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vkishore
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DW1702 driver doesn't support windows 10 in Dell Inspiron N5050

Hi,  a month back , I upgraded from Windows 7 (that was provided with my product, at the time of purchase) to Windows 10. After the upgrade, there were few problems, mouse not working properly etc.

Some forums of Microsoft recommended to clean install the Windows 10.

But after I clean installed it, soon I saw my WiFi wasn't working any more.

I checked the Dell support web page for my laptop, but found that Dell is not testing or providing support for my product (Inspiron N5050) towards Windows 10.

I did follow the compatibility settings and troubleshooting , re-installing drivers and even re-installing Windows 10.

I also found some web pages by Atheros and did update the driver,  but finally what I got is, WiFi connected to my modem but there is no internet access..

I know and understand that Dell is not giving any support for Windows 10, for my laptop. But I want to know if there is any way out , so I could make the WiFi work again.

My System Information:


Host Name:                 DESKTOP-BLJHR11
OS Name:                   Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
OS Version:                10.0.10586 N/A Build 10586
OS Manufacturer:           Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration:          Standalone Workstation
OS Build Type:             Multiprocessor Free
Original Install Date:     12/24/2015, 11:17:48 AM
System Boot Time:          12/24/2015, 7:28:58 PM
System Manufacturer:       Dell Inc.
System Model:              Inspiron N5050
System Type:               x64-based PC
Processor(s):              1 Processor(s) Installed.
                           [01]: Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2300 Mhz
BIOS Version:              Dell Inc. A05, 8/3/2012
Windows Directory:         C:\Windows
System Directory:          C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device:               \Device\HarddiskVolume1
System Locale:             en-us;English (United States)
Input Locale:              en-us;English (United States)
Time Zone:                 (UTC+05:30) Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi
Total Physical Memory:     6,052 MB
Available Physical Memory: 4,127 MB
Virtual Memory: Max Size:  7,716 MB
Virtual Memory: Available: 5,783 MB
Virtual Memory: In Use:    1,933 MB
Page File Location(s):     C:\pagefile.sys
Domain:                    WORKGROUP
Logon Server:              \\DESKTOP-BLJHR11
Hotfix(s):                 2 Hotfix(s) Installed.
                           [01]: KB3119147
                           [02]: KB3124200
Network Card(s):           3 NIC(s) Installed.
                           [01]: Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
                                 Connection Name: Ethernet
                                 Status:          Media disconnected
                           [02]: Dell Wireless 1702 802.11b/g/n
                                 Connection Name: Wi-Fi
                                 DHCP Enabled:    Yes
                                 DHCP Server:     192.168.1.1
                                 IP address(es)
                                 [01]: 192.168.1.100
                                 [02]: fe80::a93b:16ae:3aa8:b0e9
                           [03]: Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
                                 Connection Name: Bluetooth Network Connection
                                 Status:          Media disconnected
Hyper-V Requirements:      VM Monitor Mode Extensions: Yes
                           Virtualization Enabled In Firmware: Yes
                           Second Level Address Translation: Yes
                           Data Execution Prevention Available: Yes

despite everything being normal and working normal, My laptop cannot access internet through WiFi.

Can anyone please suggest me What to do, so I can get my WiFi working , without rolling back to Windows 7??

Thanks in advance,

VK

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ieee488
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RE: DW1702 driver doesn't support windows 10 in Dell Inspiron N5050

Inspiron N5050 is not tested for upgrade to Windows 10. There are no Dell drivers.

http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN297954/EN

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vkishore
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RE: DW1702 driver doesn't support windows 10 in Dell Inspiron N5050

True. But my question is, if there is any way out so I could make my WiFi back to work normally, without rolling back to windows 7.

I can re-install windows 7 and install all drivers. And then if I upgrade to Windows 10, WiFi works correctly. But there are some more other bugs that get introduced.

It will be helpful to know , if some other driver (of some other Dell product) works in my case...

Or just anyway out, which might work.

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ieee488
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RE: DW1702 driver doesn't support windows 10 in Dell Inspiron N5050

True. But my question is, if there is any way out so I could make my WiFi back to work normally, without rolling back to windows 7.

Not that I know.

You can try Googling.

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ricpic2222
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RE: DW1702 driver doesn't support windows 10 in Dell Inspiron N5050

These drivers worked for me:

www.atheros.cz/atheros-wireless-download.php;system=5

Uncompress, go to Device Manager, Update Drivers, point to the location the drivers are in your disk, then choose Qualcomm Atheros AR5B195 from the drivers list, which is the 1702 card chipset. That's it, the baby will be up and running.

I'm typing through it right now.

csapeti
1 Copper

Re: DW1702 driver doesn't support windows 10 in Dell Inspiro

The unofficial windows 10 reinstallation guide has links to newer wireless drivers. I had problems with wifi after upgrading n5110 to win10, now it works like a dream.

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