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Wireless card keeps dropping internet


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#1 havenoidea

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 07:59 PM

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 with a Intel Centrino N1030 wireless card and it continues to drop the internet, I would like to replace it with a new one but not sure what would be a good replacement. Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 08:12 PM

Sometimes the Dell intel drivers can get wonky. I would try reinstalling the latest driver directly from intel. You want the larger download that includes intel's wireless software. 

 

You did not say what OS your are running. If you are running Windows 8 then see this Dell page for possible solutions to dropping internet.

 

 http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/420860/en

 

Also see this page.

 

http://www.fixedbyvonnie.com/2013/10/how-to-fix-limited-or-no-connectivity-wi-fi-issues-in-windows-8/

 

If that does not work then look at getting a USB wifi dongle like this.



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Posted 13 March 2016 - 08:20 PM

Sorry, I am running windows 7. Already tried the driver download from intel, worked for about a day and then started dropping again.



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Posted 13 March 2016 - 08:43 PM

Then I would look at getting the USB dongle. If you don't move the computer around much then look at getting a USB wifi adapter with an antenna such as this. For longer range look to one like this.



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Posted 17 March 2016 - 09:20 PM

Thanks for the help. Got it working, but will get a dongle



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Posted 17 March 2016 - 09:38 PM

Could you please post the solution? It will help other people with the same issue.






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