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Long Sign in time????

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Re: Long Sign in time????

#21 Post by joesplace » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:43 am

Well guys the acid test is done! I connected the laptop via an ethernet cable and the delay is gone :happy: :happy: :happy:
Who had their money on the Broadcom wireless card? They won big time :number1:
Thanks for the help everyone . . . .

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Re: Long Sign in time????

#22 Post by chrispop99 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:42 am

It may be possible to overcome the problem if you need wifi.

However, you might consider changing the card. Dell use a number of different wireless cards for the Inspiron 1700. There is at least one non-Broadcomm, an Intel based one. They are incredibly easy to swap on that model as they are under a removable cover on the underside. The antenna cables are fiddly; you need to pull them off by the connector, not the wire, and get them square to the card when replacing them. Don't use any form of tool - just your fingers, and some patience!

You will find loads of them on ebay; they will be the same on all Dell laptops from that era.

Test machines:
32-bit non-PAE - Thinkpad T41, 1.6GHz Pentium M, 1GB RAM.
32-bit PAE - DELL Latitude D610, 1.73GHz Pentium M, 2GB RAM.
64-bit - Lenovo T61, 2GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM
64-bit - Gigabyte Z77P-D3, Intel i3-3220, GeForce 8400 GS, 4GB PC3-12800.

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