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#1 tsloa1980


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Posted 13 June 2011 - 12:30 PM

Hi, Iv'e been looking at a laptop recently - Dell Inspiron 1501 - At one stage it was picking up all the networks and now it won't pick up any. I have done many tests which says the wireless card is functioning normally and the WIFI indicater is swiched on (Fn + F2).

I have changed it from windows vista to XP and still the problem remains. I'm suspecting it would be that the radio signal is jamming somehow but I don't understand how it could happen.

Would it be something wrong with the network card even though all tests says that it is working properly?
Or could it be something like a driver or software that could be causing the issue even though I'm after switching the Operating Systems?

I would like to know before I go and purchase a new network card everything seems to be working fine only for the radio part of it.

Thanks in advance

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 04:13 PM

If Windows recognizes the wireless card and says it's working, but you don't pickup any networks, it's probably a hardware problem that requires replacing the card.

You narrowed down the possibilities by changing operating systems. There isn't much else (if anything) it could be that I know of.
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