Dell Wireless WLAN Card has stopped Working [Solved/Closed]

Ask a question Eddie - Last answered on May 28, 2014 at 02:45 AM by kryptonsamsung
my Dell Wireless WLAN card wireless network controller stopped working and was closed" This pops up when I turn on my comp. Its a dell 1520 inspiron with vista home . Any ideas on how to fix?
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I had this same problem with my Dell XPS. Chances are you computer has the same problem. If you haven't fixed it yet I have some problem solvers for you.

1. You're not running the latest drivers. (Easy installation)
2. It may not be your WLAN Card at all. It could be that your laptop is overheating and your computer responds to save your motherboard from overheating. Your card might just stop working because of this.

Where is your laptop located? On a desk or some sort of flat surface?
Do you have a fan running underneath it?
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Squaw- May 28, 2011 at 05:04 PM
The driver update is the most likely thing to fix it.
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hi! I have discovered that sometimes, disabling the network adapter then re-enabling and re-entering the wep/psk key can restore it.
Doubtful- Apr 20, 2010 at 08:59 AM
what if the network adapter does not appear in the network connections?
Russ- Jun 18, 2011 at 07:57 AM
Yes this works - thanks
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i using dell studio 1450 and find out that having the same problem where my WLAN will automatically disconnected intermediately. Any one had solve this problem?
saurabh- May 5, 2010 at 02:07 PM
yes I have the same problem
the dude- Aug 2, 2010 at 12:36 PM
My dw1525 disconnects constantly.... brand new dell, I wish it had a ethernet port
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just had the same problem with a sony vaio, replaced the card and its all ok now.
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hi eddie, I am having the same problem with my dell 1525 inspiron. my internet will not work at all and that same message about the WLAN card keeps popping up. did you ever fix it? if so how? thanks
Silvercode- Sep 23, 2010 at 08:48 AM
Also check if you are running firewall software on your laptop - if so, turn it off and see if that helps things.
My wireless problem is that it takes about 3 connect/disconnect attempts manually to find the wireless router sitting 5 ft away. I tethered with my iPhone and it works fine on the first try - so I'm pretty sure its my drivers. I'm running windows 7.
Problem is - it won't let me update the drivers. I tried through Dell, and through the device drivers update screen with the same result - a message saying something about unable to update drivers try troubleshooting. Any ideas?
nika- Nov 27, 2012 at 11:56 PM
how exactly do I reinstall after uninstalling when there is no netwok connection??
Bishop- Jan 31, 2014 at 05:38 AM
Manual radio was my problem.
damian- Mar 2, 2014 at 01:18 PM
Hey my latop goes on but the screen is black and the wlan light is iurning white and Orange what must I do
kryptonsamsung 1Posts Wednesday May 28, 2014Registration date May 28, 2014 Last seen - May 28, 2014 at 02:45 AM
same problem I am facing when u give a new name to the network it detects it and next day again its gone my network name not awalable on near by wifi networl im using 1525 too.
please help all updates to the driver done.

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