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  1. KingKent

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    Hi,
    Just a while ago, i downloaded a set of wireless drivers for my Dell inspiron N5110 laptop computer. I restarted the computer but no wireless icon showed up in the system tray. So off i went to the Device manager - Network adapters and then No wireless adapter found.
    If the adapter is disabled, how can you turn it on? I tried the fn+F2 hotkeys but no change.
    I need Help asap.
    Thanks a lot.
    King
     
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  3. metallica5456

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    Is it turned on in the BIOS? WHats your 7 character service tag for the PC?
     
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    Tried to do an automatic detection of the service to which the browser msg read: the application is not supported by the Windows runtime enviroment. I am going for the BIOS now.
     
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    7 character service tag as well...
     
  6. KingKent

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    I got the service tag: its 8XHYKP1 and i could not find the wireless adapter anywhere in the lists.
     
  7. metallica5456

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    Win 7 or Win 8? I assume you have 7 seeing as u said u couldnt find drivers. There are windows 8 drivers for both Wifi and LAN. Are these the updated drivers you DL'ed?
     
  8. KingKent

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    I actually have the Win 7 ultimate and i downloaded the Dell wireless drivers from their home page.
     
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    post an IPCONFIG /ALL in your next post.

    open a cmd prompt (windows logo key+R then type cmd)

    type IPCONFIG /ALL into the black box and then copy and paste the details here in your next post.
     
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    at first the result of the ipconfig /all was : the command cannot be recognized as an external or internal command. but i did obtain some results:

    C:\Windows\System32>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : roboarch4-PC
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    PPP adapter Internet Everywhere:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Internet Everywhere
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.205.245.35(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 41.202.229.144
    41.202.229.140
    Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 10.11.12.13
    Secondary WINS Server . . . . . . : 10.11.12.14
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 18-03-73-51-CC-A7
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{6B23F381-62FC-4744-BDEC-F6EC4CC6FEC9}:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:9d38:953c:e1:116a:f532:adc(Preferr
    ed)
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::e1:116a:f532:adc%13(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{8CFC2C91-F42B-47BE-9A97-FD307E5D8F22}:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
     
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    go to the network sharing manager and then click on Manage adapters on the left and post a screenshot of it please.
     
  12. KingKent

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    Network sharing center - adapter settings
     
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    start>control panel>network and and sharing center>manage adapters and post a screenshot of the adapters
     
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    I donot know whether u have seen the screen shot or not but it has two features, the Local Area Connection which is unplugged. and my modem network which is the one am using - Internet Everywhere.
     
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    am I to assume that the "internet everywhere" connection is a dialup modem connection?
     
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    yes. I use a USB stick to connect to my ISP provider.
     
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