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Dell 1390 wireless inconsistent on start-up

I have aDell E1505 notebook with 1390 wireless. It usually works fine but sometimes the 1390 wireless doesn't show up when starting the machine and is not visible in the network connetctions tab. Strangely, the 1394 net connector shows as connected even though there is no LAN cable hooked up.
Other times when I boot up the 1390 wireless works fine and the network connections shows the 1394 disabled.
I've updated the drivers but still have sporadic problem of 1390 not showing up.

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please uninstall the drivers completely, make restart and either install the original drivers that comes with your laptop or download the latest drivers setup from internet and install them.

most the the problems solve by completely uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling the fresh ones.

i hope this will help you. Please give your feedback



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