Question about Dell Inspiron 5160 Notebook

1 Answer

I can't find my internal wireless modem - loser needs help

I have reformated my dell inspiron 5156 pentium 4. It has an internal wireless modem that does not seem to be activated (no blinking light on back of computer). And i can't seem to view my wireless connections in XP. I am able to connect thru a wired connection with wireless router (linksys wireless g).
I can't even view wireless network properties

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,124 Answers

You have to reinstall your wireless driver to your laptop card to get working again

You will find your drivers here

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&ServiceTag=&SystemID=INS_PNT_P4_5150&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

3 Answers

Does the Dell Inspiron 2650 Model PP04L have Wifi capability


Hi jenralley,
"The "Specifications" do not show {Wifi Capability}.
There is a "built-in Mode," with built-in Network Interface."
"This is use for "Broadband Services." Telephone and DSL {Cable} Internet!"
Specifications
Base configuration
Good
CPU
1.6-GHz Pentium 4-M
Screen size
14.1 inches
System memory
256MB of DDR266 SDRAM
Hard drive
30GB
Graphics
16MB NVidia GeForce2 Go
Pointing device
Touchpad
Expandability
No multipurpose bays, one PC Card slot
Extra features
Good
Bundled removable-media drives
8X DVD-ROM and 8X/8X/24X CD-RW combination drive
Communications
Built-in V.92 modem, built-in network interface
Extra ports
None
Business suite
Microsoft Works 2002
Other features
None of note
Overall design
Average
Battery life (hours:minutes)
Average: 2:18
Weight (typical/minimum, in pounds)
Heavy: 8.3/7.2

!Important: "Take a 'moment to rate the help', so I can get 'credit' for the work.

Thank you!" - paul7of9

Mar 11, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 2650 Notebook

1 Answer

I have a inspiron 1545 i want to ask if it have a blutooth


Wi-Fi Options:

Dell Wireless 1397 802.11g Mini-Card
Dell Wireless 1515 Wireless-N Mini-Card
Intel® Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card

Bluetooth Options:

Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth® Internal (2.0) mini-card

You'll need the mini-card option.

Oct 31, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook

2 Answers

I want to upgrade my inspiron 1100 processor


To be honest, the Inspiron 1100 is probably not worth the effort and cost to upgrade
The fast is proc is a 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 CPU, max ram 1GB of RAM,
You can find several dell portables below $500
http://www.dell.com/us/en/business/notebooks/vostronb/ct.aspx?refid=vostronb&s=bsd&cs=04
http://www.dell.com/us/en/home/laptops_great_deals/fs.aspx?refid=laptops_great_deals&s=dhs&cs=19

Jan 30, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1100 Notebook

3 Answers

Hello sir plz help i have dell inspiron 1545 with processor pentium dual core i am having problem with bluetooth sir i have tryed to install wireless 365 bluetooth modem driver but it is asking me to...


It is very likely that the Dell operator was right and the bluetooth option is not installed on your system. You will have to buy a USB bluetooth dongle or adapter.
click on control panel click on bluetooth devices if its there, is there anything listed as available? also in control panel click on system > device manager and see if any bluetooth devices are listed there. If not you don't have the option built in to your laptop

Jan 13, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook

1 Answer

What Wireless modem will work in Dell's Inspirion XPS M140


Hi,

I recommend Netgear or Linksys wireless routers/modems.

They work with just about any ISP (internet service provider) and are very reliable.



Regards.

Jan 08, 2010 | Dell Inspiron XPS M140 Notebook

1 Answer

Need help picking an external modem for an old Dell Insprion 2500


Any computer capable of running Windows ME is capable of supporting any external modem.

In the past, for "internal" modems, there were "hardware" modems and "soft" modems.
The "soft" modems had 50% of the hardware of the "hardware" modem,
and the rest of the "brains" of the modem were embedded
in a software device-driver that gets installed into Windows.

Fortunately, most external modems are *NOT* such "soft" modems.

There do exist external modems that connect to a USB port,
and external USB wireless-devices, if you want a higher-speed connection.

Apr 27, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 2500 Notebook

1 Answer

Dell 5160 intell pentium 4


Inspiron 5160 is probably at least 3 or 4 years old. If it is running slow, (and maybe fan is running all the time and fast) you might need to check if the heat sink/fan assembly is in need of cleaning. You have to remove this assy from the laptop, and remove all the accumulated dust and gunk from the INSIDE of the copper fins. Inside meaning remove the fan from the assembly and with a fine brush, GENTLY remove the gunk from the fins, or with the fan removed, try canned air.

Dec 04, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 5160 Notebook

2 Answers

Device Drivers


Hi,
Kindly download the requested drivers from the link below.

http://tinyurl.com/656myq


Thank you for submitting your question to FixYa.com
Would you please take a moment and show your appreciation by rating my performance.
All ratings and comments are welcome. Thank you - Proton

Oct 20, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 8600 Notebook

1 Answer

Wireless router


well..the wireless will pick up any signal..if you want one inside your place, you'll need a signal converter(wireless router) and a cable or dsl(phone com) internet service providor.

May 28, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

1 Answer

Bluetooth technology.


Hi

Inspiron 6000 is compatible with Dell Wireless 350 Bluetooth Internal Module.
Check the link below for location, information and illustration
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins6000/en/sm/blue0.htm#wp1000550


Mike

Apr 19, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell Inspiron 5160 Notebook Logo

176 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell PC Laptops Experts

Coss

Level 3 Expert

1043 Answers

Donna Sander

Level 2 Expert

193 Answers

Jax Planet
Jax Planet

Level 2 Expert

921 Answers

Are you a Dell PC Laptop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...