Windows 7 Discussion on Windows 7 and operating it on the Dell Mini series.
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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New Hampshire
05-21-2010, 02:26 PM
Windows 7 loaded the device driver through Windows Update. It works fine in Skype and other applications that use a webcam. I never got the Dell webcam manager to work, but it's not necessary.
Mini 9|2GB RAM|64GB RunCore|Intel 5300|Windows 10
Join Date: Jul 2009
05-23-2010, 06:32 AM
I think I had a similar problem to the original poster. Wireless & the ethernet connection would work sometimes & then it stopped working all together at one point, if that's what you mean by acting funny.
I thought I was seeing things at 1st--like maybe I thought wireless was working (because I was doing two different windows 7 installs at the time), BUT NO, I didn't imagine it.
After trying different driver installs, I found that I did NOT have a driver issue. I didn't have many problems on the computer yet, so I was really at a loss as to what it could be. I thought it might have been Avast Internet Security Suite, but that wasn't the problem....
To fix the sometimes-ish internet connections, I disabled ipv6 via the registry. As an aside, when I told a friend about going into the registry for it (because I KNEW wireless had worked before), he said it was dangerous, BUT it DID work for me! Wireless now works. I will check the ethernet connection with the next re-install, but I'm pretty confident it will work.
I got my info from the following sites:
A few successful fixes to Windows 7 Wireless Issues - Windows 7 Forums
How To Disable IPv6 In Windows 7
As with anything, be careful!
By the way, the router I use with my systems is a Netgear WGR614v6. On my HP TC1100 tablet where I also installed Windows 7, the old intel pro wireless 2200bg card had no problems connecting.... It was pretty puzzling....
I hope this is helpful.
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