AndrewCam
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Wifi controller driver!

I have a Inspirion 15 N5030 laptop that i got in 2010.

I have always had trouble with the wifi connection in some rooms in my house, where ipads and kindles could get a reception alright.

The laptop came with a Atheros AR9285 802.11 b/g/h wifi adaptor, which i have just upgraded to a Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 wireless adaptor.  But after installing the new wifi adaptor my wifi is not working, though i can still connect my laptop wired to the internet.  I have downloaded and installed Intel's drivers for the wifi adaptor: BT_17.0.1405.02_s64 and i also installed Dells Ethernet driver: R274725 but still no use.

Have i installed an incompatable wifi adaptor to my laptop, which wifi adaptor will work with my laptop?

I can always just put back in the old wifi adaptor but i was hoping to improve the wireless range of my laptop as it still runs fine.

Some screen shots from my laptops device manager:

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