Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

"Problem Applying Profile"


  • Please log in to reply

#1
baseballstar9

baseballstar9

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 25 posts
Hello,

I've owned my lap top for approximately 2 years now and just recently I've been getting a "problem applying profile" message when I turn on the computer and attempt to connect to my wireless network. I am however, able to connect to my neighbors wireless network at this time. I have an Intel Proset Wireless Adapter installed (version 10.5.1.0). I'm able to fix this problem by going to control panel, clicking add/remove, running the repair wizard and then rebooting. However, this takes a while to complete and is starting to become extremely frustrating to go through every time the problem occurs.

Is there a way I could fix my wireless card for good and get rid of this problem?

Thanks!

Edited by baseballstar9, 01 February 2008 - 07:32 AM.

  • 0

Advertisements


#2
happyrock

happyrock

    Tech Moderator

  • Retired Staff
  • 9,285 posts
is this a built in wireless or a PCMCIA slide in ...
if its built in use the device manager to uninstall the onboard wireless ...reboot...windows will "find" the new hardware and should reinstall the drivers..
another method would be go to windows update and get any hardware updates it shows for your computer...

Edited by happyrck, 01 February 2008 - 09:00 AM.

  • 0

#3
baseballstar9

baseballstar9

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 25 posts
This is a built in device. I will try the uninstall and let you know my results.
  • 0

#4
baseballstar9

baseballstar9

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 25 posts
I ended up using the chat assistance on dell's web site and had them remote into my computer. They set my wireless device up so it's now controlled by windows and it appears to be working correctly.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP