

Hi, My name is Savinder and I work for the Social Media and Community Team at Dell.
In addition to the resolution provided by Madhur Bung, you can also try enabling wireless network by pressing Fn+F2.
if it doesn't resolve the issue then try to run a Microsoft fix it.

Hope that would resolve your issueThanks,Dell - Savinder S

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Hope someone can help with this one because Dell can't. My laptop has a wireless card. I have a Hawking Wireless 54g High Speed G Router HWR54g, this is connected to a D Link DSL 504 router.

My problem is that I can only get wireless connectivity whilst I am in my own home. As soon as I take the laptop out of the house, although the internet says its connected to any unsecured network, the web pages are "not available".

This defeats the object of having a wireless laptop. As I am a total novice could someone shed some light on this one as I am going away soon and want to take the laptop with me.

The wireless card has been replaced by Dell but that has made no difference.

Thanks for looking.

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Hello. I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop that will not connect to wireless. I am sitting right beside my wireless modem and the laptop is showing my modem in the available networks with a full signal. My modem is set to WPA with an encrypted password. I have the connection info the same on the laptop to connect. I have also tried setting the modem to "Open" with no password, and still I cannot connect. Here are my IPCONFIG/ALL results and a screenshot of my network adapters from the device manager. Thank you in advance.
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Thena-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . :

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-3B-63-5C-FD
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controlle
Physical Address. . . . ... Read more

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1720 Won't Connect to Wireless

Here is the screenshot from the network adapters in the device manager.

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Hey guys, this is my son's pc, wireless net worked fine all these years but now works intermittently, I uninstalled the driver and tried reinstalling but I am getting what is showing in the attached screenshot which is "No compatible hardware found", any ideas please?

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Answer:Dell Inspiron 530 wireless network problem

Is the Wireless Card showing up in Device Manager?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 530 desktop computer. We had it hooked up to wireless all most a year ago. Then we hooked it up via Ethernet cable. After a move, I am trying to hook it up via wireless. (Our cable hookup is two rooms over) The computer doesn't detect a wireless card. We bought the computer with an Internal PCI 802.11g wireless network card, Full Height. The antenna is hooked up into the back of the computer. I bought a 50" Ethernet cable to hook up the computer to download current drivers. After downloading the drivers from Dell, I still cannot find the wireless card on the computer. In device manager under network adapters I only show Intel(R) 82562V-2 10/100 Network Connection. I tried to see if the wireless was turned on, but the only thing I find on the internet about turning it on is to press (Fn) and (F2) together. My keyboard does not have a function button. Also, I am hooked up wirelessly right now on my laptop. The wireless signal is strong. Any help would be great! Thanks!

Answer:Dell Inspiron 530 can't pick up wireless card

Well, if you don't see the wireless card either under Network adapters or perhaps Other Devices with an error, it's not being sensed by the BIOS POST.

Have you reseated the wireless card?

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I have a HP Pavilion a1520n media center desktop PC bought new in Sep. 06 & a Dell Inspiron 1100 I bought about 6 years ago. I am trying to install the Linksys wireless on the Dell. I have ran the CD on the Dell first, & it failed to work, then the HP & it also failed to work. I need help installing it on the Dell so I can have wireless for my home network. All help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, papadee

Answer:Linksys Wireless G for Dell Inspiron 1100

I am guessing that the "CD" is the installation disk that came with the "Linksys wireless"? What is the "Linksys wireless"...a plug in card, a USB plug in...what?

It "failed to work" on both systems. In what way? What error msgs?

Have you checked the Linksys website to see if you can down load the necessary drivers?

Are you running XP?

Did you try to let XP install the device on its own?

Please try to be less vague about the makes it hard to know what is really going on!

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This is the second time I have run into a wireless router that I cannot connect to on my Inspiron 1750. The wireless router is cisco E2000. I have the security key and I am unable to connect on my laptop. I was walked through this once before about a year ago by Dell, but don't remember exactly what I need to do. I would appreciate any assistance that you can.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1750 Wireless Issues

Are you able to successfully connect by ethernet? By wireless with encryption disabled?

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I have problem with my laptop that i am working with external monitor, external keyboard and mouse due to some problems.

