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Help with wifi!

Postby sbohdan » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:57 am

So I just bought an Intel wifi link 5300 wifi card for my Dell M1530 laptop and it doesn't work. It shows that everything is fine in the device manager but the wifi icon in the tray shows no wifi card. I tried to uninstall, reinstall the drivers but nothing worked and I have no idea what else to do. The wifi does work if I get the other wifi card I have in my other dell XPS M1530 but this card does the ssame in both laptops. The card is brand new and is the second I bought that does the same. The first one I thought was deffective but I don't suppose 2 new cards from different vendors would be faulty. Any ideas?
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Re: Help with wifi!

Postby sbohdan » Tue Mar 03, 2015 3:45 am

No help? :(
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Re: Help with wifi!

Postby KnightRid » Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:34 am

Weird.

Only things i can suggest are things you probably did - install fresh drivers from intel's website, check power management to make sure it is not in a low power state or off and check to make sure the wifi is actually turned on, on the laptop.

http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads ... on.505220/

Wow, maybe the card isn't very good :( I would try the stuff i said above and if it doesnt work, maybe try a different card....hopefully the drivers or power state will work though
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Re: Help with wifi!

Postby sbohdan » Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:52 pm

Nope. When I put in the card from the other Dell I have, that one works. This card doesn't work in the other laptop also (I have 2 same XPS M1530's). I just can't believe 2 different cards from 2 different vendors I ordered would be broken. It is a possibility though.
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Re: Help with wifi!

Postby sbohdan » Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:47 am

An update: I have a spare, old SATA 2,5" HDD, so I just put that one in and installed windows 7 Home premium 64 with the new wifi card inside it. Guess what? Works perfect, so the whole issue is windows related. Now can anyone tell me what prevents the intel wifi link 5300agn from working, when I replace the intel wifi link 4965agn that was in the laptop previously? The same happened to me with my kids Acer netbook and then I also thought it was a faulty wifi card. It seems the damn windows does something. Is there any way to correct this, so I don't have to reinstall windows on my laptop with all apps and games on it just to fix the wifi card issue?
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Re: Help with wifi!

Postby sbohdan » Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:05 am

I can't believe nobody knows what the problem is? I used to get good advice on this forum :(
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Re: Help with wifi!

Postby KnightRid » Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:55 am

Sorry for the lack of help :(

I am thinking it still has to do with the drivers. I would remove the wifi card, remove the drivers, run ccleaner and remove any registry entries that are remaining or you can search the registry if you are confident in doing that without messing it up, then install the new card and let windows boot and see if it installs the proper drivers. If not try installing manually.

Only other thing is the power state setting that seems to set itself on for some reason and then the card does not work.
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Re: Help with wifi!

Postby sbohdan » Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:29 pm

Thanks, will try all this and report back.
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Re: Help with wifi!

Postby sbohdan » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:03 am

Tried all to no avail. I can't believe I have to save all my stuff of the laptop, reinstall windows and all programs just to have the stupid wifi card work! I can't also believe nobody knows any solutions to this, since it seems like a common problem. I have so much stuff on that laptop, it would take me about 5-6 hours to reinstall and reconfigure everything back as it was... just to have a stupid wireless card work! Shame on microsoft and intel!
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Re: Help with wifi!

Postby sbohdan » Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:28 pm

Nobody?!
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Re: Help with wifi!

Postby sbohdan » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:24 am

So nobody appeared to be able to give me any advice on this forum, so I figured it out myself and am sharing the sulution to the above problem:

As I described it before, non of the wifi cards worked in one of my laptops (they all worked in the other one). I tried to uninstall and install over and over from device manager, cleaning after with 5 different driver and registry cleaners but nothing helped. Finaly I have gone into safe mode and when I opened the device manager, under the "network adapters" section, there was the Ethernet adapter + there was a hundred + "microsoft 4 to 6 adapters. Now these did not appear in regular windows, so since I had nothing to loose, I just uninstalled them all. Took me about 10min. to do it all. After it was done, I ran 2 registry and driver cleaners and shut down the laptop. I installed one of the wifi cards and... lo and behold: it just worked!

Wow! I was about to give up after struggleing for a month and ordering 3 different wifi cards, thinking after the first two, that they were broken. Finaly I realized it couldn't be the cards but I was realy reluctant to have to save everything of my laptop and reinstall windows and ALL the drivers, apps etc. just to have the damn wifi card work. I knew there must be a solution but Have not found anything on google and got no help on this forum eighter. So here it is :supz:
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Re: Help with wifi!

Postby KnightRid » Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:22 am

Thanx for the solution! Always amazes me when something like this happens where it is a goofy Windows problem that causes it. I shouldn't say amazes, maybe disheartens is better since all the raving about Windows 10 going on ;)
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Re: Help with wifi!

Postby sbohdan » Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:19 am

Tell me about it! The solution finaly was very simple but it was pretty frustrating to get there. And it shouldn't be. Installing a stupid wi-fi card shouldn't require a computer technician's skills. Imagine, having the same problem, when changing a graphics card or a couple of RAM sticks! I think this is a major goof-up on part of microsoft. They should be concentrating on fixing these kind of bugs, instead of how to better spy on people!
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Laptop: Dell XPS 1530 (T9500; 4GB 800 RAM; 120GB Crucial SSD; 8600GT; WIN7 64bit)
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