Some thing is wrong with the installation of the Wireless.
Check careful every thing. Same Model of Dell laptop can come with different
models of Wireless cards.
Try to uninstall all the Wireless Connections in the Device Manager (i.e.,
clean it up), then reboot. It might be that when nothing is there Windows
would install the correct drivers.
Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).
"King Rooster" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> After plugging it directly into my router, via cable, i connected to the
> internet which made me realize that it was my wireless card with the
> Device manager showed no problems, its a broadcom 802.11 multiband
> network adapter, which in the properties said it was working properly. I
> disabled & enabled = nothing. I updated driver = nothing. I uninstalled
> and reinstalled, then had to update driver through Device manager cuz
> adapter was not found (had ! next to it), now it shows different adapter
> (dell wireless 1490 dual band wlan mini-card). Connection is disabled
> and will not enable. Installed drivers from both the dell driver disc &
> dell website. Still will not enable.
> The wifi switch in ON, but I notice that the wifi light is not. Think
> my card is shot?
> King Rooster