Everything is faster than ever and since my Netgear WNAM is low profile and I use an extended life battery that sticks out a bit, I don’t even notice it. Certified Dell community Professional. You don’t have JavaScript enabled. Your computer will search Window’s update for a new driver for the device instead of installing the drivers that the laptop has stored on it. Is there any other way of finding out if it really IS the antenna? Discussion Boards Open Menu. It was night and day.

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Message 5 of 8 9, Views. I could have put in further hours attempting to fix it, but since intel wifi link 5100agn was no guarantee this was possible it was decided to switch to a USB wireless network adapter After this completed the driver details were as 51000agn Its woth a shot, but i have on my adapter Power saving off.

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Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type. I could be wrong though. Hey Farukh, Pm me the Svc Tag. Add me as a friend and then send me the Tag. Message 4 of 8 10, Intel wifi link 5100agn.

I used these tweaks Let me know and I’ll try to help if you’re having trouble. You mentioned that your drivers are fully up to date. What is a Intel wifi link 5100agn Service Difi and how do I locate it? I had messed with the Intel Wifi Link advanced settings in device manager and noticed that if I changed the top property in the list Under Network, download and install the latest drivers.

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This fixed the inability for the wifi to connect for me. Or, I’m thinking of trying out a USB network card some come with an external antenna which might help with reception.

Left click “OK” While still in device manager left click the “Action” menu and the left click “Scan for hardware changes” Completing this action could take up to 3 minutes and you MUST be connected to a wired internet connection. As I said earlier, I tried to use it with an extra wire hanging outside of the laptop that I intel wifi link 5100agn would be terrific for moving around to get the best signal, and it didn’t help.

Message 7 of 8 8, Intel wifi link 5100agn. Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread s with your solution.

I had thought that the is a better wifi card, but if it’s a nominal difference from theI guess I’ll just continue with my current one. My best guess is a Windows update corrupted the intel wifi link 5100agn somehow and until you uninstall the corrupted drivers it was not able to connect to access points again. I went ahead and downloaded intel wifi link 5100agn full software package and installed it.

I searched for new drivers with the Intel Update software and updated the chipset drivers for the laptop as well as the drivers for the Intel Wifi Link to the drivers. Check the values under the advanced tab of the device and change to the following values if they are different: The improvement was dramatic, too, ranging from 28 to 62 percent overall, so paying the USD 40 or so extra for the higher-end client in a new laptop may be a good investment.

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Clue, when I’m close, it connects. I suppose you can use an external USB adapter but I would likn one with an external antenna connected to it, because I would have to believe the 3 antenna wire setup in your notebook has to provide superior reception over wiffi plain USB wireless adapter with an internal antenna as its only antenna.

IMO, you already have the better of any of the wireless cards that intel wifi link 5100agn can install in your PC. Certified Dell community Professional.

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