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wireless not working

by squirrelbate1 / June 7, 2007 3:44 AM PDT

I reformatted my Inspiron 6000 and since then it won't burn CDs and the Wireless won't work I have the small business edition of Windows.
Is their anything I can do?

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Install Dell's drivers for the machine.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 7, 2007 3:55 AM PDT
In reply to: wireless not working

These drivers are no on the CD from Microsoft.

Bob

PS. I hope you don't ask me for the web address of Dell.

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I did install them
by squirrelbate1 / June 7, 2007 12:12 PM PDT

look I didn't ask for a smart allek remark, The bluetooth software for the Wireless stops installing halfway through for some reason.

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Bob is NOT a smart allek
by PudgyOne / June 7, 2007 12:48 PM PDT
In reply to: I did install them

Bob is smart and is giving you the proper advice.

go to

http://www.dell.com and click on support and help

click on drivers and downloads

follow the instructions and you should be able to find the drivers you are missing.


Rick

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Some drivers do that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 7, 2007 10:11 PM PDT
In reply to: I did install them

If I had a laptop without bluetooth and attempted to install those drivers it could stop halfway. If you can share the service tag I could check what this machine had.

Sorry for the typo and hope you understand that some will ask me where to get current drivers. It's HUMOROUS to most of us where the dell web site is.

Bob

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I was having a problem where my wireless connection was
by orlbuckeye / June 8, 2007 12:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Some drivers do that.

always connecting with a good connection but never excellent. I went to the Acer website and it had the same version of drivers i had installed so I went to the intel website and looked at their driver and they were a more current version. I downloaded the intel drivers and install and have had excellent connections ever since. I would check the manufacturer of your Wireless card to verify your laptop manufacturer doesn't have an older driver. Just google the company that makes your wireless card and go loo at the version of the drivers.

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