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Why does Dell Inspiron Wireless capability keeps turning off

I have to enable wireless almost eveyday

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  • John Cooch Jan 19, 2013

    The hardware driver gets disabled somehow and needs to enabled via Conrol Panel/System/Device Manager/Network Adapters

  • John Cooch Jan 20, 2013

    Thank you Gaurav, I will try that.

  • John Cooch Jan 22, 2013

    It has stayed enabled for 2 days after using Gaurav's suggestion. Longest time yet!

  • John Cooch Jan 22, 2013

    Forgot to mention, I downloaded the drivers from Dell.


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You can right click on the wireless icon shown in the notifications area on the taskbar and then select Troubleshoot Problems and follow the instructions as they appear.If the problem is not still fixed, you should uninstall and the reinstall the wireless can also download the wifi software from official dell website-

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  • John Cooch Jan 20, 2013

    Thank you Gaurav, I'll try that.


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