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WiFi device not working

Hi. Just downgraded from vista to XP and for some reason my wifi won't work. it won't even turn on when I try manually (the little green lite is always off). bluetooth works fine though. I tried tinkering with the BIOS settings and even flash upgrading it- with no success.
if you can, much obliged.

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  • sejwick Mar 28, 2008

    listed under device manager as "network adapter" with a question mark.

  • darryl coueslant May 11, 2010

    Have you managed to get an XP driver for the network adapter?

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  1. Is it listed under device manager?
  2. Is there a exclamation point or question mark?
  3. updated drivers here
under network tab are 10 devices

Posted on Mar 28, 2008

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Try going to dell.com. Go to support/downloads and look for your product i.e inspiron 6400. Go to download drivers and choose operating system xp. then the rest is straight forward (look for your network adapter name)...pls note: i cant remember exactly where to go on the website but its under support. U should get u to the downloads page without any difficulty.
OR if u hav the Drivers and Utilities cd, use that to reinstall the device driver.

Posted on Mar 28, 2008

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