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Dell Wireless 1704 problem

I bought the new Inspiron 3721 with this wifi / bluetooth 1704.

The wifi speed is decreasing all the time until lose the connection

I've updated the latest drivers: A03

I have read in this forum that many people have the same problem with this card

I configured the card as suggested to other people but no solution

Any solution from Dell?

I'm with Windows 8
sorry for my english

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Re: Dell Wireless 1704 problem

Hi maxgammuto,

Check the wireless connection in Safe mode with networking.

Refer the following link which has steps to boot into safemode with networking:


Uninstall and reinstall wireless card drivers:

  • From the Start screen, swipe up and tap the All apps icon.
  • If you have a mouse, right-click on the Start screen and then click All apps.
  • Once on the Apps screen, scroll or swipe to the right until you see the Windows System heading.
  • Tap or click on Control Panel, located under Windows System.
  • Windows 8 will bring up the Desktop and automatically open the Control Panel.
  • Tap or click on the Hardware and Sound link.
  • In the Hardware and Sound window, click or tap Device Manager, located under the Devices and Printers heading.
  • Expand Network adapters from right pane Right–click the specific device you want to uninstall, and then click Uninstall.
  • In the Confirm Device Removal dialog box, click OK.

Click on the below link to install Wireless card drivers:


If the issue persists, try updating the update the wireless router's firmware to the latest available.

For more information, I have provided a link below which can fix the issue:


Below mentioned link would also help you with the settings for wireless internet:


Please let me know if you have any other queries.

Thanks & Regards
Rajesh R
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Re: Dell Wireless 1704 problem

I've tried all the suggested solutions but I still have problems, the connection drops

I think it's a problem with this network adapter DW 1704 because other people have the same problem

What can I do?

my laptop is under warranty can I ask to change this card?

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