Dell with Intel 5300 wireless card

Forum thread started by cyber74 on Sun, 2011-07-10 19:05

First attempt to boot A3 on a Dell Latitude E6400 failed, with a completely unresponsive machine immediately after the desktop changed to blue. Safe Mode boot was OK. I discovered that if I disabled the Intel 5300 AGN wireless card in the BIOS, A3 would boot successfully without Safe Mode. Later I found that by moving wireless drivers from their proper place to a desktop folder, A3 would boot successfully even with the wireless card enabled in the BIOS.

Not having wireless, however, is a pain. I travel a lot, and hotels often have wireless but no RJ45. Apparently there was an experimental driver for the 5100 (perhaps the 5300 too) as far back in 2009 on haikuware, but even if haikuware was up again I'm relucatant to try an unofficial driver that old. Suggestions? This is an employer-issued laptop and I don't have the luxury of replacing the 5300 with another wifi card.