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Help Turning On My Wifi


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#1 wiz0r

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 02:54 PM

Hi, well, I had a problem yesterday. I was using my laptop like I usually do. I went to bed, and my girlfriend used my comp. Anyway, when I turned it on, the WI-FI Icon on my Dell Inspiron 9300 was turned off, and the Intel/Wireless thing had a red cross on it. When I open it, it says that the network adapter was not recognized, or something like that.

Now, my gf tells me that she didn't delete anything, and well, I don't know what happened, but even when I press Function+F2 whom is supposed to turn on my WiFi, it does NOTHING. The light never turns on, and obviously I don't have wireless access anymore.

I tried re-installing the driver, and whilst the installation was going an error pops out, and it says "NETWORK ADAPTER DRIVER IS NOT INSTALLED". I even, un-installed it, and re-installed it, and the same thing happened. God, this is so annoying. Can someone please help me? Pretty please..

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 03:21 PM

I know many at the Dell forums have had problems with the Dell utility set to manage their wireless connection and they all have switched to allowing Microsoft to manage it with more consistent performance. Might be worth a try...

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 07:31 PM

On the Dell website there should be 2 programs for your WiFi - a driver and a program for managing the connection.
Uninstall the program for managing the connection in Control Panel...Add/Remove Programs.
Then re-download and reinstall the driver.
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