I'm trying to figure out how to disable the Dell Wireless WLAN application and instead just use XP's built-in wireless capabilities.
I recently reinstalled XP Pro on my Dell latitude D510. After installation, Device Manager was not recognizing my internal wireless card (it didn't even appear in device list), so I downloaded from Dell the driver for it (R140747--52MB, it was--packaged with a few others, I think) and installed it. Device Manager now recognizes my "Dell Wireless 1370 WLAN Mini-PCI Card" as a network adapter and I can connect to my wireless router.
However, I don't want to be running the Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility! How the heck do I disable it?? It includes a checkbox that reads "let this tool manage your wireless networks," but even when it is unchecked the program still runs. I want to quit the program permanently. I tried uninstalling it, but that left me back at the original state (device manager didn't see a wireless card), so i reinstalled it.
Before reinstalling XP I didn't have this problem--I could use the wireless adapter without Dell's utility. I imagine this is a driver issue and that I have a newer driver now than I used to (unfortunately, I don't have the previous driver).
Anyone know what to do? Is there a way to get XP to recognize and use the wireless card without Dell's extra WLAN application?