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I have a dell inspiron n5030 i have barely ever used the computer my sister gave it to me and she has never really used it except for minor internet use and school work when it was first purchased.. she gave me the computer and the internet was working fine at my dads house to my knowledge now i get home and all of a sudden the internet keeps switching on and off and than the network adapter shuts off and i can not get it back on sometimes itll connect and other times itll say the wifi is off with no way of turning it back on ive tried f2 ive tried disabling and enabling the network adapter.. itll connect sometimes than disconnect and than pick up surronding wifi but not my own but it wont let me connect to any of the other wifi networks.the warranty has just expired i can tell the internet works cause as ive said sometimes it connects but after a few minutes it turns right off.. i tried downloading the most recent version of atheros b/c thats what its runnning off of and dells website said to try that and it does nothing.. the troubleshoot tells me the the wifi is turned off and than other times itll say the network adapter is expierencing difficulties can anyone please help me i do not have the money to pay soemone to fix this and i can tell its got to be something simple as it does work temporarily

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What operating system it is running on?

Posted on Dec 06, 2012

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  • Victoria Mess Dec 06, 2012

    windows 7 premium

  • Geoffrey Kisini Dec 06, 2012

    Try this Go to Start> type in services.msc> then double click on IPsec Policy Agent and on the startup type select disable and under service status click stop.

  • Victoria Mess Dec 08, 2012

    yeah that didnt work either.. it turns on when i turn the computer on and than shortly after turns off .. its gotta be something to do with the internet switch or something maybe the f2 button or something the keyboard is very clean so any other suggestions what if i took the computer apart



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For some reason known only to Dell, the default setting for the Inspiron 6000 built-in wireless network adapter is 'off' or 'disabled.'

If you used Dell's restore disk to reinstall XP, the radio button is turned off. Go to control panel/system/device manager, find the wireless LAN device, right-click on it and choose 'Properties.' Under 'Wireless radio' check 'on' or 'enabled.'

Go back to Windows network setup wizard and go back through the steps using the 'restore network connection' button. You should be good to go.

There's an EXCELLENT network manager from Cisco named 'Network Magic' that takes all the guesswork out of setting up your internet connection. I highly recommend it. They offer a free trial and I think may even have a 'Lite' version that helps with simple connections without the bells and whistles of the full blown program. I'm not sure about that, but I can't tell you how much time it's saved me troubleshooting and setting up networks for my clients.

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