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#1 MsTeena

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 11:39 PM

Hello all,

 

Is there an easy way to determine if a wireless card is faulty or not? It shows up in Device Manager and doesn't have a yellow exclamation point next to it but it doesn't see any networks. I've tried uninstalling the driver and still nothing.

 

It's a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop running windows 7.

 

Thanks,

 

T.

 



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Posted 31 October 2017 - 01:22 AM

Just the obvious first - Does the Laptop have a Switch to turn on/off or a Keypad Key with the Wifi symbol.

Also if dropped it could be one of the terminal leads on the Card , but you will need access on the rear of the Laptop if you know how or can remove the rear cover.

 

Or Some other Options to try from here  http://www.tomsguide.com/forum/62912-35-turn-wireless-connection-button-inspiron-1545


Edited by Havachat, 31 October 2017 - 01:33 AM.


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 01:51 AM

Thanks Havachat.

 

I should have mentioned that I checked the card and it seems fine. According to the owner, she has had to use a usb adapter to get online for awhile now so when I saw it in device manager I was a bit surprised. And yes the wireless button is f2 but nothing happens when pushing it.  



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Posted 31 October 2017 - 02:00 AM

In Device Manager for the Wireless Card /Right Click it and Select Properties , ensure in General Tab it says "This Device Is Working Properly"  and on the Power management Tab " Allow this Computer etc ...........is unchecked.

 

Otherwise it may be a Faulty Card , or try the Various other Options from the Link i Posted.

 

If not hopefully others may post more suggestions...........not my field to advise you further.



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Posted 31 October 2017 - 09:33 PM

Thanks. I've got bigger issues now unfortunately. Flashing BSOD and rebooting loop.

 

Hopefully I will be back.

 

Thanks again.






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