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Wifi light quit working and loss of connectivity

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Snowman66, Jul 23, 2009.

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  1. Snowman66

    Snowman66 Thread Starter

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    My wife has a Dell Inspirion E1505. Earlier today the WiFi light quit working and she lost connectivity. It was working earlier in the day. When I got home, I checked Device Manager and everything appears to be functional. I installed a Compact Wireless G USB thingy to get it on the net. Below is the IPCONFIG /ALL, all deives indicate "Media Disconnected". I guess we need to get them connected? how?


    Windows IP Configuration
    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Snow_Laptop
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-39-0E-23-5B
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d46f:4a58:ec90:cd4e%16(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.105(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, July 23, 2009 6:33:03 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, July 24, 2009 6:33:03 PM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 66.76.227.40
    208.180.42.68
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-92-B1-E5-EF
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : pen.apac.dell.com
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controlle
    r
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-B9-5C-61-3F
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e50:866:20b:3f57:fe96(Prefer
    red)
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::866:20b:3f57:fe96%8(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.pen.apac.dell.com
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 13:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{643F409E-3298-4C0F-8252-55F46F90D
    F75}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Is the wireless switch the normal Dell Fn + F2? If the wireless LED doesn't go on the adapter, or a portion of the motherboard, is probably dead. It could also be a bad switch, but this is less likely if the switch is a key combination.
     
  3. Snowman66

    Snowman66 Thread Starter

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    Terry,

    Thanks, that did it, FN+F2. That was too easy. Your a genius.
     
  4. TerryNet

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    You're welcome. :) You can mark this Solved using the button at the upper left of the page.
     
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