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Windows 7: Wireless card in Delll E5520 boots as disabled

30 Dec 2011   #1
rasilon
Microsoft MVP

 
 
Wireless card in Delll E5520 boots as disabled

I have a Dell E5520 running W7 Pro 64-bit (as installed by Dell). When I boot the computer, The wireless card tries to connect to the network, but times out. WHen I check the card's status, it shows as "disabled". I change it to "enabled" and it works jst fine until the next boot (warm or cold).

Any thoughts as to what is going on?

TIA,
Hank Arnold (MVP)


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30 Dec 2011   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Hank, have you installed the latest driver from Dell?

Dell LatitudeE5520 Drivers and Downloads


Or try rolling back the driver if one is available.

Check Device Manager, Network Adapters and see what kind of Wireless you have. First try a roll back and see what happens. If no help, go to the Dell site and download the driver for your wireless card and install it.
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31 Dec 2011   #3
rasilon
Microsoft MVP

 
 

I did try deleting the device and installing the latest driver with no success. I worked with a dell tech in an on-line chat. Swapped the WLAN card with another 5520 and it staye dwith the computer. Another 5520 worked just fine. Since this was early in the setup process, I ended up restoring the factory inage and it's fine now. Must have been something I did in deleting/installing programs...

Thanks.
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31 Dec 2011   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Good, glad it's fixed. Happy New Year.
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01 Jan 2012   #5
rasilon
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Same to you, Ztruker..
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