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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northern Virginia
07-21-2009, 06:26 PM
Unfortunately, this seems to be a common problem with the 1510 card in both the Mini 10 and 10v. I still haven't fully fixed the problem on my own system (my wireless connection drops out every few minutes, but reconnects almost immediately), but there is some helpful information in these threads that helped me figure out what to do first:
I can't specifically speak to your problem because I'm running Windows XP, not Ubuntu. However, maybe the above threads will be able to point you in the right direction. Also, what finally enabled me to connect was changing settings on the router itself, including the broadcast channel.
Join Date: Jan 2009
07-28-2009, 02:39 AM
It now works fine ( im not sure if the ubuntu image has that dell utility but I bet thats the problem) ....
Join Date: Aug 2009
Thank you - 08-22-2009, 09:54 AM
My shiny brand new Mini10 (with Ubuntu) had connected to the WiFi on first attempt, but then became very unreliable, failing to reconnect after suspend, and randomly refusing to authenticate or DHCP. After hours of nightmare, with router firmware updated, and fiddling in vain with the software setup, we found CBick's advice about the router channel, and switched from 6 to 11. Magic happened, and the wireless is now connecting fast and reliably.
I have to agree with posts elsewhere on this site that the 1510 is rubbish, failing to work in conditions that other devices (mobiles, blackberry, other laptops) find perfectly fine. And Dell's own support site was not helpful in the least.
Big thank you and extra brownie points to CBick!
Join Date: Jan 2011
Dell created the problem - 01-24-2011, 01:19 PM
After switching ISP's (and routers) only our mini10 had a problem. Sometimes it would connect wirelessly, sometimes it wouldn't. Connecting the ethernet cable to restore the wireless connection would fix the problem for awhile. After trying several fixes mentioned here and elsewhere, I found this thread. Disabling the DELL wireless software fixed the problem. Nice racket they have going. Install crappy software and then charge you to "fix" the problems it causes. Their products are cheap, but you have to spend a couple days a year "working" for DELL.
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