I am using Dell laptop Inspiron 15 N5010, windows 10 with Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 1000. Earlier my WiFi was working, but now wireless adapter is not detecting available wireless connection/signal. Could anyone help for this problem?
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So what did you change? If this first usage with Windows 10? If not, did you recently upgrade your Windows 10?
What I suggest you try is, with the laptop isolated from the Internet, completely uninstall the existing WiFi package, reboot and then reinstall the last package for this adapter. I show the last package as being version 18.40.4. I have an archive of this package if you need it.
Hope this helps,
Thank you for your reply.
I did not change anything. Might be some updates taken by system.
I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 long back.
Further, I will try as you suggested.
Meanwhile if you can share latest version, it could be highly appreciable.
Looking forward to hear from you.
Two questions...1) how do you completely uninstall the package and 2) would you mind making the archive available? Thank you in advance as I'm having the same issue with no known changes. Could be that Windows update changed something behind the scenes but I have restored back to a month ago and still am having issues. Device manager says it cannot start the adapter.
Here is the complete algorithm:
- Download the Wireless driver package onto the PC.
- Disable Internet access. Unplug Ethernet cable and/or disable wireless. Keep disabled until told to re-enable.
- From Apps & Features, check for instances of Intel PROSet/Wireless Software and Intel Wireless Bluetooth. If none, skip to step 6.
- Uninstall each instance of Intel PROSet/Wireless Software and Intel Wireless Bluetooth that is present. When prompted, choose to "Discard Settings".
- Manually reboot your computer, keeping Internet access disabled.
- In Device Manager, check Network Adapters for an entry for Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000. If none, go to Step 9.
- Right click on the entry for Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000 and uninstall it, choosing to (checkmark) Delete the driver software for this device.
- Go to Step 5.
- (Optional but recommended) Clean out all temporary files using the Windows Clean Disk tool. I recommend that you checkmark all categories offered, even if no files currently (so it leaves it set up for next invocation).
- (Optional but recommended) Clear each of your browsers' cache.
- Install the Wireless driver package.
- Manually shutdown and reboot your computer.
- Enable Internet access.
I am sending you an IM regarding how to download the driver package.
Oh, ok, you didn't say that well and had me all confused. I thought you were saying you removed the adapter, not the driver.
So, you uninstalled the driver(s) and then rebooted. Next you invoked the installer executable that I provided to start installing the driver package - but the installer is failing saying that no adapter is present?
Now, throughout all of this, you haven't physically touched the adapter at all, right? At the same time, you are still completely disconnected from the Internet, right?
Ok, something strange going on here. I need more information. Please download and run the Intel System Support Utility for Windows. Select all data categories, generate the report and then have the tool Save the report to a text file. Don't try to use the tool's Submit capability; it doesn't work. Finally, using the Drag and drop here or browse files to attach dialog below the edit box for the body of your response post, upload and attach this file to the response post.
Ok, let's go through the situation.
The event log data included at the end of the SSU report are telling me that the version of the driver that is installed is not the right version for the Centrino Wireless-N 1000 card. Now, the version of the driver that I provided was from the last release of the wireless drivers that Intel included support for this card. These two points would appear to be in conflict.
After doing some investigation, I discovered that, while this is the right version of the drivers, support for the Centrino Wireless-N 1000 card was only provided for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. That is, the Windows 10 driver package does not include a driver for this card. In fact, Intel has never provided a Windows 10 driver for the Centrino Wireless-N 1000 card.
According to the Supported Operating Systems for Intel Wireless Products page, Microsoft included inbox support for this adapter in Windows 10. I believe that this inbox support is essentially a port of the Windows 8.1 driver provided by Intel to Windows 10. Now, this driver was provided on a best-effort basis, meaning that if it works, great, but if it doesn't, well, you really have no recourse.
Ok, all that said, what you need to do is uninstall the driver package that you installed and return to the Microsoft-supplied inbox driver. Alternatively, you can either look for a replacement wireless card to put in the laptop (presuming Toshiba didn't include inclusion/exclusion lists in their BIOS) or utilize a USB-based wireless solution.
Sorry I don't have a better answer,