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Windows 7: Wireless help! Dell Inspiron 1545

05 Dec 2012   #21

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Ztrucker

My service tag no is 6H83BL1
Windows 7 Professional x64
Dell Inspiron 1545

Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN mini-card
Broadcom File Version 4.176.75.18


I suspect that it may not be a Windows 7 problem but that the WLAN card is broken or my 3G dongle interfering. (See Dell Inspiron 1545: Unable to activate Wireless functionality - Tech Support Guy Forums )

Unfortunately I cannot attach the Screen Shots


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mar-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 70-F1-A1-44-DB-38
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 70-F1-A1-44-DB-38
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Mobile Broadband adapter Mobile Broadband Connection 3:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : HUAWEI Mobile Connect - 3G Network Card #3
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-10-1F-B4-DF
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 41.151.237.215(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.240
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 41.151.237.209
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 196.43.34.190
196.43.46.190
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : wits.ac.za
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : A4-BA-DB-B1-32-93
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{D365D002-6BD4-4476-ABCF-76987C8903FB}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:9d38:6ab8:18cd:3cc0:d668:1228(Preferred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::18cd:3cc0:d668:1228%20(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{7F101D14-DF07-4EE9-B69B-99D9B0FE6099}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter 6TO4 Adapter:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:2997:edd7::2997:edd7(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 2002:c058:6301::c058:6301
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 196.43.34.190
196.43.46.190
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.wits.ac.za:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #4
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{4B2702EB-8AFD-4AD1-ACD8-6A47A5A05BE7}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #5
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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05 Dec 2012   #22

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Rats, see you already gave the model number, sorry.

According to the Dell site here: Drivers and Downloads | Dell [United States]

Wireless help! Dell Inspiron 1545-dell-1545-wireless.jpg

you have to chose the right driver. Which one have you tried? If you give us the Service Code that may help narrow it down.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Dec 2012   #23

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi ZTrucker

Thanks for helping me get the correct drivers - kept on getting stuck on the Dell website before on the Service Tag number as they said my warranty had expired. I was probably doing something stupid.

Installed the correct drivers but Alas! still no movement from the wireless adapter. Suspect s/he is dead as a doornail.

:-)
M
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06 Dec 2012   #24

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Which driver did you download and install? Are you sure it's the right one?
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07 Dec 2012   #25

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks ZTrucker - I followed the links to the site you mentioned and downloaded a driver entitled R206848 which installed correctly (the others didn't when I downloaded the incorrect ones).
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07 Dec 2012   #26

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Did you change the Operating system to Windows 7 X64 first? The one you mention is not there then, only:

1st one: Dell Driver (Recommended) - R246753.exe
4th one: Marvel Driver (Recommended) -R230994.exe
5th one: Dell Driver (optional) R248337.exe

Looks like the image I posted is for Vista, not Windows 7. Sorry to have given you bad info. Try again setting the OS to Windows 7 X64 first.
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10 Feb 2013   #27

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks very much for all the help. My Wireless is working again :-) M
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07 Sep 2013   #28

32bit
 
 

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