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Default Broadcom doesn't detect wireless networks - 01-14-2010, 05:30 PM

Hi all, 3 days ago i decided to install win 7 on my dell mini 9 wich had XP home previously installed, the way to install it was plugging a usb DVD ROM drive.
All went fine untill i tried to connect to one of my two wireless networks (i have two because i'm a La Fonera member) anyway i tried to connect with fn+2 and nothing happend the volume works, brightness works to all is working but the wireless button, then i tried to turn on the connection but all it says is that can't find any networks, so i thought it was the win7 install tha went wrong and done it again, but no luck, same old same old.
Since i have a notebook i took its Wlan card and put it in the dell thinking that something was wrong with the Wlan card. No luck again so i updated the drivers but still the same.
Every thing is fine on the hardware manager of win 7.

Please help me get this thing right.

Dell mini 9 specs.

Processor: n270 1.6Ghz
RAM: 2GB 800Mhz
Wlan + BT: Broadcom 802.11g bcm94312mcg
Wireless: ericsson wireless 5530
SSD: Runcore 32GB

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Default 01-14-2010, 06:21 PM

The wireless switch is separate software (from Dell) and needs to be installed to make Fn-F2 work under Windows 7. Alternatively, you could try using the Mobility Center panel to turn it on (Win-X)

The last time I reinstalled Win 7 when building out my dual-boot hard drive, Win 7 asked to join a network during the setup process.

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Default 01-14-2010, 08:05 PM

Ok thank you very much, i've installed the wireless switch and now it works fine.

Thanks a lot

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