Solved how to make broadcom wireless g work with vista

Nvidia / Awrdacpi
September 19, 2014 at 03:35:18
Specs: windows xp pro, 2 gig
used to have win xp pro wireless worked fine on my dell latitude D-505 laptop upgraded to windows vista business
everthings good but now know wireless.it says it working
but its not.dont think theres a driver made for it.

Davidw


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September 20, 2014 at 19:50:00
OK, good that it reinstalled. A couple of other things to try....

Are you sure the wireless adapter is enabled? Try pressing Fn+F2, that will toggle it ON or OFF.

Go to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center. On the left side, click Change Adapter settings. Is the wireless adapter listed there? If it is, click on it & try the selections on the toolbar.



#1
September 19, 2014 at 05:30:07
Are you sure your laptop uses Broadcom wireless? Did you check Device Manager?

http://www.dell.com/downloads/us/pr...


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#2
September 19, 2014 at 05:35:05
This program will find one if it is available. NOTE: It is Ad-supported, don't install the extras.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://slimdrivers.com/


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#3
September 19, 2014 at 06:11:46
thats what it has in it and the laptop is seeing it in device mananger

Davidw


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#4
September 19, 2014 at 07:50:37
used and it found and installed a dell driver from slimline but it still wont work but ty

Davidw

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#5
September 19, 2014 at 12:36:27
I would go to the Dell drivers and downloads site and get your driver there. They make it relatively easy, as you just need to enter your Dell service tag and it'll look up the drivers for you. Your service tag is probably on the bottom of your laptop somewhere. It's usually a 7 character alphanumeric code located on a sticker.

EDIT:
I looked up that model and it looks like only XP and Win2k are supported. You may have to purchase a USB wireless adapter if you want to use wifi.

~winipcfg

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#6
September 19, 2014 at 14:27:04
thats exactly what it told me i just thought maybe someone new of a work around other that the usb but if i have to do it that way i will purchase anewer 1 that has wireless n also cause when i wireless g router dies it will be replaced with wireless n

Davidw


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#7
September 20, 2014 at 07:36:57
"thats what it has in it and the laptop is seeing it in device mananger"

Then the wireless driver is already installed. Is the wireless icon being displayed in the notification area (next to the clock)?

https://housing.asu.edu/sites/defau...

If not, do you have Windows setup to show all icons?

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...

http://ecross.mvps.org/howto/hide-o...

And if you decide to upgrade to a wireless N-router, be aware that it will either have to be dual band (G+N) or you will have to manually configure it to run in G-mode only for your G-devices(which defeats the purpose of having an N-router).


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#8
September 20, 2014 at 11:44:37
ok i guess my hopes are gone not even for a replacemeant card that would work

Davidw


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#9
September 20, 2014 at 16:43:44
You're not telling us everything we need to know, so I'm going to ask numerous questions to see if we can get to the bottom of this...

You said the wireless is shown in Device Manager & I assume if your right click on it, then click Properties, it says "This device is working properly"? If that's correct, what does it say when you hover over the wireless icon in the notification area? If you click on it, does it show a list of wireless networks that are available? Does it show that it's connected? Did you ever enter your network passphrase? What happens when you attempt to use Internet Explorer? Have you plugged the laptop into your modem or router & run Windows Update to make sure you have SP2, the latest compatible version of IE, plus all the latest & greatest fixes?

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#10
September 20, 2014 at 17:42:26
i get no icon for wireless in notification area even thou ive i unchecked hide in active icons.it does the device is working properly.plugged in to router it works fine.when i try uunplugged from router it says it cant find a internet connection.i do have service pack 2.i also have all except a couple of updates that stopped the lastest couple something about security on net framework that killed screen savor so i removed them.but it didnt work with those installed.hopefully i answered your questions riider

Davidw


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#11
September 20, 2014 at 18:04:57
Go to Device Manager, right click on the wireless network entry, then click Uninstall (including drivers). Reboot & see what happens.

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#12
September 20, 2014 at 18:17:52
ok will do let you know what happens.

Davidw


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#13
September 20, 2014 at 18:40:52
did that re booted it reinstalled the driver still not showing icon in notification area.

Davidw


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#14
September 20, 2014 at 19:50:00
✔ Best Answer
OK, good that it reinstalled. A couple of other things to try....

Are you sure the wireless adapter is enabled? Try pressing Fn+F2, that will toggle it ON or OFF.

Go to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center. On the left side, click Change Adapter settings. Is the wireless adapter listed there? If it is, click on it & try the selections on the toolbar.


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#15
September 21, 2014 at 09:28:44
no change adapter settings but when i unplugged wired connection now i have wireless icon and right clicked on that pressed connect it ask for pin which i entered and it came up with my connection.but when it try to configure it it says it cant connect would i like to connect to another network to click here.plus i am seeing other networks listed in networks near me.i guess maybe i almost there

Davidw


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#16
September 21, 2014 at 09:34:37
i just click on it again and there was a message about not configuring just connect me or something clicked on that now im connected YEAH buut no icon at bottom again.

Davidw


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#17
September 21, 2014 at 10:36:26
You mean this whole time you were trying to get the wireless working while you were hardwired?

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#18
September 21, 2014 at 12:52:39
i unplugged on several ocassions but wasnt having any luck wtth it connecting so i would plug it back in

Davidw

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#19
September 21, 2014 at 14:41:18
Make sure the hidden icons setting hasn't suddenly invoked itself - it can happen.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#20
September 21, 2014 at 15:45:59
will do lol it might have ty

Davidw


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#21
September 22, 2014 at 10:17:30
nope the only icon i have wirelees or hardwired is the normal 2 screen icon

Davidw


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#22
September 22, 2014 at 15:13:37
Is there any option for a tray icon within the controls for the device? Sometimes there is a check box.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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