Author Box
Articles Categories
All Categories
Articles Resources

What to Do If Your Dell Laptop's Wireless Is Not Working

April 18, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 222

Wireless connection problems may strike your Dell laptop any time of the day or night. Needless to say, you need immediate help to fix them and get your Dell laptop back on the wireless network. Here is a Dell computer support guide for you. It will help you easily fix your wireless connection problems.


Make sure that you have an active internet connection. Make a LAN connection to your Dell laptop and connect to the internet. Check if the internet works or not. If it does not, diagnose your internet connection. Contact your ISP (internet service provider) if you are unable to fix the network problem by yourself. If the internet connection works alright, follow the below mentioned steps.

Click the Start button and point to Control Panel. When in Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools. Look for Services and double-click it. When in the Services window, look for Wireless Zero Certificate, right-click it, and select Properties. When in Properties, click to select Automatic from the drop-down menu beside Startup type. If it is already set to Automatic, don't worry and simply reselect it. When done, click the Apply button and then OK to exit the Properties window.

Navigate to Control Panel and double-click Network Connection or Network & Sharing Center (whichever you see there). Look for your wireless network connection, right-click it and select Enable. Again, right-click the wireless connection and point to Properties. Highlight the Wireless Networks tab and make sure that the box beside Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings is checked. If it is not, do the needful. Click the OK button to exit Properties. Close all the windows and restart your computer. Reconnect to the wireless network and check whether it works or not. Skip to next step if the problem lingers.

Click the Start button and point to Run. When in the Run dialog box, type 'cmd' and click the OK button. It will open up the Command Prompt window. Type 'ipconfig /release' (without quotes and as is) and hit the Enter key on the keyboard. In case you see an 'access denied' error message, exit the window. Log off your computer and log back in as an administrator. Open Command Prompt and run the command again. When done, type 'ipconfig /renew' and hit the Enter key. This will renew the IP address of your wireless connection. When done, type 'ipconfig /flushdns' and hit Enter. Exit the window and restart your computer. When done, reconnect to your wireless connection and check back. If the problem persists, skip to next step.

Open Command Prompt again. Type 'netsh winsock reset' and hit Enter. You may also type 'netsh winsock reset catalog' instead of the previous command. When done, you will see a message like 'successfully reset the Winsock catalog, restart your computer'. Restart your computer. When done, reconnect to your wireless network and check back. If the problem lingers, reopen Command Prompt and type 'netsh int ip reset reset.log'. Hit the Enter key to execute the command. When prompted, reboot your computer.

If you get a 'radio disabled' error message after replacing the power jack in your Dell laptop, try this method. Click Start and point to Run. Type 'regedit' in the Run window and hit Enter. When in Windows Registry Editor, branch out HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE by clicking the + button next to it. Navigate to Software> Microsoft> Windows> CurrentVersion> Run. Under Run, check if you see any third-party LAN MANAGER entry. If there is any, delete it. Now navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER> Software> Microsoft> Windows> CurrentVersion> Run. Under Run, check for LAN MANAGER entries and remove if there is any.

Other than these methods, make sure that you are using the right channel number for your wireless connection. Open your web browser and visit the Dell website. Navigate to Drivers and Downloads section and look for the driver file of your Dell laptop model. Download the driver file and save it to your computer when prompted. Exit the browser window and go to Downloads folder or to the place where you saved the file. Open and execute it. If it is a zipped file, unzip its contents to another folder and save it. Thereafter, open and execute the file. Follow the on-screen prompts and update drivers of your Dell laptop. Reboot your computer afterwards. Check back, if the wireless connection works or not.

The Author of this article is associated with V tech-squad Inc, V tech-squad Inc. is a cloud based technical support provider to consumers and small businesses. if you have any problem while performing the above steps and need technical assistance for Dell tech support, You can reach V tech-squad online technical support at their Toll Free No +1-877-452-9201.

About V tech-squad Inc.

V tech-squad Inc. is a cloud based online technical support provider to consumers and small businesses. V tech-squad provides support to users for issues with their PCs, Mac's, Tablets, Phones such as iPhone and Blackberry and devices such as MP3 players, Printers, Scanners, Fax, Wireless networking gear, Netflix, Roku boxes and TVs. With an obsessive focus on quality and building technical expertise, V tech-squad continues to maintain an issue resolution rate of more than 90%. V tech-squad's credibility has been tested by more than 10,000 customers. Currently V tech-squad provides support services to consumers and small businesses in United States. For more information on V tech-squad, Inc. visit

Source: EzineArticles
Was this Helpful ?

