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Inspiron e1505 Network card issue..

by DeadMetalHead / August 16, 2006 8:02 AM PDT

Alright, i have a Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop,with xp and all of the service updates, and i have been having issues with the wireless card or something. Heres the problem: i turn on the comp, no problems, then i turn on the wireless, connect to the internet, no problem, then after 5-15 min's for some reason the little Wi-Fi light goes out and the internet stops. I go to show all connections, and it says that its still connected, but its not, i try to disable, it wont let me, i try to repair, it does nothing, i try turning the wi-fi switch back on, and it does nothing. The only thing i can do to get it to turn back on is resetting the computer. This has been like this since i recieved the computer. I have connected to a hotels wireless, mcdonalds wireless, and my brothers wireless, and it still does all of what i have listed.But the wierd thing is that when i got a Bridge from the hotel it worked... Anyways, any thoughts on what the problem is? Because i think its a faulty network card, anything else i dont know, thanks for the help. P.S. It has nothing to do with my service or router, because as i have explained, i have been around my city trying differnt Wi-Fi hot spots, including mcdonalds, and i still have the issue, no one seems to understand that, not dell or anybody, anyways... On a second note, i dont have a defective battery, i checked.

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Spamming the forums won't help you.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 16, 2006 8:10 AM PDT

I see 3, maybe more posts so this reply is to offer how to get the most from the forums.

Post twice and wait a day for a response.

More than 2 and which one will carry the conversation?

In closing, pop in another WIFI card to test.


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No problem but you asked
by DeadMetalHead / August 16, 2006 9:05 AM PDT

you asked me to try posting in the network forums.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 16, 2006 9:24 AM PDT

I noted that such was discussed in this forum. Another member fixed theirs with a driver from Dell.

Maybe yours is really dead. If so, it's Dell's issue but if I wanted a workaround till then I get a wifi card till its sorted.

Also there is the usual spwyare and more issues, but I'm unsure if that's it given the story of the hotel item. Maybe it's some change from the stock Windows. Again, the lack of info about firewalls and more are not evident.

In my view, it's another card and Dell to fix this.

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