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#1 Mooglebooboo

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 09:55 AM

Every time i restart computer is says error driver not installed and it displays an icon with a red x on it. I remember installing one but I don't think it was the correct one.

Everything in computer was from what is was manufactured and bought. I have a del inspirion e1505 and need to install the right wireless chip drivers. It runs windows xp. Please directme to exact link because I don't know which one to install. Here is the link: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19

If it requires me to check what kind of wireless chip, where can i check it?

Before the computer used to connect wirelessly but now it can't because i need the right drivers to be installed.

The network adapters installed are: network adapter installed under device manager:

1394 net adapter
Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller

On the laptop there is an icon that says wifi beside power button
I used to go to starbucks to use wireless on this computer. I rebooted the computer and lost the wireless features because i didn't know how to get it back.

WOuld i need a wireless usb adpater? but the drivers are not installed. I used a windows xp cd to restore the computer. The computer detects that the wireless driver is not installed though

Driver not installed picture:
http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu279/Dolittle323/nowireless.jpg

I was able to reinstall all the other drivers except the wifi card.

Wifi icon on computer:

http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu279/Dolittle323/DSC02586.jpg

The laptop itself:
http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu279/Dolittle323/DSC02587.jpg
http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu279/Dolittle323/DSC02588.jpg

Would I have to go to a computer store to fix this?

Wireless icon on taskbar:
http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu279/Dolittle323/DSC02589.jpg

Edited by Mooglebooboo, 18 May 2012 - 10:50 AM.


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Posted 18 May 2012 - 10:57 AM

Could you go to Device Manager and please click on red x that you talk about then go to Details Tab, Click under Hardware Ids and press Ctrl C (keyboard shortcut for Copy) and paste that string on your next post.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 11:21 AM

Here is the model selection page: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/DriversHome/NeedProductSelection

But I cannot see e1505 in the list.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 03:32 PM

Here is the model selection page: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/DriversHome/NeedProductSelection

But I cannot see e1505 in the list.


Please do not give link on Dell Website like that in the future :nono:
Please take some time to search, so you could provide information like this :thumbup2:
and according to this

I have a del inspirion e1505 and need to install the right wireless chip drivers. It runs windows xp. Please directme to exact link because I don't know which one to install.

That's mean OP doesn't know about the right driver that need to download so please do not make he/she more confused :bowdown:

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 01:02 AM


Here is the model selection page: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/DriversHome/NeedProductSelection

But I cannot see e1505 in the list.


Please do not give link on Dell Website like that in the future

I don't see any indication that you're a staff member and therefore I've reported your comments to a moderator for clarification.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:45 AM

 
@ abauw, It's been pointed out to me that your knowledge of English is lacking, so therefore I'll forgive your undiplomatic response.
 
@ Mooglebooboo, the link I provided shows a list of Dell machines. If you click the model which is nearest to your own, you'll see a picture of it. Could you try and identify it from those images? That way it'll make it easier to track down the model. Once I have the model, I can give you the exact link you need to download the wireless drivers.

Here is the link again: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/DriversHome/NeedProductSelection

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 10:34 AM

Everything in computer was from what is was manufactured and bought. I have a del inspirion e1505 and need to install the right wireless chip drivers. It runs windows xp. Please directme to exact link because I don't know which one to install. Here is the link: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19

But I cannot see e1505 in the list.



Here is the model selection page: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/DriversHome/NeedProductSelection

But I cannot see e1505 in the list.



Mooglebooboo had already included that link AND stated he/she could not see that model in the list in the original post. Xircal, did you overlook that? It's really important that one pays attention to EVERYTHING and in some cases click links so you don't post to try something which has already been tried.

To Mooglebooboo, I did a bit a searching and came up with this. Not sure if it is what you are looking for though. At least look at it-you may be able to determine if it is. Someone else may also be able to let you know.

http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/DriverDetails/DriverFileFormats?c=us&s=dhs&cs=19&l=en&DriverId=R129083

Under Important Information is this (someone else may also be able to tell you if you should go ahead and update to the latest FlashBIOS)

Before installing this device, be sure to update your system with the lastest FlashBIOS from http://support.dell.com.

