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Dell laptop Windows 7 wifi wont connect


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#1 kentuckynet

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:40 PM

Hello, i know a lot about the dell xps m1330 laptop, especially when it runs xp.
However i dont know much about windows 7.
I know the wifi in the laptop works, i know the laptop has no issues.
I know this because i switched my hard drive from my 1330 to this laptop which is also a dell 1330...connects and works fine.
Wifi IS turned on
In device manager the driver is ok no exclamation marks anywhere

When i try and connect with the ethernet i get identifying no network access, then it says currently connected to unidentified network, no network access! You cannot browse.

So that being said it must be in the setting with windows 7.
I uninstalled and reinstalled the wifi driver it did not make any difference.
I also tried using a ethernet connection and it would not connect either.
When i use the win 7 trubleshooter it states a network cable is not properly plugged in or may be broken.



Remeber this laptop functions fine with my hard drive in it with windows xp.


Thanks if you can help

Edited by Queen-Evie, 20 July 2012 - 08:11 PM.
moved to Networking from Win7


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#2 kentuckynet

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:52 PM

Hello out there can anyone here me?

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:09 PM

Please be patient (I know it's hard to do when you have computer issues) and wait for someone who has knowledge about your issue to help you.

Would you rather have someone who knows what he/she is talking about or someone who has no clue respond?

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 12:40 AM

Did you update any of the drivers from dell for Windows 7. What bios revision do you have?
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 01:32 AM

If after reinstalling the correct drivers linked by BC Advisor Sneakycyber would not still solve your problem, Try resetting your TCP/IP in Win 7.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 03:30 PM

thanks, did your suggestions but still no internet on etherent or wireless ??

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 03:55 PM

Lets make sure were all on the same page. You installed windows 7 on your Dell XPS m1330 and have no internet. You took the same drive from your Laptop and installed it into a similar Dell XPS m1330 and the wireless worked fine. When you reinstall your Original OS Windows XP the system works fine. Correct? Did you install or activate any of the Dell security features? Did you upgrade the BIOS?

Edited by Sneakycyber, 21 July 2012 - 03:56 PM.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 05:29 AM

Run also from the pinned topic -> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic398507.html

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:48 PM

Hi kentuckynet,

My name is Saurabh.

Please mention if you installed Windows 7 32 bit or Windows 7 64 bit operating system. The drivers for the network and wireless cards in both formats are different. I need to know the exact driver/s that you installed with Windows 7.

Also kindly go to the device manager, expand “network adapters” and attach a screenshot of the content mentioned underneath that category. Also include the option “other devices” if observed.

Thanks & Regards
Saurabh_A

Edited by Orange Blossom, 11 August 2012 - 06:51 AM.
Removed spammy content. ~ OB





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