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Wireless problem in Dell® Inspiron Mini 10 (1012)

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Information on common errors that come across with the wireless network in Dell® Inspiron Mini 10 (1012) and related important guidelines to fix these issues.

A Dell® Inspiron Mini 10 (1012) is a laptop with multiple features and it is also very easy and simple to use. The wireless adapter in Dell® Inspiron Mini 10 (1012) usually is already installed with latest updated drivers. The wireless connection in this laptop enables wireless connection ON, the broadcast name is generally SSID, which is kept ON, the channel through which it operates is 6 and many other settings are done to install the wireless connection network. But also there are certain problems that can arise if the user enters a wrong information. While installing the drivers or setting up the wireless connection it is very important to remember and enter the Security encryption code correctly that usually contains 17 characters. There are a number of problems like the acceptance of the encryption code, the security settings may change automatically and you may lose connections due to pre-shared keys, etc.

The main guidelines to resolve the basic problems that come in wireless network connection are:

  • Replacing wireless network adapter
  • Amend wireless channel
  • Update firmware or network adapter driver

Replacing wireless network adapter

With replacement of your Wi-Fi network adaptor, you can avoid the problems occurring in your network. Wireless network signals have to be transformed to and from your system. Many a times problem occur because the system cannot drive signals to the router. You need to replace Dell® Inspiron Mini 10 (1012) card-based wireless network adopter along with the USB adapter that acts as an external antenna. This will sort out your connection issues.

Amend wireless channel

Wireless routers have the ability to broadcast on more than a few different channels. Learn to change your wireless router’s conduit through you network connector’s configuration page to know whether the signal strength has become stronger. Here, you don’t have to change the configuration of your laptop as it will mechanically find out a new channel.

Update firmware or network adapter driver

Updating the network adapters or firmware will also help sorting out the problems on Wi-Fi network connection of your laptop. Router manufacturers constantly keep making improvements in their channels. These amendments gives and efficient performance. With the driver updates, the reliability and performance is enhanced which contributes positively to the network connections.


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