Question about Dell Inspiron 4000 Notebook
My laptop keeps telling me that there are no available networks even though I am right next to my router. it says that network adapters on my laptop does not work because of error code 31
There is no driver installed for your adapter. check in device manager click on network adapters.you may have to connect to internet with ethernet cord before you can download a driver for your adapter.
Posted on Jan 11, 2015
The 1390 WLAN Minicard may not be configured to communicate with your wireless router.
Check the wireless router settings, (check the wireless settings on your other computer) and configure the 1390 WLAN with the same settings eg. SSID, WEP/WAP encryption, etc.
Is MAC address filtering enabled on your wireless router, if so add the MAC address of the 1390 WLAN to the MAC address list in the wireless router.
Check the TCP/IP properties of the 1390 WLAN card the Internet protocol should not have a fixed IP address, set it to Obtain an IP address automatically including the DNS.
Use the Ipconfig command to see the IP configuration of the network cards.
Use the Ping command to see if you can communicate with wireless router.
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
Broadcom is not wireless, but the normal ethernet controller.
You should go to intel / your laptop manufactuer website and download the appropriate drivers.
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
Uninstall the existing drivers in device manager (RH click on my computer, go to manage, device manager.)
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R174292&SystemID=INS_PNT_PM_1525&servicetag=&os=WLH&osl=en&deviceid=15680&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=1&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=1&libid=5&fileid=236824 (PASTE THIS LINK INTO YOU BROWSER)
Hard Drive Installation (via WinZip) with Setup.exe File for R174292.exe
1.Click Download Now, to download the file.
2.When the File Download window appears, click Save (Windows XP
users will click Save) this program to disk and click OK. The Save In:
3.From the Save In: field, click the down arrow then click to
select Desktop and click Save. The file will download to your desktop.
4.If the Download Complete window appears, click Close. The file
icon appears on your desktop.
1.Double-click the new icon on the desktop labeled R174292.exe.
2.The Self-Extracting window appears and prompts you to extract or
unzip to C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R174292. Write down this path so the executable (I.e.
Setup.exe) file can be found later.
3.The Self-Extractor window appears.
5.After completing the file extraction, if the Self-Extractor
window is still open, close it.
6.Click the Start button and then click Run.
7.Type C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R174292 in the Open textbox and then click OK.
8.Follow the on-screen installation instructions.
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
to turn on press the FN button and the F2 button at the same time and you will see the wireless light go on. then you will find a wireless signal.
hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 11, 2010
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