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wifi network adapters

On my 3521 I have the same problem as many others with intermittent wifi connectivity. I my attempts to fix it I inadvertently deleted the driver for the first (Dell) network adapter and it now does not appear in Device Manager. Only the Realtek one is there.

Firstly how can I get it back?

Secondly is there a fix to get wifi to work reliably. Has Dell ever provided a solution?

Many Thanks for your help

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RE: wifi network adapters

Hello,

You can download missing drivers and apps from our Dell Support Pages.   Input your service tag and the system will take you to the downloads page appropriate for your model.   

When you say the "first (Dell) network adapter, are you referring to the wireless adapter?   It not, and you're using the Intel wireless card option you may find that downloading the latest driver for the Intel card may help resolve connectivity issues.   Not sure if we have the latest driver on our support sites yet or not (look for a version 17.xx driver ) but you can find it on the Intel Download and Support pages.   

If you're still have connection problems you may want to take a look at the Dell Network and Wireless Support Center for help in resolving those issues.

Todd

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RE: wifi network adapters

Hi there


I am in the same trouble with my 3543

Try to install the Network_Driver_40MT1_WN_10.0.0.293_A00

And it finishing with the massage: Installation unsuccessful.

I have installed all the necessary driver from the Dell support page.

Everything works well except the WiFi.

Please let me know, how can I solve this proble.

Thanks in advance!

George

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RE: wifi network adapters

What are the hardware IDs?

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/downloading-drivers-checking-hardware-ids-and-downloading-...

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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RE: wifi network adapters

Product ID: HMB5932

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RE: wifi network adapters

OS: Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

I have bought an USB Wireles adapter, that works perfectly now!  emoticon.Smile.title

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RE: wifi network adapters

You have a Dell Wireless 1704 card and not a Dell Wireless 1705. You appear to be missing other drivers so install the following:

Chipset:http://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER02607575M/1/Chipset_Driver_201P7_WN_10.0.20_A00.EXE

Management Engine Interface: http://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER02607949M/1/Chipset_Driver_52NPG_WN_10.0.28.1000_A00.EXE

USB 3.0: http://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER02607617M/1/Chipset_Driver_N6KD2_WN_3.0.0.34_A00.EXE

Realtek Card Reader:
http://ftp.dell.com/FOLDER01730185M/2/Realtek_CardReader_W8.14_X01-A00_Setup-PFG7Y_ZPE.exe 

SATA: http://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER02607592M/1/Serial-ATA_Driver_4C34Y_WN_13.2.0.1016_A00.EXE

Intel Video http://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER02929321M/1/Video_Driver_88C7V_WN32_10.18.14.4112_A01.EXE

nVidia Video: http://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER02607724M/1/Video_Driver_G4G28_WN_9.18.13.4424_A00.EXE

Touchpad: http://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER02811161M/1/Input_Driver_DTV7J_WN32_18.1.34.40_A01.EXE

Audio: http://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER02607677M/2/Audio_Driver_2R14K_WN_6.0.1.7288_A00.EXE

Ethernet: http://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER02607673M/1/Network_Driver_CN29M_WN_2.4.2014.929_A00.EXE

Dell Wireless 1704 (Broadcom) - Windows 7: http://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER02717561M/1/Network_Driver_WK8MN_WN32_6.30.223.228_A01.EXE

Dell Quickset: http://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER02607957M/1/Application_DRDWT_WN_11.1.25_A00.EXE

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

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RE: wifi network adapters

I have problem in my dell XPS 15. The same internet is working fine on my dell inspirion mini with Atheros AR5009 802.11a/g/n WiFi Adapter but not working in XPS 15 with Killer Wireless-N 1202.


Please help out ot solve it. I am able to access internet and having problem in my daily works,

Thank you.

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