I can't enable my wireless because fn button didn't work on external keyboard therefore my wireless didn't work and can't use it with some program like connectify me hotspot , virtual router

i make some steps but still problem

-Update windows

-Use on screen keyboard

-Install a lot of driver

i need help pls


Answer:Dell inspiron 1545 Wireless disabled

Button is deactivate

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Hi all,We have a wireless router at home (Virgin Media cable, 20MB: capable of 54MB) and the main PC is our home-based desktop.I have an old laptop at work, which I'd like to take home and connect to our network but it's not wi-fi enabled. So, I'd like advice on the best dongle please.The laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1150 running Windows XP (professional I believe). It has two USB ports (not sure if they're USB 2 though) and a PCMCIA slot.A reasonably priced adaptor is what I'm looking for and preferably from somewhere accessible from where I am; i.e Maplin.Many thanks in advance.

Answer:Wireless dongle for dell inspiron 1150

Look at using a PCMCIA card seeing that there is only 2 USB portsD-Link Wireless 54Mbps PC Cardclick hereOr choose from these click here=|c:305|&Sort=1

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I have this notebook & I can't access my wireless networking.
here are more details:
This thing has an internal wireless device, right?
when I turn it on on keyboard (Fn + F2), bluetooth works, but no wireless adapter
when it's turned on, I go to network & sharing settings, on the left side, there is no sign of wireless sth like "manage wireless networks"...!!!
I've tried 5 type of drivers, all 4 this notebook.
please help, I'll be thankful, If you DO!
In addition, my OS is win 7 ultimate x64 & I'd been using wireless before the last change of OS from x86 to x64... is it the problem?

Answer:Wireless problem, Dell Inspiron N5110

Somebody Please ANSWER ME!!!!!!

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Purchased a NETGEAR router - all hooked up and working. Have an old Dell Inspiron 1560 and cannot connect. "wireless network connection is not connected" wireless network unavailable. stayed on phone with NETGEAR for 1.5 hours - guy finially gave up and I contacted Dell - of course, they were more than happy to help me for a charge of 127.00. I am not very techie, but I can follow directions - need someone with patience to help me - there gotta be just one little thing blocking this communication.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1560 wireless problem

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Hope someone out there might be able to help....

I have a Dell Inspiron 530s desktop and I'm trying to get it onto our Tiscali wireless connection. The connection works fine as I already have a laptop hooked up to it.

I've followed all the instructions that came with the installation disc with Tiscali and everything appears to be set up correctly, but it isn't managing to find any wireless networks (there are a number in our building so it should be finding several). The laptop works in the same room so it shouldn't be out of range.

When you go to the network connections screen, its status is listed as enabled, but it has a red cross by it. I managed to very briefly get it working when I connected it directly via the ethernet cable and then the connection survived when I unplugged it and the router sat right next to it, but then as soon as I set it back up in the room next door again and it died (difficult to have it permanently set up in the same room as it involves training wires everywhere.)

Any ideas would be much appreciated.

Answer:Can't get dell inspiron to find wireless network

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just this week i encounter the same problem with 2 laptop (both Dell Inspiron 6400). i did reformat to both (but not at the same time). the first one, after windows installation, i immediately install the chipset driver. then right after system restart, i install the wireless driver and was able to connect my wireless router. everything works fine. then i continue to install the bluetooth driver. but after system restart, my wireless connection has been disconnected. i tried to view wireless networks and refresh several times, but it will just gave me a message that "unable to find wireless networks.......". one thing i've noticed is that the light indicator for wireless cannot be "on". i tried to turn off and on the switch but it's still the same (led - off state). also i tried to trigger with the hotkey and nothing happened...

i might be wrong, but it seems that the bluetooth had cause the trouble, 'coz i did the same process for the other laptop. i was able to surf the net for almost 1 hour and after that i decided to install the bluetooth.again, right after system restart ---wireless disconnected.

i'll appreciate anyone who will give clarifications....

Answer:Solved: Another Dell Inspiron Wireless Problem

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Note: You will need to post complete details of your configuration and your specific issue in this new thread for us to help you.

Thanks for your cooperation.

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Im reformatting for a friend, or rather, finishing what someone else started. I have the entire system online with the exception of TWO components, one of which is the wifi card. None of the Dell drivers work and I do not know what actual card is in the system.

Here is what's missing according to the device manager:

Network controller (wireless card I assume)
SM Bus Controller
I have downloaded all the "recommended" drivers according to the dell support system, to no avail. Im curious if anyone else has ever run into this? I have never had this kind of issue. Either windows upate finds it or the driver is available.

