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Windows 7: Wireless help! Dell Inspiron 1545

09 Jan 2011   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Here's the screen capture for the Device Manager. Sorry that took a little while.

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10 Jan 2011   #12

Windows 10 Pro X64

All looks fine there. The next thing to try is to reset WinSock and TCP/IP Protocol stack. Open an Elevated Command Prompt and enter the following:

netsh winsock reset catalog (reset winsock entries)
netsh int ip reset reset.log hit (reset TCP/IP stack)

How to open an Elevated Command Prompt:

1. Click on Windows 7 Start Button
2. Go to All Programs then Accessories
3. Right click on Command Prompt and select “Run as Administrator” from context menu.

Reboot and see if that helps. If you want, you can try each one individually to see which one works (if it works).
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13 Jan 2011   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Hey. I tried resetting both but it didnt work.....
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14 Jan 2011   #14

Windows 10 Pro X64

Did you recheck to make sure the wireless switch is on? It sure sounds like it's off.
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20 Jan 2011   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Nope its definitely on.
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20 Jan 2011   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Can you do a hard wire to your router or Modem? Using a Cat5 cable.

If we do that then we will know that your internet is working good. We can also narrow down some problems doing so.

Once you connect to your router/Modem with the cat5 cable.. can you repost the IPCONFIG /all
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24 Nov 2011   #17

Windows 7 home

Hay Acurasd.
I've been reading ure answers bout this problem and I'm also have the same thing with me. I have done all the things you have suggested before and still stunt to get my wireless to work. So I have tried it with a cable in2 the hub and took screen shots of the ipconfig\all hoping you can see what this problem is cause it is driving me mad and getting pissed of as I don't no y it's stop working. Hope you can help me and thank you for taking time to read this.


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15 Jun 2012   #18
Dell Sunil

win7 64 bit

Hi please check if this works.
1.Refresh the drivers.(Device manager) got to device manager>wireless card>Right click>unistall dont check the small box.
2.Power cycle the Router. 3.Log into safe mode with networking(shut down the computer> turn it back before the dell logo starts up keep tapping the F8 key constantly untill you see Advanced boot options choose safe mode with networking)

3.still no go ......... Disable fire wall........check if any other systems are connected to the same network..... if a system Restore.

4. last option is PC restore.
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04 Dec 2012   #19

Windows 7 64 bit
Can't activate Wireless Adapter: Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN mini-card

Dear All

Thanks for useful advice on this thread but I have tried everything in this thread, to no avail.

I have downloaded the following drivers for the wireless card (R256972 and R242432 from Dell) that are supposed to be the specs for my laptop and settings, but refuses to install as "appropriate hardware not detected"

I have

Windows 7 Professional x64
Dell Inspiron 1545

Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN mini-card
Broadcom File Version

Any tips please?

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04 Dec 2012   #20

Windows 10 Pro X64

What is the Make, Model Number and Service Code of the computer?
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