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Can't recognize the wireless router

How can I tell if my Dell D600 is wireless ready? I have loaded the drivers and set-up the router. The "find wireless networks" option does not show up under Network connections.

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    I know there is no wireless icon in the tray. I will have to check the hardware tab tonight. Can you tell anything about the missing icon?

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Here's a few things you can try:

1. You should see the wireless icon in the system tray, bottom right of screen (tiny computer with rays to the right of it)

2. Try the correct wireless function key: hold down Fn key and press the F key with wireless mast picture on it. (possible F4 or F8). This will turn on and off the wireless card.

3. Check if wireless card is installed in Device manager as follows:

click on Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, select System, then Hardware Tab. Click on Device Manager.

Expand "Network Adapters". You should see a wireless card listed. If not, you've installed the wrong wireless driver...

Uninstall the one you installed and look for the correct one on Dell site.

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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WiFi is a wireless connection, if you have a wireless router and it is connected to the Internet, then you can connect to the Internet using the wireless card in your D600.
If you don't have a wireless router, then you can connect to the Internet at a free WiFi hot spot at locations such McDonalds, Starbucks and the airport.
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If you have a wireless card and the wireless driver is installed the you are ready for wireless connection. There is no button to turn on the wireless card, it will be ready to use.
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