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Dell D610 problems with PCMCIA and Wireless Lan adapters

by laurasgirl / August 5, 2009 4:16 AM PDT

I have a Dell Latitude D610 with Windows XP Professional SP2, the wireless lan stopped working. I thought it was the card so I took it out and just had a wired connection for a while. I then bought a PCMCIA card to get a wireless connection but I couldn't get it to work. I did not have any PCMCIA adapters listed on the device manager. I downloaded the drivers from Dell and my computer recognized the PCMCIA adapters until I rebooted my computer. Then they were gone. I decided to do a fresh install of Windows XP, download all the drivers from DELL and see if that would help. I could see the adapter listed in the device manager but when I installed the wireless card adapter drivers, the PCMCIA adapter disappeared from the device manager again. I've done this procedure about 3 times now (fresh install and drivers) but it keeps happening. I'm not sure if it's my motherboard that's having the problem or I don't have the right drivers. I think this is why the wireless lan stopped working because the wireless card I took out the computer, I put it in another computer and it is working great. I also tried Knoppix and it does recognize my PCMCIA adapter, so I'm stuck and I don't know what to do anymore, so any help out there will be greatly appreciated.

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Often a driver install order issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 5, 2009 6:23 AM PDT

Instead of downloading drivers use the supplemental CD that came with the laptop next time.

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re-dell d610
by gomezgto1968 / November 13, 2009 11:24 PM PST

I have same problem owned my d610 for a few years, now it does not recognize the wifi card any help would be appreciated, I do have other laptops but the d610 has all my invoicing. thanks

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Your choice here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 14, 2009 12:05 AM PST
In reply to: re-dell d610

To futz with failing onboard cards or reinstall the wifi card driver AND Dell's Quickset software (yes it is mandatory!)

I no longer spend more than 10 minutes then I go get a wifi card and disable the onboard wifi. Too expensive (labor costs and motherboards mostly) to do anything else.)

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D610 PCMCIA problem
by sktek / March 13, 2010 4:08 AM PST
In reply to: Your choice here.

I am also having the same problem as the original post and is there any solutions for this? I also bought the PCI card it is not recognized.


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When the card is not recognised.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 13, 2010 4:25 AM PST
In reply to: D610 PCMCIA problem

I often find missing laptop drivers or the pcmcia card driver install failed. Your story is light so my answer may repeat the past encounters I've had with this issue.

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