I have a 15r inspiron laptop with Windows 8. My newest problem surfaced today. Suddenly my laptop kept disconnecting my wireless connection and turning on airplane mode. Finally it is stuck in airplane mode and I am unable to connect wireless. I have a Dell Wireless 1705 card. I tried everything including restoring to factory default settings. It also states my Ethernet connection is unplugged. It is not since I have my tablet connecting fine. This all started when I tried to check for windows updates. Any help is appreciated. I never experienced so many problems with a computer. It seems that I am always fixing something.
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This worked for me after hours on the phone with support. My laptop was new out of the box and my airplane mode was on! dell support couldn't help me. I searched everywhere for a solution and tried nearly everything!! Thank you for the easy quick fix. I rolled my eyes and laughed. Of corse it's always the simplest solution! So greatful!!
On my Dell Precision M4800 there was a slider switch on the right hand side with a little wifi icon next to it.
Kudos to Tarasula for helping identify the physical switch.
Just spent hours trying to fix the "Stuck Airplane Mode" issue that suddenly started this morning on my Latitude E6430 running Windows 10. I tried Device Manager, all the various tips/tricks using my phone....desperately trying to fix it to access the Internet...I reset my WiFi router, had it tested by Comcast, figured out it was the laptop...and dreading the torture of a Windows 10 RESET....after Comcast ran tests, I tried every Windows Troubleshooter test....I was so frustrated I was ready to throw the laptop thru a window!
Before I totally gave up....I tried searching one more time, using the laptop's model number. Saw a "SOLVED" link I followed, which said this is a simple mechanical issue! There's little rectangular switch built into the right side, that moves forward or backward. The info said to push it BACK (towards you).
FIXED IT INSTANTLY!
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