M11x Wifi Issue

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  1. Ensoniq

    Ensoniq Newbie

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    Just receieved my M11x in today and did a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate. I have tried to use the Intel drivers suppplied by Dell on their website and the drivers supplied off Intel's website but neither of them will work. Has anyone else run into this issue after having done a clean install?
     
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    abusedbunny Notebook Consultant

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    are you sure the wifi adapter is on
     
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    Yep, the Alienware OSD shows it as being on
     
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    Are you sure you have the Intel 5100 and not the the Dell wireless card?
     
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    I've the same exact issue.

    Clean install of Win7Pro, everything but the wifi drivers (either from dell or intel) load up. I get a 'hardware not compatible' error message.

    I've installed via the exe as well as a manual (Have disk) and notta. Very frustrating.
     
  6. DR650SE

    DR650SE The Whiskey Barracuda

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    Are you guys sure you have the wireless enabled in the BIOS. It needs to be enabled prior to istalling the drivers. Also like SVTSnake stated. Make sure your using the right wifi drivers from the dell site as there are two differant ones.
     
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    My wired/wireless options are enable via the BIOS.

    I've reinstalled the intel chipset drivers/files and use the drivers brought up via my service tag.

    Under device manager it's listed at 'Other Devices' 'Network Controllers'

    This blows.
     
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    BatBoy NBR Community Moderator

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    When you enter your Service Tag the page displays the list of drivers for the model - not for your exact configuration.

    You need to check your invoice and find the wi-fi card line to determine the card or you can check here (you will need to input your service tag, click on the original configuration tab):

    http://support.dell.com/support/top...fo/details?c=us&cs=2684&l=en&s=pub&~ck=anavml

    Look for the wireless entry.
     
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    Ninja mod is quick :confused:
     
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