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    Inspiron 15 wifi problem after upgrade to build 1511

    Ran windows update on my dell laptop today and since then I constantly have to refresh the wifi adapter to connect to the internet. I download updated wifi drivers from dell but the problem continued. I also went into the DW Wlan card properties and unchecked "allow the computer to turn off the device to save power".

    Any ideas?

    Edit- Another update was available so I installed it. Maybe it will help.
    Last edited by garfau1; 2015-12-02 at 14:53.

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    Had this happen again yesterday with a customer. Cleared all DNS and Internet settings from PC; reset modem to factory; updated WiFi driver.

    Finally, as usual, uninstalled the driver completely, making sure the "delete software from PC" box was not checked. Upon reboot, the laptop reinstalled the obviously previously-broken WiFi driver software, and all is well. (Always a good idea to either back up the driver first, or download the latest from the manufacturer site, before doing the uninstall from Device Manager.)

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I found a few settings to tweak that I am currently trying .
    If they don't work I will try this.

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    Yeah, skip all the preamble and go straight to the "uninstall/reinstall" part.

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    I uninstalled the Dell WD WLAN in the control panel and then rebooted the pc. When windows rebooted all I had to do was enter the wifi password and I have been connected for 2+ hours.

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