Thanks in advance,


Answer:Dell Inspiron 14z wireless card driver?

Hi Chaz ... What is the exact Model Number of the Laptop ? ...
Did you Install the Chipset Driver from the Dell Website ? ...
Select the Network controller right click select Property's ...
Under the Details Tab please Post any Information you see there ...

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Okay guys, i have been to many different forums and no one can find an answer for me. I recently deleted all partitions on my laptop and created a NFTS partition to install Windows xp media center on (the cd that originally came with the computer.) Before i did this, everything was working perfectly. Now, my wireless card will not pick up signals. When i turn on the wifi by pressing fn+f2 it says the wireless is on but the light does not light up next to the bluetooth (the bluetooth turns on and off properly when i press fn+f2. I believe that all necessary drivers have been installed and in the correct order. There isn't even a connnection in the network connections.

This is getting extremely fustrated because i have done this process many times on other computers, but i can't get this to work.

Any help would be greatley appreciated, thank you!

Answer:Dell inspiron E1405 wireless card

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My laptop will no longer conect to my wireles which it did 2 days ago--I have not downloaded anything but the wire less says that the signal is strong but it doesnt recognize the wireless. I ran spybot--and it found 21 problems but said that I was not the administrator of my own computer so i could not get rid of viruses and malware (How do I make sure I am the administrator--I know I set it up that way?) Also when i plug directly into cable without wireless it works great and my ipod works with the router so I know it's not broken. any help is appreciated thanks -chris
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:06:47 PM, on 8/14/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18226)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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Answer:Dell Inspiron 1545 will not connect to wireless--Please Help

The entire middle section of your log is missing.

You need to get rid of HiJackThis 2.0.2 and then replace it with HiJackThis 2.0.4 and then submit a new entire log.

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Dear Friends,

Good afternoon.

I'm facing difficulty in setting up wireless connection for my Dell Inspiron 1545. My Devices are managed as follows:

Under Network adapter:

-Marvell Yukun Fast Ethernet Controller
-Microsoft ISATAP adapter (Caution Sign with Yellow mark)
-Microsoft ISATAP Adapter # 2 (Caution Sign with Yellow mark)

Other Device:
- Network controller (Caution Sign with Yellow mark)

I don't know, what to do..

Is there anybody who can help me out?

Thank you

Answer:My Dell Inspiron 1545 is not connecting to wireless--Please Help

i suspect you need the wireless driver
so connect to a router with a cable so you have internet

on the laptop will be a service tag number

then goto the dell support site

enter the tag number or choose from the options on the right

and then download the wireless driver

if you want to know what type of wireless adapter you have

then for the device labeled
Other Device:
- Network controller (Caution Sign with Yellow mark)Click to expand...

do this
How to identify hardware in Device Manager

right click on the device with a yellow!

from the menu choose
Click on the Details Tab
Under the Property - drop down
Select hardware ids
Right click and select all
Then right click again and select copy
Copy and paste that information here

You should see a code similar to this


The portion of the code highlighted in RED is the Vendor ID and the portion highlighted in GREEN is the Device ID. In this example:


Vendor ID = 8086
Device ID = 008A

The Hardware ID's. VEN & DEV. Look them up here.

and data base tells us that the device
Vendor is Intel Corporation
Device is Intel Centrino Wireless-N1030 ... Read more

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I have Windows XP Home - Dell Laptop Inspiron 2500. Currently I am using high speed cable through Brighthouse/Earthlink. I want to go wireless and they told me that it will cost an additional $7.95 per month on top of the $45+ I am paying now for high speed. That's rediculous. I thought if you went wireless it would be less expensive. Any suggestions on a less expensive way to go?

I have downloaded SP2 and there is a new icon in my control panel saying wireless network connection. How can I determine if I have the card in my laptop that will allow me to connect wireless? Do I have the capability to even do this?

Thank you.


