Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter Issue

  1.    28 Aug 2008 #1
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    Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter Issue

    Let me first start by saying what put me in this position is pure stupidity mixed with a little ignorance. Please, be gentle. I wanted to format but I could not find my vista cds so I just took my XP cd from a past desktop(also Dell). Yes, I see in hind sight that was a bad idea. Nevertheless, I had the Vista cds sent to me from Dell. I formatted back to Vista and saw that a driver was not functioning. I sent my computer through the gauntlet of the dell diagnostics that took a little over an hour and nothing was found wrong. I continued to use the drivers online and on the vista cd to reinstall the "Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter" driver. Nothing seems to work.

    I do not know if this helps, but it did work in the past, I have had the laptop for roughly a year.

    I believe this is used for wireless internet, since that is the only thing not working. There is a way for me to "turn on the wireless internet,"using Function+F2, but when I use that combination like I have in the past, the light does not light up next to Caps Lock and Scroll Lock, etc.. Please, if anything needs clarification, I will gladly answer any questions. I know the answer will be simple, but I just don't know it. Thanks.

    I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook. Everything I have complained about I was able to do before I chose to format with XP and it came pre-installed from Dell. I can connect through the internet, but only through a wired connection.
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  2.    28 Aug 2008 #2
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    Re: Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter Issue

    When I changed my laptop it came with Vista, when I tried to use my Broadcom adaptor the monitoring tool that used to sit in the bottom bar is no longer there as it was under XP.
    It looks as if the monitoring tool is not supported under Vista.
    The adaptor still works though, just disable your internal wireless card if you have one and the computer should automatically display the new Broadcom connection in your network settings.
    Hope this helps
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  3.    28 Aug 2008 #3
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    Re: Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter Issue

    Try this- your driver should be in this lot

    ASUSTeK Computer INC. Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter Driver
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  4.    13 Jan 2009 #4
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    Re: Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter Issue

    Hi thebiceCage, were you able to fix this issue?
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  5.    09 Jun 2011 #5
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    Re: Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter Issue

    Hi, my laptop lately has had many problems so i decided to do a whole reboot of the system. After reinstalling the OS etc I proceeded to trying to connect to the internet. I noticed that the light for the wifi wasn't lit and I attempted to switch it on and it doesn't work. So I went into the "Network and Sharing Center" and it says that I'm having a problem with the "Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter". I'm not good with computers/laptops so I have no idea what to do to fix the problem.
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  6.    08 Mar 2013 #6
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    Re: Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter Issue

    Hi. I think I'm having exactly the same problems -- namely, the bad news that happens when you wipe the OS and then try to come back to it later.

    I wiped the OS and replaced it with Ubuntu before I realized I had the restore disks. Then I found the factory restore disks, and re-installed Vista, and everything seems to have restored nicely except for the WiFi. I've tried everything I can think of and find -- when I Google the driver, every link shows up visited.

    Oh ye mighty vista dwellers -- help?
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Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter Issue

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