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Trouble with Inspiron 6000 with Intel PROSet/Wireless

Posted on 2006-07-20
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Someone from another office recently quit and their laptop was sent here to be used.  I was told to do a fresh install, which I did.  I wasn't given the drivers, so I downloaded everything from Dell.  Well, here's my problem.  After installing the Intel PROSet Wireless driver, I've been getting all sorts of problems.

After it finds a network, I click on it and it lists the WAPs it has found.  When I try to scroll over it, I'm unable to.  All of a sudden, the thing keeps searching and the program starts eating up the processor.  The only way to stop the thing is to end the task.

I tried to allow Windows to handle the wireless connection, but there isn't a Wireless Network tab in the Wireless Connection properties.

Any ideas?
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I figured it out.  Just went to the icon on the bottom; right clicked and selected, "Have windows manage Wifi".  Does anyone know what went wrong?
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I've seen many similar problems with wireless adapters that were mainly caused by drivers and utilities that hadn't been properly programmed. Often a different version helps, and usually using the windows zero config utility. But mainly it seems the drivers and tools aren't consistent. Also, with every manufacturer you have to find out first how it is handled, some let you easily switch from legacy mode to the windows mode, with others you spend plenty of time to find such a switch. they just don't take enough time for their programming and they don't keep to any standards!
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Thanks for the response.  I wish they would stick to the standards, would have made things much easier for me and probably a whole bunch of other people.

Seems like the issue is settled.
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