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how to get wireless connection Inspiron on 1720?


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#1 mystic12

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 07:37 PM

Wired connection is working, in the DM, the "Network Controller" has the Yellow question mark,  I tried all 5 drivers here:

http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/Product/inspiron-1720

but cannot get the wireless working, I moved the wireless switch to the right, does not light up. I looked on the net for help and found this:

"First check if the Wireless Switch is turned on. The switch is on left side of the system. Then check if you are able to detect wireless networks.

If that does not work, then I suggest you uninstall and reinstall the Wireless Card driver. To uninstall, click on start, right click on My Computer, click on properties, click on device manager, click on the + symbol next to Network, right click on Dell 1502 card and click on uninstall, click ok to confirm. Once its removed, do no restart your computer, click on the below link to download and install the updated driver, and then restart your computer."

When I click on the + sign next to "Network Adapters", I am only seeing "Broadcom 440x10/100 Integrated Controller", help please?


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 10:36 AM

Sounds like the switch may be bad. Have you tried a little USB WiFi adapter? They're pretty cheap.



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 01:21 PM

Yeah, I tried basically everything with a Dell Tech this morning, it has to be either the switch or the wireless card. Yes, the USB will be the next logical option.






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