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Windows 7: Help needed with WiFi connectivity

15 Oct 2014   #1
thescreaminQ2B

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 
Help needed with WiFi connectivity

Good evening,

I have recently been having an issue with my WiFi. Ive never had this problem before, not sure why it just started up. Anytime the laptop goes to sleep or is shut and re-opened, it loses the WiFi connectivity. I can manually reconnect with no problem, its just a hassle. Ive checked my drivers and made sure the auto-connect box was checked. Ive checked the power settings. The machine has been restarted, but nothing helps. I'm not sure what happened that changed the pc. Any help is appreciated!

Thank you.

Mods - I'm sorry if this is in the wrong category.


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15 Oct 2014   #2
gregrocker

 

Right click the five bar connection icon in bottom-right System Tray, run Troubleshooter on wireless adapter.

Update the Wireless driver from the Support Downloads webpage for your model PC. Uninstall and do not use any Dell Wireless Manager software which interferes with the superior Win7 manager.

If you have not yet done a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 I would read over those steps to consider it soon.
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15 Oct 2014   #3
thescreaminQ2B

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Hello Greg, Thanks for responding. I ran the trouble shooter and it did not return any issues. I ran the driver update utility. I uninstalled Dell Wireless. I did not do a clean install of Win 7, frankly I didn't understand some of the steps. I wish they would write that stuff for readers who are not IT professionals. The issue still exists, but I discovered something interesting. The connectivity issue is isolated to my profile. The other two profiles do not have this problem? Why is that?
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15 Oct 2014   #4
gregrocker

 

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 is written for average consumers who have used it a million times without a single complaint. If you have any questions you only need to ask them. The fact that you asked none and don't even know who wrote it makes me wonder....

You may have a corrupt profile. Create a new Admin level account for yourself and try it for awhile, moving your files over gradually until ready to delete the old one. Make sure all programs run under the new profile or reinstall them from it. User Account - Create
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16 Oct 2014   #5
thescreaminQ2B

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

I'm not sure why you took offense to my reply, makes me wonder.... I guess I'll just contact some professionals instead of relying on amateurs on these forums. Thanks anyway, cheers!
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16 Oct 2014   #6
gregrocker

 

Suit yourself, but this is the top tech forums in the history of the web. And I did not call myself a Professional, the top award in the field did.

If you can accept the mildest criticism then we can continue and you will get the solution to your problem just like tens of thousands of others. We never quit.
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