i have a dell inspiron 1525 laptop,Operating system s windows vista 32-bit.
I am not able to connect to any wifi network.
Even if i enable the switch on the side of the laptop,blue light s not enabling and wifi s not getting enabled(Fn+F2) s also not working.
even after installing dell quickset ,its not working.
please let me know what i should do to make it work
Welcome to the Community,
If the the wifi is not getting enabled and Wifi LED is off, I would suggest you to check if the wireless card is getting detected in device manager and also check if the drivers is installed.
To check if the wireless card is getting detected follow the steps below:
Click Device Manager in the upper left-hand corner.
Click Network Adapters
Check if wireless card is listed.
If its not listed check if you see Other devices,Network Controller. If you see network controller you would need to install the driver for the wireless card from www.support.dell.com,using the service tag or system model.
Let me know if you need more information.
Hope this helps,
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i have bought by dell inspiron 15r/n5110 recently..am unable to use wifi.
When i open intel my wifi technology..it shows network adapater not found..i tried everything by lukin at prev posts..
but nothing worked..:(:(
can u plsss help me out..??
I suggest you to first check if the Wifi on the system is turned on or off. There are four LEDs on the left hand side towards the front of the system.The fourth LED ( one with symbol of antenna), is WiFi/bluetooth status light.
Use the Fn + F2 key to turn wireless On or Off. Use Windows Mobility Center in the control panel to check the status of the wireless connection.
Once you make sure the Wifi is turned on,you can access Control Panel,Network and Sharing Center,Connect to a network,you should get a list of wireless networks which you can connect to.
It shows NOT CONNECTED in wireless tab in windows mobility center..
thanks for the reply..
Did you check the LED in the front?
So the LED confirms your WIFI is turned on. If there are wireless networks around your system, you can click on the network icon on the right hand bottom of the screen and it should show you the list of wireless networks available.
Click on the wireless network you are trying to connect to and if it requires a security key you should enter it to be able to connect it successfully.
Places to look to see if your Connection is enabled
If you can run Finding System Information REMOVE YOUR PRODUCT ID and post the rest of the information back here, maybe it will give us a clue.
OS Version: 6.1.7600 N/A Build 7600
OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration: Standalone Workstation
OS Build Type: Multiprocessor Free
Original Install Date: 07/01/2012, 7:18:34 PM
System Boot Time: 27/03/2012, 8:07:14 PM
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Inspiron N5110
System Type: x64-based PC
Processor(s): 1 Processor(s) Installed.
: Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7 GenuineInt
el ~2376 Mhz
BIOS Version: Dell Inc. A07, 18/07/2011
Windows Directory: C:\Windows
System Directory: C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1
System Locale: en-us;English (United States)
Input Locale: en-us;English (United States)
Time Zone: (UTC+05:30) Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi
Total Physical Memory: 4,003 MB
Available Physical Memory: 2,363 MB
Virtual Memory: Max Size: 8,004 MB
Virtual Memory: Available: 6,260 MB
Virtual Memory: In Use: 1,744 MB
Page File Location(s): C:\pagefile.sys
Logon Server: \\USER-PC
Hotfix(s): 12 Hotfix(s) Installed.
Network Card(s): 4 NIC(s) Installed.
: Dell Wireless 1702 802.11b/g/n
Connection Name: Wireless Network Connection 4
Status: Media disconnected
: Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
Connection Name: Local Area Connection
: Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Connection Name: Wireless Network Connection 5
: Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Connection Name: Bluetooth Network Connection 2
No wifi connection near by so tat i can check it..
@pudgyone thanks for the reply
Is ths a new system or did you recently reinstall the operating system?
Did you look at these places to see if the Connection is enabled?
Start, control panel, network, look fr the Dell Wireless 1702 802.11b/g/n and double click on it. Does this adapter have antenna diversity? Some adapters have it and some don't
Any yellow exclaimination marks or red x's in the device manager?
Start, contgrol panel, network and sharing center, manage network connections. Click on the wireless connection, then right click on it, left click properties. Look for TCP/IPv4 and TCP/IPv6 and click on properties. Have your settings match mine.
This s the screen shot of wireless network..
am unable to add image...but am nt getting the above screen shot image for wireless network properties..
there are no red n yellow marks in device manager..
To post a screenshot, press
Click on paste. Save the screenshot.
Come back to the forum, to add image, click on the picture, locate the image, then upload it.