Wireless adapter acting weird Tags: Dell Inspiron Wireless Adapter Windows XP Last response: September 21, 2012 8:29 AM in Windows XP Share desidud September 11, 2012 10:29:57 AM Hello, i have dell inspiron 1545, OS win XP-sp3. for past one week my wireless adapter is not working at all. its acting kinds weird. i have updated the driver but still the problem exists. when i power on laptop my wireless icon on bottom right corner is there with a cross over it. it gives a pop up saying "wireless network detected" when i click the icon the w/l config windows says "no wireless networks were found in range" although i have w/l networks in my vicinity including the one that i use to connect to. when i disable my w/l adapter and then enable it from the network connections window it gives this "connection failed" and then my w/l adapter disappears. in the device manager, under network adapter it shows yellow exclamation on my w/l adapter. i have updated the driver from intel website already but still the problem exists. please help. More about : wireless adapter acting weird | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove PhilFrisbie September 11, 2012 8:31:26 PM The wireless may have failed. You can try a USB wireless adapter. | Report abuse desidud September 12, 2012 8:35:37 PM will try usb and test. | Report abuse ktownmike September 12, 2012 11:19:28 PM Just had this problem move to me, level 2 for a lifebook t4220. Uninstalled the wireless programs, deleted the wireless from devices and rebooted, windows installed the old driver and now all is good. | Report abuse desidud September 21, 2012 8:29:08 AM ktownmike said:Just had this problem move to me, level 2 for a lifebook t4220. Uninstalled the wireless programs, deleted the wireless from devices and rebooted, windows installed the old driver and now all is good. i tried that. doesnt work. i think my built-in w/l adapter is toasted | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Windows XP>Wireless adapter acting weird> Related ressources: ForumMy wireless adapter is acting weird . ForumS-Video Output from new laptop acting weird question... ForumMy display acting weird , please help ForumWeird wireless adapter problem ForumNew MATX computer acting weird ForumWeird issues with internet connection at times.. ForumUSB adapter vs PCI e Cards (USB WINS WTF) ForumI just got me new monitor and it's acting weird :'( ForumWireless adapter crashes until computer restarted. ForumSons desktop wireless acting up ForumWindows is Acting Strange Forummouse acting weird in XP ForumX6 core acting as one core ForumPCMCIA slots need more power??? HELP! ForumWireless icon ForumConfigure XP to share internet connection with E1000 wireless router ForumApple wireless keyboard Forum[Solved] Local area connection adapter driver failure Forum1394 Net Adapter ForumFound New Hardware alert when I open wireless More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !