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nic "disabling" at win7 startup


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#1 wooberhead

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 05:17 AM

i get a light for the nic at boot, but as soon as win7 starts it shuts off and i have no wireless. the card shows up in the device manager, i was able to reinstall the driver, and still nothing. wireless was working less than 2 hrs ago.
 
alienware m11x r2
dw1520 wireless half-mini
win7 64 bit

Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum.~ Animal

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 08:41 AM

You are not alone http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/network-internet-wireless/f/3324/t/19347574.aspx  This one that I linked was a possible Bios issue.  It uses the Broadcom chipset, so it should be rock solid and not having this issue.  It is either going to be the bios or it is going to be a child process that is causing this.  Both are hard to diagnose.

 

If Dell does not blacklist cards in the bios for that unit, you could try replacing it with the Intel 7260 Dual-band Wireless-ac mini-PCIe Card.


Edited by Greg62702, 28 January 2014 - 08:44 AM.





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