1350 Card trouble and Dell WLAN Card Utility won't launch
We have a one issue that seems to be narrowed down to 2 different sources. I'm on my Aunt's machine, Inspiron 1150. With a Wireless 1350 WLAN MiniPCI Card with driver(?)version 22.214.171.124 in Add and Remove Programs, but the System Properties says 126.96.36.199 from 11-2-2005.
We have a Comcast cable connection, and use a Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router.
Would the R140747.EXE 52 MB Release Date: 11/15/2006 update work on this machine, the 1150 is not listed in the compatibility list?
The machine will see our wireless network, but a WiFi connection cannot be established.
The Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility will NOT launch from the Start menu or the System tray.
How do I uninstall, and reinstall, or restore the Utility, etc?
I just cleaned cleared the machine of spyware and a couple of viruses. Perhaps I damaged it myself, I don't know.
I had almost that same problem recently, I was never able to successfully connect to a wireless network with the 1350 mini pci card. i eventually got fed up and went to best buy geek squad who figured out that dell sold me a wireless card that didn't work (also sold me a ethernet card, and hard drive, but thats another story...i got a lemon of a laptop). So i bought a new wireless card and it works slick, no problems at all. it was a ~$65 fix.
if you try it and it doesn't fix your problem, you can bring the new wireless card back to best buy for a refund, i asked them that specifically when I was doing this. Hope it helps.
You will have more problems if you install this driver. Please go to Drivers and Downloads and enter your service tag and operating system and download the correct driver. Also, you need to go to Add/Remove Programs and uninstall the driver before installing the current driver.