Can not connect to the internet and wireless does not come up

By skoscielak
Aug 30, 2011
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  1. Had to do a restore (used the Dell XP disk that came with the laptop) on my Dell E1705.

    Every thing went fine with restore except I can not connect to the internet and wireless does not come up. I tried FN+F2 to enable it but it has no effect.

    Network connection show 1394. When I double click on it, it show connected.

    Also Device Manager does not show a wireless adapter, just the 1394

    Thanks in advance for your help.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,156   +598

    get into the Device Manager and Show All devices.

    a) disable the 1394:: that's the firewire stuff

    b) you'll see your network in yellow or red; you need the OEM drivers that came with the system.
  3. skoscielak

    skoscielak TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 38


    Update. I am a bonehead. I forgot to install the drivers. I loaded the wireless driver and everything is working fine now.

    Side caveat. I loaded 2 different drivers (wireless and wireless/LAN) from the driver’s cd. That screwed up the boot and it would not start.

    I did a system restore to a good known working boot and loaded just the wireless driver. That was the final fix.
  4. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Glad you got it figured out, and it was a simple fix.

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