Dell Wireless WLAN Card Wireless Network Controller has stopped working


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I've got Vista Home Premium on my Dell Inspiron 1520.

Every now and then I get this strange message after turning my laptop on:

Dell Wireless WLAN Card Wireless Network Controller has stopped working

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: bcmwltry.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 45f8a9d0
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.0.6001.18000
Fault Module Timestamp: 4791a7a6
Exception Code: c015000f
Exception Offset: 000761b7
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 1060
Additional Information 1: fd00
Additional Information 2: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160
Additional Information 3: fd00
Additional Information 4: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160

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The odd thing is that my internet is still working well.
What do you think is wrong?

Thanks a lot for your help!

Kind regards

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Aleinware Area-51
    core 2 extreme x9000 2.8 Ghz
    4 Gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    (2) Nvidia 8800m GTX in Sli
    Sound Card
    Onboard RealTek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    42" JVC LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p 32 bit
    Hard Drives
    (2) seagate 7200rpm in RAID 0
    (1) maxtor external 1 terabyte firewire
    logitech Anywhere Mouse and built-in touchpad
    a really spiffy backlit one that i can change color ;>)
    Internet Speed


I have updated Avast numerous times since and still get the WLAN pop up at start saying Network Controller Stopped Working,BUT,all is fine with the internet connection???I have tried all the fixes that Google,Microsoft,Avast mention and I STILL GET THIS ANNOYING POP UP AT MANY STARTUPS!!!

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DELL Jimson G

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Hello urlnts,

I am Jimson from the Dell social media outreach team.

We can suggest few checks on your system and then we can determine the casue..

*Please boot into safe mode (tap F8 during start up and select safe mode with networking) and check if the error comes up.

*Please try and remove the wireless card driver and reinstall the update one.

Please follow the Dell link below for Driver downloads.

Please choose your country and service tag of the computer to access.

***** Kindly do not post any personal Identification on the post *******

Thank you,
Jimson George
Certified Dell Community Professional.
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