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  1.    05 Nov 2015 #1
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    Wifi limited connection problem


    Hi,
    I am experiencing Problem with the wifi connectivity after I updated my Dell Inspiron 15 3521. I updated the Dell Wireless 1703 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz) to the latest and tried every steps I could find in the blogs, youtube and communities talk but still couldn't fix the problem.
    Any kind of help will be appreciated.
    Thanks in Advance.
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  2.    06 Nov 2015 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amansundas View Post
    Hi,
    I am experiencing Problem with the wifi connectivity after I updated my Dell Inspiron 15 3521. I updated the Dell Wireless 1703 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz) to the latest and tried every steps I could find in the blogs, youtube and communities talk but still couldn't fix the problem.
    Any kind of help will be appreciated.
    Thanks in Advance.
    Ok. It helps to know if the problem connecting is on Public hotspots or private Wifi. Forget everything you see on Youtube and blogs. As for forums like this. Everything is going to be the same, when it comes to getting answers to your questions.

    That means telling the whole story behind what mfg & model of computer, if it is a Private or Public hotspot, If private, what channel or channels is it set on.

    Really cannot tell you anything more at this point, without the extra information needed. But really you are going to be better by troubleshooting on your end. That may mean even going with a USB adapter with an external antenna.
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  3.    06 Nov 2015 #3
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    Thanks for your concern. I am experiencing this problem with private wifi. Public hotspot seems to be fine.Wireless Status Channel11[2.462GHZ,Upper].. After connecting to the wifi it shows limited. And cant surf the internet. Ethernet is doing fine
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  4.    06 Nov 2015 #4
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1706 (CU build 15063.674)

    I have recently seen that in a friend's laptop. Windows Update has replaced your WLAN driver and it doesn't work properly. Download and install latest driver from manufacturer. If it is an Atheros card, you can also download latest driver from unofficial Czech Qualcomm-Atheros support site. For the latter you will need to know the exact model of your WiFi card. To find out you can use a utility such as Aida64. Then you must hide any WLAN driver updates so Windows Update won't replace it again.

    PS: If no Windows 10 driver is available, try for Windows 8 or 7 or Vista. It should work.
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  5.    06 Nov 2015 #5
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    Get your Gateway out of Channel 11. If Wireless-N and Dual channel capable with 40 Mhz channel Bandwidth. Use Channels 1 & 5.

    You can check what channels other Access Points are set at, by going into Command as an Admin and entering: netsh wlan show all.

    A lot of WiFi adapters do not like Channel 11.
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  6.    06 Nov 2015 #6
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    spapakons, the Vista, 7 drivers will not work with 10. 8 drivers will, because 10 is a close cousin to 8.

    The Atheros drivers have been poorly supported for a long time.

    Realtek & Intel chipsets have been really good in having up to date drivers.

    The best thing for tr OP to do. Is get a USB adapter with the Realtek chipset in it and allows for a a external antenna as a part of the unit.
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  7.    07 Nov 2015 #7
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1706 (CU build 15063.674)

    I have installed Windows 10 32-bit in an old notebook as test. Most drivers are Vista 32-bit and work great. Yes, they work, of course there are exceptions. But rule says they will work. Network drivers are more compatible than other devices, in some rare cases even the Windows XP drivers work.
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  8.    07 Nov 2015 #8
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    I had no issues running 10 Pro x64 on a Dell Inspiron 537s Intel Core 2 Duo, with 4 GB RAM.

    It actually ran faster then with 8.1, when I had to install Vista, then the Service pack & updates, then 8 and updates, then 8.1 and updates.
    It now has a Seagate Constillation 1TB, that I got on Newegg for $90.. Runs a whole lot faster.

    Newegg has SSD's on sale today.
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  9.    07 Nov 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by spapakons View Post
    I have installed Windows 10 32-bit in an old notebook as test. Most drivers are Vista 32-bit and work great. Yes, they work, of course there are exceptions. But rule says they will work. Network drivers are more compatible than other devices, in some rare cases even the Windows XP drivers work.
    I have done the same with an old Dell D610. After the upgrade I had no sound and the only driver I could find was for Windows XP. I pointed the update to the XP driver and it installed just fine. I have had no trouble with it at all.
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  10.    07 Nov 2015 #10
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1706 (CU build 15063.674)

    You will laugh with that. For the legacy Realtek AC'97 audio card (not the new HD) the Vista driver works in Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. In Windows 10 it gives a BSOD due to a specific incompatible (and I bet on purpose) DLL file. I tried to install the official Windows XP driver (in Windows 10 32-bit) and it also gives a BSOD due to a different DLL file (coincidence? Don't think so!). I finally made my old audio card work with a modified Windows XP driver for AOpen 1558-JLV which is a Realtek AC'97 clone!

    Bottom line: Windows XP drivers, not only work in Windows 10, but sometimes are the only option for an old device!
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