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Wireless card (Dell 1397 WLAN half-card) Dell Inspiron 1440

The wireless card (Dell 1397 WLAN half-card) of my Dell Inspiron 1440 laptop stopped working. In the Device Manager it appears as working but it's not. I uninstalled and re-installed the driver several times but no change.

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Dell+XP= wireless issues
Pls go to the Ip address of ur livebox or .. from ur browser & disable mac address

Posted on Feb 07, 2010

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  • kamal mani Sep 16, 2010

    right click ur my computer logo and acces to divice manager via clicking manage.again right click on ur logo which is not properly can be identify by the yellow sign of "?".again right click and update device and mannager via auto search in ur computer. in another way u can direct download ur sofrware via internet.

  • Deborah Malaise May 11, 2013

    Thank you to everyone who gave all the feedback on the Dell Inspiron Wireless issue. I will attempt to re-install the software from the Internet. I had already tried pretty much everything, if not everything, else. I will let y

  • Deborah Malaise May 11, 2013

    you know if I have any success...

  • Deborah Malaise May 12, 2013

    I was interrupted before finishing my last comment. Just want to say, If I have any success I will most certainly post it. I thank you all for your help.

  • Deborah Malaise May 12, 2013

    I will certainly try what you suggested gcsltd. Will let you know. One thing for certain that I've learned, the hard way, is that a little bit of knowledge is worse than no knowledge, well, this for example.... Thank you.



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