1 Copper

Dell Inspiron 1545 Wireless problem Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN #2

I am working on a friends Dell Laptop. It seems no matter what driver I install

for the Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN #2 it still has problems with it. (Lil exclaimation point)

Dell 1545 Inspiron Windows 7 64-bit

Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN #2 --- At least thats what the device manager says.

Wireless is turned on, but it the icon to connect to wireless networks is not in the system try

in the lower right hand corner. I've tried several different drivers. Anyone else have this problem?

I've also tried system restore and that doesn't seem to work. I also tried to restore the laptop to

its original factory settings with the Dell restore disc, but the disk drive gives me this error...


"D:\ is not accessible

Access denied"


The DVD-RW is installed properly and there is power to the drive as well. User is system administrator as well.

HELP PLEASE! Very frustrating problems here. 

Any suggestions?


Frank -

0 Kudos
2 Replies

Re: Dell Inspiron 1545 Wireless problem Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN #2



Places to look to see if the Connection is enabled


If you recently reinstalled the operating system, did you install the drivers in order?How to Download and Install Drivers in the Correct Order


Try running the Finding System Information Tool and post the rest of the information back here. Remember to run as administrator after the tool is extracted.





What is a Dell Service Tag and how do I locate it? 

Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks 

Welcome to Dell Community!

#DellWorld 2012

#DellWorld 2015

#DellEMCWorld 2016

#MicrosoftMVP - Windows Expert-Consumer April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2015

0 Kudos
1 Copper

RE: Dell Inspiron 1545 Wireless problem Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN #2

I had and the same problem and tried everything possible and nothing worked until I order a refurbished wifi replacement car.  It fixed the issue immediately.



0 Kudos