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Bogkitty
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Dell Inspiron N5050 drivers problem

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Hello,

I recently reinstalled Windows 7 and tried to install the drivers so it can work fine, but I have a problem with the wireless one. To be honest I've never installed a driver before and I just don't know which ones I should install and which ones I shouldn't. I downloaded some from here: http://ftp.dell.com/Pages/Drivers/inspiron-15-intel-n5050.html

A friend told me the basic ones to install (Chipset? Realtek? USB modem?), he told me those ones would be useful so I downloaded them.

  • Realtek RTS5138 Card Reader, v.6.1.7600.30126, A00
    Chip Set, Realtek RTS5138 Card Reader (Driver)
  • Conexant D400,External USB 56K Modem, v.Drv_Win7-32_2.0.22.0, A02
    Conexant D400 External USB 56K Modem Win7 32 Driver V2.0.20.0-A
  • Intel HM57 Express Chipset Family, HM67 Express Chipset Family, v.9.2.0.1019, A00
    Chip Set,Intel HM57/HM67 Express Chipset Family,Intel Mobile Series 5/6Chipset(Driver),Multi OS,Multi Language,Insprion N4050/N5040/N5050,Vostro 1440/1450/1540/1550,A00.

I also downloaded these ones:

  • Wireless WLAN 1502 Half Mini-Card, Dell Wireless WLAN 1502 Win7
  • Dell Wireless 1702 802.11 b/g/n, BT3.0+HS
  • Realtek RTL8111E-VB Gigabit Ethernet Controller, RTL8105E-VB 10/100 Ethernet Controller, v.7.045.0516.2011,, A01
    Realtek RTL8111E-VB Gigabit Ethernet Controller,Realtek RTL8105E-VB 10/100 Ethernet Controller (Driver) *** (This one gave me an error message when I tried to install it: "Driver Installation Failed: Could not find the MODEM device for this driver."
  • DELL,SRV,DRVR,NTWK,1703,ENRICO,Wifi: 9.2.0.496 BT: 7.4.0.126,A00
    Dell Wireless 1703 802.11b/g/n
  • Dell Wireless WLAN 1502 Half Mini-Card, v.9.2.0.225, A00
    Release: Network, Dell Wireless WLAN 1502 Half Mini-Card (Driver), WIN7 32/64 bit, Multi Language, MultiSystem[9]
  • Dell Wireless 1701 Bluetooth v3.0+HS, v.6.3.0.7900, A00
    Driver for 1701 BT

And a video one that works fine.

After trying to install all these my wifi still didn't work. It doesn't appear on the network list. I have other PC and it works just fine so it's not the wifi. I searched a little on the forum for a solution but didn't find it. I saw people asked for this so I'll post it too, it might help:

Also I saw that drivers need to be installed in a determinate order or else they won't work?

 

If someone could help me I would really appreciate it, I'm pretty much confused about this.

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RE: Dell Inspiron N5050 drivers problem

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Hi vijaya durai,

Please share the system model and the operating system installed. Also let me know the ‘Hardware ID’ of the ‘Network controller’ and ‘PCI Simple Communications Controller’. You may follow the steps below:

  • In ‘Device Manager’, right click ‘Network Controller/PCI Simple Communications Controller’.
  • Click ‘Properties’.
  • Click ‘Details’.
  • Search for ‘Hardware ID’.
  • Provide the numbers after VEN and DEV.

Keep me posted with the information. I will be glad to assist you.

Thanks & Regards
Amogh G
#iworkfordell
To know more about Dell Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Order & Dispatch status -> choose your region USAIndia. For helpful Dell Support Videos, you may click Here

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hrova
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Re: Dell Inspiron N5050 drivers problem

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Hello,

I am curious about a coupe of things...

1.) Did you installall of the drivers and then test functionality at the end, or did you install driver, makie sure item works, and then move on? I ask because ti appears you have three different woreless drivers in your list (1702, 1703, 1701) and I was wondering if the wireless worked after installing one but then died after installing a second driver for it.

My guess would eb the 1702 driver you mentioned would most likely be the correct one.

2.) I am also curious as to what shows up iunder the Network Adapters section.

You only  have one wireless card in there, so it can't needa ll three drivers. The 1702 was the most common in the N5050's.... So....

At this point I would try to reinstall the 1702 driver.

Let me know if it works....

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Re: Dell Inspiron N5050 drivers problem

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Hi Bogkitty,

Thank you for the detailed information. You may share the ‘Hardware IDs’ for ‘Other Devices’. Please follow the steps below:

  • In ‘Device Manager’, right click ‘Network Controller/PCI Simple Communications Controller’.
  • Click ‘Properties’.
  • Click ‘Details’.
  • Search for ‘Hardware ID’.
  • Provide the numbers after VEN and DEV.

Keep me posted with the information. I will be glad to assist you.

Thanks & Regards
Amogh G
#iworkfordell
To know more about Dell Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Order & Dispatch status -> choose your region USAIndia. For helpful Dell Support Videos, you may click Here

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Bogkitty
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Re: Dell Inspiron N5050 drivers problem

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I pretty much just installed everything and restarted the PC. I don't know what all the drivers were for so I can't know for sure if they worked or not. (The only one I can say it worked is the video one).

Well I just did what you said, and now I can use wireless internet, but now I would like to know if the drivers work fine.

Thanks for your help.

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Bogkitty
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Re: Dell Inspiron N5050 drivers problem

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Hello, thanks for your answer.

Now the "network controller" thing disappeared, so I'll proceed to give you the PCI Simple Communications Controller one.

Numbers after VEN and DEV are 8086 and 1

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hrova
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Re: Dell Inspiron N5050 drivers problem

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Hello... Good job.. Seems you are getting closer....

I looked over your list again and noticed you did not appear to install an audio driver.  Have you tried:  IDT 92HD87B1

Does your sound work okay?

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Bogkitty
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Re: Dell Inspiron N5050 drivers problem

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Uhm it works fine to me, would it make a difference having the driver? (Going to install it anyway, just wondering)

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hrova
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Re: Dell Inspiron N5050 drivers problem

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If the sound works fine, that is good. Windows sometimes can install the correct, possibly generic  driver. The actual driver could offer additional controls and perhaps better sound.

I was just wondering if that was the unknown PCI device.

Typically, if you have no warnings (the yellow symbol) in your device manger, things are working okay....

Keep us posted and good luck.

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hrova
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Re: Dell Inspiron N5050 drivers problem

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Hi... Sorry to double post, but I have been looking, and I also see no touchpad driver in the list of things you described.

The touch pad drivers are in the drivers section of the N5050  where you got the other drivers- it will be under Mouse, Keyboard, and input devices.

Since you are using Windows 7, use the Alps touch pad driver found there....

It is quite possible that is the problem causing the caution symbol in the device manager....

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maylmer
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Re: Dell Inspiron N5050 drivers problem

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So I have been experiencing difficulty like everyone else with wireless connectivity.  I actually cannot connect unless I'm wired at this point and attempted to follow the steps above and realized I don't have "Other Devices" listed in my Device Manager window.  ???  

This issue with wireless is beyond frustrating.  To sit right next to the router and not be able to connect is ridiculous - I literally wasted 45 minutes trying to connect yesterday in order to log in to class; I bought this for Grad school but have had to go back to using my old (Dell) desktop which connects just fine to the wireless network.  Even more upsetting is it's not even paid for yet and it doesn't work!

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