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Alienware m17x r3 Wifi Issue

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March 1, 2013 11:29:24 PM

I have a Dell Alienware m17x r3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


I previously posted here saying that I couldn't find the internet driver for my laptop. After hours and hours of trying to figure it out, i plugged in my Ethernet chord from my desktop and I had Internet, but NO WIFI. I did an windows update and this happned.

http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz351/pianopeter55/I...

It failed

Then I contacted Dell and had them send me a CD for the drivers. They sent me a Manufacturer CD will all the Drivers.
Every driver installed properly except the WIFI!!!!

I ran a program called Speccy and it said this about the WIFI

http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz351/pianopeter55/I...

It says WIFI is not enabled!??

There are NO wifi buttons on my Laptop, ive turned on everything to my knoldowge, even went into teh BIOS and it says WIFI is enabled..


HOW DO I ENABLE WIFI????????????



NO WIFI ON THE KEYBOARD F KEYS

NO WIFI SWITCH ON THE COMPUTER ANYWARE
March 1, 2013 11:47:13 PM

Fn Key + F3 on my alienware is the Enable/Disable wifi combo, does your have that or similar
March 1, 2013 11:55:00 PM

Yeah, the Fn key + whatever F number has the little wireless antenna icon. I guess it's F3 based on the above.

Alternatively, you can enable the device in network adapter settings, it might be disabled. However, the Fn key combo should work for this.

Lastly, some BIOSs have settings for your miniPCI (or wireless) ports, you could check that if the above does not work.
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March 2, 2013 12:08:05 AM

kitsunestarwind said:
Fn Key + F3 on my alienware is the Enable/Disable wifi combo, does your have that or similar



There is NO wifi on any of the WIFI keys
March 2, 2013 12:08:34 AM

There is NO wifi on any of the WIFI keys
March 2, 2013 12:09:28 AM

There is NO wifi on any of the WIFI keys
March 2, 2013 12:13:24 AM

OK did you try the other option I suggested??
March 2, 2013 12:14:21 AM

tigerg said:
OK did you try the other option I suggested??



I didnt understand, can you explain again please!?
March 2, 2013 12:16:18 AM

Uh.. its only up a few posts..... Can you enable the device in the network adapter settings?

Network and Sharing Center.... change adapter settings....... tell us what you see.
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