Well I'm typing from my tablet right now because for the 20th+ time, the Centrino 1030 card on my Vostro 3450 isn't connecting to hotel's wireless. Other places I have encountered it to have connection problems is colleges, universities, coffee shops, etc. It is also slow as molasses in my home too.
I have read other posts indicating similar problems without resolutions on the Vostro 3450. I am planning on replacing it with the BEST WLAN card there is. What card to you guys recommend? It seems a bit labor intensive from the service manual but doable. Has there been any "for sure" fix with the 1030 card?
The 1030 card is so incredibly bad that I am able to get 3/5 bars on my home network being outside while my Vostro can't even pick it up.
Why not try a Dell Wireless 1702 card?
Welcome to the Dell community forum.
The problem that you are facing with Intel 1030 wireless card most likely is due to it trying to save power and going to power save mode. You can try to change the power plan for the computer to High Performance and then check if it performs better.
If you are also having problems with the card not picking up 5/5 wireless signals even when very close to the router the wireless antennas could be loose/faulty.
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