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Dell Inspirion 1000 WLAN not working

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#1 Jeremy James

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 02:06 PM

Hey guys,

Just replaced the hard drive, and put a new OS on a Dell Inspirion 1000. I restored it from a Gateway restore CD, and have downloaded the necessary drivers (or so I think.) Anyway, this laptop has wireless, but, whenever I try to launch the Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility, nothing happens. I went to My Network Places and Network Connections, and each of them does not show the Wireless icon. If I click on "start a new wireless connection" it tries to get me to start a complete network.

There is no windows WLAN program there that I can find. It does have Service Pack 2.


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#2 garmanma


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Posted 20 May 2009 - 05:23 PM

You're going to need the wireless driver for a Dell not a Gateway
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#3 Jeremy James

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 05:46 PM

i downloaded the driver, or so I thought, from the Dell website.

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