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Intermittent Network Issues

Dell Computers

Problem: The Network card on my Dell laptop works sometimes, but not others. What can I do?

Cause: QuickSet has a default setting of the Internal Network card being disabled when on battery power. While this may change in future images, be aware that the NIC does not even appear in the Device Manager when disabled in Power Management (QuickSet).

Recommended quick fix:

  1. Click on QuickSet icon in the system tray (looks like a CS in blue and yellow)
  2. Point to Internal Network Card on the pop-up list.
  3. Select Always activate on battery from the submenu.
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