Solved dell windows wlan assistant wifi

June 21, 2012 at 08:26:58
Specs: Windows XP
That may look stupid, what network assistant program and options shoud I use to set my laptop to have an access to my WLAN and Internet. I have completely re-installed windows XP Pro (SP2) on this laptop and I have a wifi network at home, with a known SSID and a WAP encryption key available, that works correctly on the PC I am currently running on ... Up to now, I cannot make a link between this laptop to my home wlan ... Please be precise on what to do exactely (really not an expert regarding networks, thanks !)

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#1
June 21, 2012 at 11:39:58
You did not mention make and model of your laptop.
So have you installed all the drivers, that came with your laptop, to support all the hardware, especially the WiFi?

You need to install all the drivers, cause some of them, especially the chipset driver is needed, to let the OS recognize alot of the hardware of your laptop.
Then you are prompted to provide the drivers for some of the newly recognized hardware.


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#2
June 21, 2012 at 13:30:08
Many thanks for this quick answer !
"You did not mention make and model of your laptop."
Dell Precision M6300 Windows XP Pro SP2, purchased around 2008. I have re-installed my system from the CDs I have received with it. I haven't be prompted for any other CDs, althought I have received also the Dell Drivers and Utilities. Must I use it, and how ?
In facts, the wifi button light never flashes, (as does the hard disk), althouth my wifi network works fine ...

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#3
June 21, 2012 at 16:38:01
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The Dell Drivers and Utilities is the right way.
Simply insert the CD into your CD/DVD drive.
Normally the CD will autostart and offer you options to install the drivers for your Laptop.

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