Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 1501 Laptop ?

How to turn on the wireless on a dell inspiron 1501

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I just spent 6 hours the other day repairing this exact same laptop for my friend, should have taken an hour,hopefully you have right clicked on the network adapter and enabled it in the device manager,everything appears to be installed correctly but its not,,open the flap on the bottom of the laptop,square door 2 phillips screws,physically look at your wireless card to see witch one it is write down the mdl no.probably broadcom but maybe intel pro, makesure,dont just trust the dell support site and type in your service tag and take what they give you.,also there is a update at the amd web site for this processor to help resolve this problem,uninstall your network adapter completley,check add remove programs for broadcom software,uninstall it,(or intel witch ever one you have)restart check the control panel make sure its gone,change the view when your in there sometimes it hides.get the amd update install it ,restart,go to the dell support site type in service tag,go to drivers an software over on the right of the screen where it lists all your drivers ,learn more about drivers and the order to install them,read it ,go back to the driver page ,if i remember correctly there were three or four downloads for broadcom wireless ,a couple for intel ,and ricoh, i dont know why so many options for a single service tag,usually dell,is pretty good..i fix 3 or 4 laptops a week ,been doing this for a long time(20 years or so)this model with this chip is stubborn,took about 4 tries before it worked ,if you down load the wrong one first it wont work even though it finds the adapter and installs it correctley,and says its working properley,its lieing to you ,uninstall it restart and try it agian changing the order you install the drivers and software,utilities first,network adapter ,then wireless driver last ,i think that was what finally worked,can't exactly remember that was about 5 laptops ago ,good luck
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