I cannot see any wireless network - troubleshooting tells me that there is no driver installed for the WiFi adapter. I have tried to download the 3 potential WiFi adapters for my model - Inspiron 3147. None of the installations even succeed - they all fail to install. So I tried to install the chipset drivers just in case...3/4 work..."Virtual Buttons" also does not install.
I have tried to reset my PC in all 3 ways (save my files, delete my files, delete my files more thoroughly), and this also fails every time. I have also re-installed Windows 10 to see if that would allow me to do a reset, and it still does not.
I have also tried to use Dell Command, but that also fails to install the driver library (does it need WiFi?).
Can someone please help me get WiFi working?
Thank you for your message. I will be glad to assist you on this.
What is the wireless card model installed on your computer?
Is the Bluetooth connectivity working fine?
Open device manager – expand network adapter- check if the wireless card is listed.
What is the BIOS version installed?
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Hi. Thank you for your reply.
I sent you the service tag number. How would I get the wireless card model that is installed?
I am not sure about bluetooth connectivity - I have never tried to use it before - the screen says it couldn't connect and that I need to turn on Bluetooth, but I can't find any other Bluetooth setting where I would turn it on.
Under device manager, I have two unknown devices, and under Network Adaptors I have 8 listed that all start with the words "WAN Miniport", so no, I do not think it is listed.
The BIOS version says "Dell Inc. A02, 8/19/2014".