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Windows 7: wlan driver not working

16 Feb 2012   #1
phats1231

windows 7 professional x32
 
 
wlan driver not working

hey,
i have a dell inspirion n5110 with windows 7 professional x32
installed all the drivers but the wlan driver just doesnt install.....when i look in device manager a problem with network controller shows.....bluetooth is working fine but the wireless adapter isnt working....tried everything....tried to update it online but says the driver cant be found...it was working perfectly in the x64 bit version of win7 but had to change it coz i had compatibility issues with certain softwares that i had to use
please help


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16 Feb 2012   #2
phats1231

windows 7 professional x32
 
 

heres a screen shot of the device manager window


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16 Feb 2012   #3
phats1231

windows 7 professional x32
 
 

btw i also tried the dell site....didnt work for me.....my friend has the same laptop with the same OS and his is working fine but i am having trouble
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16 Feb 2012   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

There are almost always ways around the OS compatibility. If you have 4 GB or more memory, you are now wasting some of it.

First, make sure the wireless card switch is set to on, if it has one. I believe my wife has the same or a similar laptop..an Inspiron 15R. There were several choices for the wireless card, so do you know exactly which one you have physically in your laptop? You should, from your purchase documentation. Go to Dell's site with your service tag, and try the latest driver for your specific wireless card.
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17 Feb 2012   #5
phats1231

windows 7 professional x32
 
 

they dont have a driver for a 32 bit version of windows 7 used my service tag as well.......the driver was working fine for the 64bit win7 but i had compatibility issues with other softwares like solidworks, ansys (i have older versions of them unfortunately) so i thought instead of changing the softwares i should change the OS....please any alternatives would be really helpful....thanx for the co-operation
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17 Feb 2012   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Then you'll likely have to go to the manufacturer's page for the wireless card, assuming it isn't a Dell. For example, I always configure my laptops with Intel wireless cards, so I can always go to Intel.com for the driver.
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17 Feb 2012   #7
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Lan Card Specs

If you try this neat little app. you can probably find the info on your card and then you will know what to search for.

System Info - See Your System Specs
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17 Feb 2012   #8
phats1231

windows 7 professional x32
 
 

here is a screen shot from the app....so its realtek is it???


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17 Feb 2012   #9
phats1231

windows 7 professional x32
 
 

and by the way........i read in the dell forum about having to install the drivers in a specific order for the devices to function properly.....is this true? coz i dont think i have done that actually
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17 Feb 2012   #10
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

No, most likely that is your wired connection. Those software apps, like the ones HammerHead recommended only work when drivers are already loaded on the system.

Since it is your computer, you should know what kind of wireless adapter it has in it. If you don't off the top of your head, your documentation should have it as well. For my wife's Inspiron 15R, the specs were listed on the side of the box.

If you don't have the documentation anymore, follow the simple steps at pcidatabase.com to find out the manufacturer and part you have installed. Then you'll know where to get drivers.
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