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No wireless signal

I have a dell axim x51v that displays a BSSId wireless signal but the signal quality box shows no signal. Under settings it shows The device connects to "work" and the adapter that is highlighted is PPTP NDISWAN Miniport.

I purchased this second hand and both the seller and I do not have a lot of knowledge about how the wifi actually works. Any help in making the devise connect to the internet will be most helpful.

Steve

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Hi Steve!the easy way to connect to a wifi network is to switch on the wifi..as soon as it looks up a network it will propmt you..use the connect option and fill in the password if prompted..you should be connected..if this is the first time ur using this great device do read the manual at http://www.retrevo.com/support/Dell-X51v-PDAs-and-Handhelds-manual/id/281ag510/t/2/
you may need a free registration..also if you have not loaded any new software etc i reccomend you could do a hard reset and start the PDA like a new one!do remeber it will restore it to factory settings..
hope this helps..i could also help u out with any other issues u may have like software,tweaking etc.etc
best wishes!

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