Answer:Wireless Networking for Dell Inspiron 2500

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Can anyone tell me what modem drivers I need to get this wright,I am getting ;Cannot load the dll CnxtSdk.dll.The application failed to initialize properly(0xc0000142) Click on OK to terminate the application.I have viewed fixes and still not sure, Fix is saying to uninstall ;How to Fix Cnxtsdk.dll Error 1. To fix cnxtsdk.dll errors, go to Start. 2. Next, go to Control Panel. 3. In Add Remove Programs, remove the following: * Dell Modem On Hold * Dell Digital Line DetectThis should fix the problem.If you are experiencing any problems uninstalling software, you can also use an uninstaller utility to help you with the process. Perfect Uninstaller is a good tool to use for uninstalling stubborn applications that Windows Add Remove Programs can?t remove.I am not sure of this and would like to get the right modem this time the modem installed is a conextant D110 MDC V. 92Device type PC\VEN_8086&DEV_266D&SUBSYS_542314F1*REV_03\3&61AAA01I know that the owner DL modem config.and has installed per A/RBroadcom 440x 10\100 Integrated ControllerBroadcom Management Program 2Conextant D110 MDC v.92 ModemDell True Mobile 1180 Internal 802.11b Mini PCI CardDigital Line detectTrueMobile 1150 Client ManagerDELL Modem HoldHow to fix this ?In Device ManagerYellow ? marks forNetwork ControllerPCI DeviceThese drivers or at least one can not be functional or loaded until the system is upgraded from SP1, need to go on line for upgrade fr... Read more

Answer:DELL Inspiron 9300 Wireless - Modem

If the drivers you downloaded came from the Dell site that you have shown me in your screen shots. And you entered the right service tag to get to those drivers then they are the right ones.The problem lies in the current SP installed for Windows. I provided a link to download SP3 from Microsoft that can then be transferred to the machine in the same manner you are doing the drivers. This should clear up all the problems.

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I have had tremendous problems with computer ended up having to reinstall the operating system ( XP) now cant connect wirelessly.......I am thinking probably cos I haven't got the driver installed for the wireless card.......but then again i havent a clue what wirteless card is in the thing ( though I know there is one)....any advice please

Answer:dell inspiron 2200 wireless card

right - I have got the driver installed now and got it sorted..not quite sure how but got there

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Can I use a:

Zonet 54Mbps 802.11g USB 2.0 Wireless Adapter (

on a Dell Inspiron 3000 notebook computer running windows 98?

Thanks! (There is a USB on the back...but are they all the same?)

Answer:Dell inspiron 3000 too old for a USB wireless adapter?


I think it probably has usb 1.1. It should still work, it should have a windows 98 driver to help the computer recognize it. Usb 1.1 isn't as fast, so it probably won't be able to connect at 54mbps. Usb 1.1 transfers at 12mbps so that would be the max speed probably. Usb 2.0 is 480mbps, much faster.

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i have a dell inspiron 1545... after sometime.. my wireless lan could not connect to a network.. wireless network.. i mean.. and if i do connect.. it disconnects after a while maybe 5 - 10 minutes... and it gets me frustrated.. i tried uninstalling it and install it once again. nothing works... i tried updating it.. its already up to dte.. i also tried using one of the advanced settings.. in its properties... but no luck at all... i can join connect to a wireless internet connection with ease.. but i have problem joining in a wireless connection from another computer.. plss help me with my problem.. thank you.....

i have a dell inspiron 1545
windows 7
pentium dual core gpu
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64 bit

Answer:problem with wireless lan on dell inspiron 1545

You should first make sure you have all the Windows updates for your system installed.
1. Change the channel in the router.
2. Take the router defaults and make ONE change. Use WPA security.

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Hello everyone,I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 which is unable to connect to wireless networks. I installed the wireless driver (using driver CD) but it didn't work. I also downloaded its driver for windows XP from Dell website but it didn't work too. It is unable to find any wireless network. could you please help me how to fix it. My operating system is windows XP.Thanks

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525 Wireless Driver

Did you turned on the wireless switch for the laptop to start detecting wireless network? Look on the right-side panel beside the USB port connectors.

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After reinstalling windows and all drivers for my computer, windows does not seem to be ableto find my wireless card. In control panel the wireless icon shows up but nothing happens when you double click it. The wireless card does not appear in device manager. PLEASE HELP

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Just wondering if anyone can give me any advice on how to get my wireless 1397 WLAN mini-card to enable on my network connections screen? About a month ago I pressed the f2 and fn key together to turn off my wireless and it seems to have done something as when u try to turn it on the same way it doesn't do anything? Also when I highlight the wireless network connection mini card in the network connections screen it says it disabled, I click enable this network device and the screen pops up to say its enabled yet when that screen disappears the connection is still greyed out and says disabled.
When I ask Ask my computer to diagnose the problem
It says there may be a problem with the drivers. I've uninstalled the drivers and downloaded them from the dell website and installed them
Again , still not working !!
I'm confused as everyone keeps saying on this forum to just press f2 and fn but it's not working , I would be grateful if someone could give me any advice to try and fix my problem before it sends me crazy !
Many thanks in advance

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1545 not enabling wireless adapter, can anyone help?

