Okay, let me try one more. Does stopping that service make system worse?
I replaced my Dell Wireless 1701 with Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030.
Windows 8 Work very well now on my PC :))
@smic are you serious ? does it really work ?
Stopping the power service does work, been using my laptop on wireless all day without any issues.
Replacing the wifi card with another one should also fix the problem as it's only the 1701 that's having issues.
yeah i'm serious, I just disassemble my pc in replace the wireless card, I get help from this link www.insidemylaptop.com/disassemble-dell-inspiron-n5110-inspiron-15r-laptop
it's work perfectly because the problem happens with the Dell Wireless 1701, I also tryed with an usb Wireless card
how can I stop the power service ??
Search for services.msc on your start screen open it, scroll down till you see the Power service, right click properties, change Startup Type from Automatic to Disabled.
My dell is in warranty. I'll try it later.
by the way, N5110 has a stupid design. I must disassembly to mainboard just to replace HDD?
You can just disable the service, it won't void your warranty and won't make the system worse.
Most of the Inspiron's you need to completely disassemble the whole laptop to replace the drive, it's daft.
After disabled power, I can't adjust my screen brightness, I tried both way: fn + key and Mobility Center, which worked well before. It said RPC server is unavailable. Anyone meets this?
I don't have the Dell Wireless 1701 card to hand but I have been looking at this issue.
R302627: Dell Wireless 1701 802.11 b/g/n Network, Dell Wireless 1501/1503/1701 802.11b/g/n (Driver) Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit
Looking around I can see a Windows 8 driver for the Dell Wireless 1501:
This should hopefully update the wifi in this card.
After installation of this driver try the Broadcom Update for the Bluetooth here: http://www.broadcom.com/support/bluetooth/update.php
Let me know how this works if it works.
Although I am a Dell Community Rockstar I am not a Dell or Microsoft employee.
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this solution does not work .. I tried it
the only solution that works is disabling the power service
waiting for Dell to find out a solution >>>>>
Hey Dell ...... you are too slow
my next laptop should not be Dell at all ........ thousands of users who own this Dell model inspiron N5110 are the thinking the same way
Dell can not support their products easily.
What about your screen brightness and power options in control panel?
Okay I was looking around, looks like from here http://www.wikidevi.com/wiki/Dell_Wireless_1701_WLAN_BT_Mini-Card it looks like that the card is a BCM 4313.
Try version the driver 188.8.131.52 here (its from Leveno).
The file you download should be h1100369.exe and is 23.7 MB in size. It should extract to C:\drivers\BCM 4313 Win8 Driver if the setup doesn't launch try clicking on the setup file in the folder. If that still doesn't work try installing manually via the Device Manager.
Press the [Windows] and [Pause|Break] or [Windows] and [ e ] and then select properties.
On this screen next select Device manager.
Hopefully it should look something like mine.
Expand Network Adapters, right click the Dell Wireless 1701 Card or Unknown Device and select Update Driver Software
Select browse my computer for driver software:
Select C:\drivers\BCM 4313 Win8 Driver\Driver\Win8
Select next, let it install and then click finish.
natakuc4 ..... this works