This device should only be used on the following systems: XPS™ M1210, XPS™ M1710, XPS™ M2010, Inspiron™ E1405, Inspiron™ 640m, Inspiron™ E1505, Inspiron™ 6400, Inspiron™ E1705, Inspiron™ 9400.


Edited by Queen-Evie, 19 May 2012 - 10:35 AM.


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Posted 19 May 2012 - 11:47 AM

what do you mean by update to latest flash bios? How do I do that? If your referring to bios for e1505 I'm downloading it right now.

Edited by Mooglebooboo, 19 May 2012 - 11:58 AM.


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Posted 19 May 2012 - 11:59 AM

There might be a way for you connect wirelessly until you can find the proper drivers from Dell.

Check Windows Updates. See if there is an update available for wireless. If there is, it would be up to you whether or not to install it.

It's always better to use the manufacturer drivers but in a pinch generic Windows drivers, if available, should work.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 12:03 PM

All I know the model is Dell Inspiron e1505. I did go to the list and found my laptop I just don't know which one to download. I gave the link already. Which one is it. I already know what model it is. If you don't trust me i'll have to magically choose one from the list. That link I showed you is for dell inspiron e1505. I already search the product through clicking through the product info. SO which one do I download? Under device manager I do not have the wireless driver installed so its not there in the device manager. The only one present is the drivers I did download.

If you go under networks there is a list of wireless drivers. The only place to download drivers is this:

http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/DriversHome/?c=&s=&cs=&l=

The picture shows the model Dell Inspiron e1505. WHat model are you referring to? I don't understand. DO you mean a bar code number?

OK, I see what the problem is. You don't have an Inspiron e1505, you have an Inspiron E1505. It's particularly important to specify the model correctly because when you do a search for e1505, you don't find anything. E1505 on the other hand produces this article: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins6400/en/sm/index.htm

This takes us a bit closer to what we're looking for although for some strange reason, Dell doesn't provide the link to the drivers. However, the link I gave you before where I couldn't see an e1505 gives us a link to an Inspiron 6400.

But in your opening post, You don't say what your operating system is? If you can provide that, I can give you the direct link to the wireless drivers.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 12:05 PM

do i just put on automatic updates?

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 12:07 PM

One way to determine what wireless card is that there are clues in the labels on the bottom if you can post a picture of them.

There is a possibility that the BIOS lists it. Start Pressing F2 when the Dell Logo appears. It may be under Hardware devices or some such. It's been a while since I was in that models BIOS screens.

This link shows how to get to the wireless card. Follow these links in order

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins6400/en/sm/begin.htm#wp1421711

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins6400/en/sm/hingecvr.htm#wp1123881

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins6400/en/sm/keyboard.htm#wp1111863

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins6400/en/sm/cards.htm#wp1015787

On the keyboard you can probably get by with just folding the keyboard over against the touchpad. If you do release the connector it is delicate, do not force it.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 12:12 PM

ok. i don't want to do this i'll have a computer person do this for safety reasons or i might attempt it.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 12:21 PM

One way to determine what wireless card is that there are clues in the labels on the bottom if you can post a picture of them.

There is a possibility that the BIOS lists it. Start Pressing F2 when the Dell Logo appears. It may be under Hardware devices or some such. It's been a while since I was in that models BIOS screens.

Roger

Roger, with all due respect my friend, you need to ascertain what the OPs operating system is first i.e Windows XP or Windows Vista. Otherwise he's going to go haring off on a wild goose chase.

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When you've done that, you can point the guy to the correct download link as shown in the screenshot.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 01:37 PM

ok. i don't want to do this i'll have a computer person do this for safety reasons or i might attempt it.


I suggest you do the first two possibilities or as was asked here
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic454041.html/page__view__findpost__p__2703167

Edited by rotor123, 19 May 2012 - 01:38 PM.

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