Rate this Article

Article Tags:

Wireless Connection Problems


Dell Laptops


Dell Laptop S Wireless Is Not Working

Teenage rebellion is easier to tolerate in book or film form. Take a look back at some of the most well known and loved "coming of age" stories set in boarding schools.

By: Harvey McEwan l Arts & Entertainment l July 10, 2012 lViews: 445

An important thing you have to consider before working out is having a pair of great training shoes. You cannot immediately undergo any physical training wearing inappropriate footwear. If you do so,

By: Steve Hill l Recreation & Sports l July 10, 2012 lViews: 349

Granite is one natural stone that is used for several purposes from dimension stone to countertops to sculptures. The use of granite for building the temples and monuments was initiated millions

By: Steve L Patterson l Arts & Entertainment l July 10, 2012 lViews: 298

Up to 65,000 H-1B visas for new employment may be issued each fiscal year (FY) for professional workers, including medical providers. In general, a person who already has an H-1B and applies for

By: Ann Badmus l Arts & Entertainment l July 10, 2012 lViews: 308

Beside coin shooting, gold detecting or the many other things you can do with your metal detector. There is a large group of people who take their metal detector out looking for old stuff. Not just

By: Candy L Lindsey l Recreation & Sports l July 07, 2012 lViews: 293

Many people want to be writers and you may be one of them. In order to make your dream occupation a reality, you need to have a plan. You also need to work on this plan constantly. These tips from a

By: Harriet Hodgson l Writing & Speaking l July 06, 2012 lViews: 439

Have you ever needed portable power in a hurry? Temporary rental generators can help produce the power you need.

By: Todd Deall Computers & Technologyl June 06, 2012 lViews: 138

Technological expertise and talent are extremely valuable to many areas of modern industry. Hiring for this kind of skill often requires a special agency to match applicants with the right companies.

By: Jessica Lanel Computers & Technologyl June 06, 2012 lViews: 128

Computer issues can be tricky. Sometimes they can just happen without any warning. Issues may arise due to a power surge, a hardware failure, a virus, etc.

By: Daniel C Zical Computers & Technologyl June 05, 2012 lViews: 138

Information Technology is indeed one of the most fascinating and promising industries across the world. The rapid growth of this field is as a result of the roles played by the software development

By: Walt Generes Soltl Computers & Technologyl June 03, 2012 lViews: 154

CRM Customer Relationship Management plays an important part of any business and organization. With automation of every aspect of a business organization CRM is being automated too.

By: Neetu Jawlel Computers & Technologyl June 03, 2012 lViews: 163

Payroll Software is the most efficient and effective means of managing the financial accounts of an organization. The Payroll Software is basically a tool which handles, salary, bonuses, rewards,

By: Neetu Jawlel Computers & Technologyl June 03, 2012 lViews: 142

When you are online, the entire worldwide web seems to be watching you. Visit a website and you will start receiving newsletters, promotional emails from a stream of different websites that you never

By: Gaurav Srivastaval Computers & Technology > Spyware and Virusesl April 16, 2012 lViews: 213

  Your personal digital collection includes a horde of photos, songs, videos, documents, and programs among other things that you access and/or run every day on your computer. At the same time, you

By: Gaurav Srivastaval Computers & Technology > Data Recoveryl April 13, 2012 lViews: 202

If McAfee Total Protection 2012 came pre-installed with your computer, you need not install it further. Also, you will see a McAfee icon on your desktop screen or in the system tray.

By: Gaurav Srivastaval Computers & Technology > Spyware and Virusesl April 12, 2012 lViews: 303

Make sure that you enter each and every piece of information correctly wherever required. Select your custom features and configure the settings. When done, reboot your computer and get going.

By: Gaurav Srivastaval Computers & Technology > Spyware and Virusesl April 12, 2012 lViews: 348

This article describes some of the common HP printer error codes that might appear when using an HP printer. Since these error codes can occur despite of your best efforts, you must know how to

By: Gaurav Srivastaval Computers & Technology > Hardwarel April 12, 2012 lViews: 231

McAfee Internet Security 2012, as the name suggest is an internet security-based antivirus program. It is an answer to all your digital security worries when shopping online, checking monthly bank

By: Gaurav Srivastaval Computers & Technology > Spyware and Virusesl April 11, 2012 lViews: 468

Discuss this Article

comments powered by Disqus