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My Dell Inspiron E1505's wireless switch is off.

My Dell Inspiron E1505's wireless switch seems to be off. I am not able to choose my wireless network I get the message "Make sure the wireless switch is on". I have no switch and pressing the F4 and F2 key nothing happens. I also checked Device Manager. I would appreciate help. Thank you

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  • jollyconnie Jul 26, 2009

    Thank you for your time. After posting this I found out the computer had 4 virus (not my laptop). I removed the virus and then removed the Dell wireless card and reinstalled the driver from the Dell website. It worked. So I'm thinking the virus must have gotten to the wireless card. I appreciate your feedback and guess the problem must have been caused by virus. Thanks again.

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This happened to me using a Dell Inspiron laptop. The wireless switch was disabled and the answer was supposed to use both the blue Fn and regular F2 function key to enable wireless connection. I tried Fn and F2 together and it did not work. I tried just F2 alone and it worked.

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Got to manage wireless connections or adapters and make sure the WiFi is enabled. Find the Dell WiFi application (not windows app) that is pr-installed on your system and run it. There is a "radio on/off" software button that you need to check to make sure the radio transmitter is on. most of this can be done from the system tray icons with righ click, on XP & Vista. Some Dell's have a slider button (tiny) that has the icon of a radio tower - that is the physical on/off for the WiFI card internal.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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How i instal bluetooth driver in my Inspiron E1505???, I have instaled the 355 bluetooth driver but don't know how to find Radio switch,HELP...

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