Inspiron E1505 WiFi Pbm

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Occasionally when I disconnect from my wired lan and attempt to go
wireless with the Inspiron E1505, I am unable to connect with the
WiFi. When I use Fn+F2 to turn on the Radios, only the Bluetooth is on
and the WiFi is dark. The system setting is for both to come on/off
with Fn+F2, but it apparently isn't reliable. Only solution is to
reboot, and then for a while the WiFi will work but after a few on/of
cycles it will fail to come on again and then the only solution is to
reboot. Any idea how I can reset the WiFi modem without rebooting or
otherwise solve this problem?  Thanks very much,  -Harry


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Re: Dell Inspiron E1505 WiFi problem
ps56k wrote:
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Are there more up-to-date drivers to install?  If not, this could simply
be a failing internal wifi card.  Dell used two different wireless cards
in this model.  If it has a Centrino designation, it has an Intel
wireless card, either 3945 or 4965.  Otherwise it is a Dell-branded card
with Broadcom chip.  The Intel cards are generally favored for better
range and reliability, as well as a better bit of software for
management of wifi connections.  Replacement of one of these cards is
easy, and they are inexpensive to buy... Ben Myers

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What happens when you try to use Repair or Diagnose?



Re: Dell Inspiron E1505 WiFi problem
Kevin Childers wrote:
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Have you checked in Control Panel, System, Hardware, Device Manager the
status of this device?

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