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All I have under device manager > network adapters is the 1394 net adapter
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ThumperSD View Post
All I have under device manager > network adapters is the 1394 net adapter
Do you have an unknown device or anything with a yellow exclamation mark?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobicon View Post
Your wireless toggle switch is on the F2 key like I said try toggling it on with FN+F2 if that doesn't work try manually connecting to your wireless connection.
FN+F2 doesnt work. The laptop still doesnt recognize the wireless card so it will be impossible to connect to my wireless connection until I fix that.
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Do you have an unknown device or anything with a yellow exclamation mark?
The following has an exclamation mark under "other devices"
Network Controller
Modem Device on HD Audio Bus
Ethernet Controller
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ThumperSD View Post
The following has an exclamation mark under "other devices"
Network Controller
Modem Device on HD Audio Bus
Ethernet Controller
Did you do this?
Quote:
Install

1.Double-click the new icon on the desktop labeled R151519.EXE.
2.The Self-Extracting window appears and prompts you to extract or
unzip to C:\\DELL\\DRIVERS\\R151519. Write down this path so the executable (I.e.
Setup.exe) file can be found later.
3.The Self-Extractor window appears.
4.Click OK.
5.After completing the file extraction, if the Self-Extractor
window is still open, close it.
6.Click the Start button and then click Run.
7.Type C:\\DELL\\DRIVERS\\R151519 in the Open textbox and then click OK.
8.Follow the on-screen installation instructions.


As I expected running that only extracts it. You still need to install it.
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Yea it was installed the first time already after unzipping. Anyways, I decided to install it again just in case.

Still having the same problem though =(
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http://en.community.dell.com/support.../17831452.aspx - this guy had the same problem find out what wireless card you have in your laptop go to intel site find driver here http://downloadcenter.intel.com/defa...me_downloadctr

download it and it should fix it, it did for this other guy.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ThumperSD View Post
Yea it was installed the first time already after unzipping. Anyways, I decided to install it again just in case.

Still having the same problem though =(
Hmm...did it require that you restart? (If so, did you?)

Also, lets try doing this manually.

GO to device manager, right click network controller(pure guess that that's it)->Update Driver software(or click properties->update driver software)->No, not this time->Install from a specific location->Don't search->Have Disk->Get it to C:\\Dell\\Drivers\\<1515xxxx folder name> and look for a inf file.. double click that, click ok see if it installs.
Edited by AIpha - 2/12/11 at 11:55pm
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post #19 of 23
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Ok well I just tried connecting an ethernet cable and I still dont get any internet connection. Typing in "ipconfig /all" gives me "Windows IP Configuration." There is no internet connection whatsoever.

Quote:
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http://en.community.dell.com/support.../17831452.aspx - this guy had the same problem find out what wireless card you have in your laptop go to intel site find driver here http://downloadcenter.intel.com/defa...me_downloadctr

download it and it should fix it, it did for this other guy.
Problem is I dont even know the name of the wireless card I have. Is mine the 1370 or the 1470 card (named on Dell site)? I cant even find those drivers on the Intel website.

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Hmm...did it require that you restart? (If so, did you?)

Also, lets try doing this manually.

GO to device manager, right click network controller(pure guess that that's it)->Update Driver software(or click properties->update driver software)->No, not this time->Install from a specific location->Don't search->Have Disk->Get it to C:\\Dell\\Drivers\\<1515xxxx folder name> and look for a inf file.. double click that, click ok see if it installs.
I tried that and it doesnt work
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post #20 of 23
If you still cant get it to work...


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-306-_-Product


could always get a new one.
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