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Wifi card not working for Dell Lattitude D620


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monkeyboyblues

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It won't pick up networks and repair option doesn't work.
Is there a way to run a diagnostic to see what's going on?
Thanks for your help.
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Are we talking the built-in WiFi?  Do you have the switch on the front edge in the On position?  What version of Windows are you running?  Apparently it came with XP.  Have you upgraded it?


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Yes built in card.
I don't think it's the original.
I looked for a driver update but couldn't find.
It's Dell Wireless 1480 Dual Band WLAN

Im running XP
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Does the WiFi light come on (and go off) when you move the switch on the front edge?

 

Right click on My Computer and select Manage and then Device Manager.  Open Network Adapters (if needed) and right click on the WiFi adapter and uninstall.  (Do not remove the drivers)  Reboot.  It should find it and reinstall it.  Does it?

 

Download the driver from Dell:

 

http://www.dell.com/...rivers/advanced

 

I'd get the newest one:

 

Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN MiniCard, Wireless 1490 Dual-Band WLAN MiniCard, Wireless 1505 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini-Card, Wireless 1395 WLAN MiniCard, Dell Wireless 13xx, 14xx, 1505 MiniCard, v.5.60.18.9, A31-1

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File Name: DELL_MULTI-DEVICE_A31-1_R286815.exe Importance: Optional
Description: Hard-Drive (113.89 MB) Release Date: 09 Nov 2010

 

Version: 5.60.18.9 ,A31-1 Last Updated: 03 Nov 2011
 
Uninstall the old one and have it delete the drivers then try installing the new one.

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The switch did it.
Thanks much!
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I installed the latest driver but it still runs at a speed of

1-2 mbps.


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Get the free Windows version of Inssider

 

http://www.techspot....6-inssider.html

 

It will tell you more about your link.

 

Perhaps you have a lot of interference or the received signal is weak


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