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# 240742 23-Sep-2018 21:52
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About 2 years ago I had Intel Widi working on my Windows 7 Dell Inspiron 14Z 4523. Someone helped themselves to the Microsoft Wireless Adapter I carried with me and since then I haven't been using WiDi. During that time I think there have been some changes to the drivers on my laptop.


I have bought another MS Wireless Display Adapter and have been unable to get it to connect on the Dell. It is working on an HP laptop running Windows 7 with Intel Widi.


Unfortunately Intel no longer provide support for Widi nor the Intel Centrino N-2230 wireless adapter (no drivers on their website) in the laptop. The HP has the same wireless adapter but runs a later version driver.


Dell still provide support via their website but only show the same version of driver for my 5423 that I have installed. They do have a later version of the driver but don't list it for my laptop. One of these later drivers lists improved WiDi performance. I seem to remember last time having to muck around with drivers to get it to work but probably got them directly off the Intel site.


Will the later Windows 7 drivers on the Dell site work even though they don't show my model? Is there anything else worth checking on?


I know I had to fiddle about initially to get it set up but once I had it set up it worked well.


Thanks for any help you can give.

Sony Xperia X running Sailfish OS. The true independent open source mobile OS 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
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  # 2095732 24-Sep-2018 19:21
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Sony Xperia X running Sailfish OS. The true independent open source mobile OS 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Nokia N1
Dell Inspiron 14z i5


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  # 2095827 24-Sep-2018 21:27
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Nothing to lose try the later driver. Sometimes the installer will prevent it, then first step extract the drivers from the exe using winzip and try it.

Before that try a full uninstall of the existing driver.

Another option is reinstall of the existing driver in general works sometimes.


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  # 2095830 24-Sep-2018 21:50
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I did a reinstall which didn't work. Tried the updated driver, bingo worked first time. laughing


Very happy chappy.

Sony Xperia X running Sailfish OS. The true independent open source mobile OS 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Nokia N1
Dell Inspiron 14z i5

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