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#1 eggy1004

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 08:39 PM

dell inspiron e1505.


my laptop had broke and it appeared the one of the ram sticks had overheated or something.


so i am currently using my latop with only one stick of memory. I do not know if it has anything to do with my wifi


but I cant seem to get connected through wifi. My wifi is lit up though.


And i am currently connected to the internet through lan so my internet is working. and wifi is working on another laptop perfectly fine.


It just continuously says "Acquiring network address"

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 08:53 AM

I don't know the inspirons as well as I know the Dell Latitudes but I guessing they have the same features. On the older Latitudes you can toggle the wireless NIC on or off by pressing Ctrl + F2. The newer Latitudes have a small switch on the left side of the notebook that turns the wireless on or off. One more thing I would make sure the power cord is plugged in with power on the notebook. Sometime the Wired NIC won't work on battery power, maybe the wireless NIC is the same way.

#3 eggy1004

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 07:51 PM

its a couple year old laptop so there is no switch.

I tried Ctrl + F2. It went on and off and there wasnt any difference

And it is pluged in to the adapter cord, its not running just on batteries

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 11:50 AM

is there anyone else who can help out?

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 01:36 PM

Did you try uninstalling the drivers for the wireless NIC...and then reinstalling same?

Have you checked Device Manager for the status of the device?

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 06:11 PM

No i havent tried uninstalling nor do i know where im supposed to.
Do i just uninstall at device manager?


I checked device manager, there seems to be no problem with my wireless, except theres an

X in 1394 Net Adapter? I dont know if this has anything to do w/wireless

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 12:27 PM

Are you able to connect to other networks? Starbucks or anything else?

You can go to support.dell.com and download drivers from there make sure you use the Dell service tag (bottom of laptop)

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/...p;fileid=233125

Try going to Start-settings-network connections- Advanced- Advanced setting - move Wireless Network connection to the top.


There might be a conflict between two programs trying to control the same Wireless card. Windows has its own and depending if the driver that was installed also installed a program to run the wireless card.
You can then go to Start-settings-control Panel- Add/Remove Program and find the driver software there uninstall- Modify- uninstall everything but the driver( the first in the list)

Edited by jorfrel, 03 June 2009 - 12:28 PM.

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 03:20 PM

I dont know what you mean by moving wirless ntconnection to the top.
there's nothing to move.
oh and the reason for the Red X in the 1394 net adapter was because I had disabled it and forgot to enable it back on. which i did.
so currently there it doesnt seem to show that any of my drivers are not working.

Edited by eggy1004, 09 June 2009 - 03:30 PM.


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Posted 09 June 2009 - 03:29 PM

i uninstalled and restarted nothing seemed to have changed =[




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