Quote: Originally Posted by kellkelly

Just wondering if anyone can give me any advice on how to get my wireless 1397 WLAN mini-card to enable on my network connections screen? About a month ago I pressed the f2 and fn key together to turn off my wireless and it seems to have done something as when u try to turn it on the same way it doesn't do anything? Also when I highlight the wireless network connection mini card in the network connections screen it says it disabled, I click enable this network device and the screen pops up to say its enabled yet when that screen disappears the connection is still greyed out and says disabled.
When I ask Ask my computer to diagnose the problem
It says there may be a problem with the drivers. I've uninstalled the drivers and downloaded them from the dell website and installed them
Again , still not working !!
I'm confused as everyone keeps saying on this forum to just press f2 and fn but it's not working , I would be grateful if someone could give me any advice to try and fix my problem before it sends me crazy !
Many thanks in advance

I have to ask, the key combo is Fn +F2 Have you tried it in that order? (the order may be important.)

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Hello, I am using a Dell Inspiron mini netbook with factory specs (as in just out of the box no modifications to the hardware or operating system) I am running Windows XP Home edition, and I am using a TP-Link wireless 2 in one modem (router and modem combined). My roomates are not experiencing any wireless internet problems so I do not believe it is the modem/router, my wireless keeps disconnecting me constantly and I am not sure what is causing the problem.

Thank you for taking your time to read this and thanks in advance for any advice that can be given.


Answer:Dell Inspiron mini wireless connection problems

Would you post an xirrus screen shot - see below - lets see what's in the area
and also
would you do the following tests when its connected and post here and then repeat ALL the test when it disconnects and post here
{ipconfig /all}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all
-> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following in the Search box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all

A black box will appear on the screen -
rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy

then reply here and
control key + V to paste
{Ping Tests}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

Type the following command
Ping {plus the number thats shown against the default gateway shown in above ipconfig /all}
Post back the results
rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
then reply... Read more

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Someone stole my dell inspiron 1545 and i just got it back, they try to brake the password and did something to so I had to rerun the operating system and the drivers and utilities, but now I can not get the wireless to work. it is showing a x in the connect box when I diagnose it says this computer does not have a wireless network adapter installed and configured. Is there any help you can give me.

Answer:dell inspiron 1545 wireless switch location

"they try to brake the password and did something to so I had to rerun the operating system and the drivers and utilities,"So obviously you 'knew' your password? COOL!Just go to Dells site and download the wireless driversSome HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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Has your Dell laptop got a broken keyboard... can't switch on wireless adapter by pressing F2?

This bugged me for months and didn't want to buy and fit a new keyboard. Finally figured out how to alter the BIOS settings to switch on the wifi card. Note you will need a usb keyboard plugged into the laptop to do this!

Reboot the laptop and press F2 on the external keyboard to enter the setup screen
find the wireless settings in the menu
there are two options here...
set it so that the wireless adapter is enabled but NOT that it can be toggled on/off via the switch (F2)
Apply then exit
When computer reboots right-click on network icon in system tray
open network and sharing centre
click on change adapter settings
right-click on WiFi adapter
choose connect/disconnect

Now treat yourself to a doughnut... you've just fixed it!

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1545 F2 Wireless problem solved!

For some people that do not have another keyboard laying around you could follow this tutorial to make an on screen keyboard
On-Screen Keyboard Shortcut - Create
To view the F keys click on the

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I am heaving problem in my wireless connection i have a Dell Inspiron 1525 and heaving problem to connect wireless. i try all the instruction but still its not working Any body can Please .....Please him me
following is my CMD details..

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Tosabanta Padhan>cmd
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Tosabanta Padhan>ipconfig/all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Tosabanta-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-69-94-42-8F
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5127:f1c9:1633:2359%12(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . ... Read more

Answer:try all Wireless connected but no internet, dell inspiron 1525

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