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Wifi disable and I can't connect to network

Wifi disabled and I can't turn in on or view wireless network. it works for the first time and then disabled

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    Leo Matute May 11, 2010

    have you tried uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling?

  • Stu Morris K May 11, 2010

    do you have a wifi button on the keyboard somewhere

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Reboot system tap f8 then boot to last known good configuration. if fails do a system restore to the point when it was still working.

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DELL Latitude E6510, wifi button was OFF, now it is not working.Wifi is showing red cross. Please help how t0 turn it ON? I think it is Hardware issue. Can I fix it through Windows? Windows 7


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Enable / Disable an Enterprise Laptop's Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi, short for Wireless Fidelity, is networking technology that allows you to connect to the Internet. If you have a wireless-enabled Latitude computer you can connect to the Internet when in range of an access point called a hotspot.
When not in use your Latitude's wireless card should be disabled. By disabling Wi-Fi, you will receive two benefits:
Start-up times will be much faster.
If the wireless card is ON and you are out of the office (not connected to your normal, wired connection), the laptop will try to use the Wi-Fi network during the login process to run the various start-up scripts, etc. It will eventually time-out (fail). By having the wireless card turned OFF, the start-up process will be much faster.
Computer will not continually search for a wireless network (and waste battery life).
If you are in the office (connected to your normal, wired connection) or in a location where there is no wireless hotspot, you don't need to have the computer waste processing power by looking and looking for a wireless hotspot. By disabling Wi-Fi, you will gain a little more power for your other tasks. In addition, you will maximize your battery operating time by disabling wireless activity.
NOTE: After your Latitude has started up completely, you can ENABLE the wireless card and connect to a wireless hotspot. For example, a wireless router at your home or at a local coffee shop. If you have connected to this hotspot previously, the wireless card should connect automatically for you.
NOTE: Once you have the wireless card enabled, before you shut down the computer, you should again DISABLE the card. The computer will then be ready for the next time you turn it on with wireless turned off.
Enable / Disable with Hardware Switch
The more recent Latitude models have a wireless switch to enable or disable wireless network devices and the
Wi-Fi Catcher Network Locator.
Dell Latitude E6420 and E6520 Series
These laptops have a small switch on the RIGHT side of the keyboard. The switch is toward the front of the laptop. The Wi-Fi Catcher™ icon will is above the keyboard. You will see a lit radio tower if the wireless switch is enable

Oct 17, 2016 | Dell Latitude E6510 Notebook

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Belkin F5D7234-4 v1 (important thing)


In Belkin f5d7234-4 v1(only version 1) router, do not disable "WiFi protected setup" learn more about wps
  • If you do so, then the router will no longer work in 90% of cases.
  • The WiFi protected setup is enabled by default in this model.
  • The computers using XP,vista,win7 may not connect to the wireless network. 96cff88.jpg
Solution:
In that case you can add the wireless network manually in the computer.Still if it says error message as "windows cannot connect",then follow these steps according to your operating system.

WINDOWS XP:
Start>
Control Panel>Network and Internet Connections(Network connections)>Right Click Wireless Network Connection icon>Click on Properties>authentication tab>uncheck IEEE authentication

WINDOWS VISTA:
Start>
Control Panel>Network and Internet (Network and Sharing Center)>On your left hand side click on Manage Network connections>Right Click on Wireless Network Connection icon>Click on Properties>authentication tab>uncheck IEEE authentication

WINDOWS 7:
Start >
Control Panel>Network and Internet (Network and Sharing Center)>On your left hand side Click on Change Adapter Settings>Right Click on Wireless Network Connection icon>Click on Properties>authentication tab>uncheck IEEE authentication

  • Now try to access wireless network.
  • If it still says windows cannot connect then no other go.
  • You need to disable WiFi protected setup.This will fix the issue for sure...
Click here to know how to disable wifi protected setup...

To learn more about WiFi protected setup, please click here...

on Apr 19, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Wireless radio switch


Usually WIFI is Disabled/OFF if you typically use a wired LAN connection, and a lot of systems only allow you to have One Or The Other on at one time, otherwise it would not know which method to send your internet and network traffic.

So, you may have to Temporarily Disable the LAN connection before you can Enable the WIFI connection.

If your dell has an antenna sticking out of the back, then you have wifi, otherwise I believe this model needs a wireless card. If you do have wifi, here's how to turn it on.

- click Start,
- choose Control Panel on the right
- If the top right says 'View by: Category'
click the down arrow on the right and choose either Large Icons
or Small Icons.
- choose Network and Sharing Center
- you will now see your wireless network if the adapter is on,
if it is not on, chick on Change Adapter Settings on top left
- two connections typically show up:
1. Local Area Connection and
2. Wireless Connection
- right click the Wireless Connection,
- choose Status

> the next window lets you Enable your wireless device, check its
Properties, or Diagnose connection issues.

Let me repeat from above:
Usually WIFI is Disabled/OFF if you typically use a wired LAN connection, and a lot of systems only allow you to have One Or The Other on at one time, otherwise it would not know which method to send your internet and network traffic.

So, you may have to Temporarily Disable the LAN connection before you can Enable the WIFI connection.

Just reverse this later if you want to go back to a wired connection on the desktop machine. I use all WIFI at home, then I connect my laptop by a cable to my router if I have an issue to solve, which is maybe once every two years.

It's easier when you are doing it than it may seem just reading this.

Hope this helps
All the best to you,
KerryHos

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How do you turn on the WiFi feature?


Pressing the keys Fn + F1 at the same time will enable or disable the built in wifi.

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I some how turned my wifi off and I do not know how to turn it back on my labtop


Look on the side for a switch. Sometimes it gets accidently turned off there. You can enable the wifi (and disabled it) by going to NETWORK CONNECTIONS and right clicking where it says WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTION. If you are not using the LAN (connected by cable to the router) you can also disabled it by right clicking on LAN and selecting DISABLE.

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How to turn off wireless of samsung color laser printer clx-3185FW


The manual doesn't specifically state this but it appears that if the printer is connected to a wired LAN connection the wireless function will be disabled if the printer is set up in infrastructure mode. When I tried this the 'wireless' light turned off and I wasn't able to find the printer's WiFi SSID using a nearby netbook. If your goal, like mine, was to disable the printer's WiFi from transmitting to reduce extra WiFi noise then this seems to work. One of the wireless troubleshooting tips in the manual states to disconnect the wired connection before attempting to set up a wireless connection so it appears the two can't be used simultaneously. It seems odd that there's no specific "off" setting for wireless though. The printer will provide a WiFi connection when also connected to a wired LAN port if it is set up as part of an ad-hoc wireless network so make sure you set it to 'infrastructure' mode to disable WiFi.

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Where is on switch for wifi button??


a lot of computers, like myne for instance, use a proram either natve to the computer like wndows, or something like intel PROSET wireless. i would recommend doing a computer search for these or other programs like these.

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Wifi connection problem


Windows WiFi Fix,

Windows Zero Wireless Configuration is one of the best programs to run a WiFi in Windows XP or Vista. Most of the other software packages that come with the different adapters have been poor at best in keeping a connection through Windows. Here is the best guide to get you back up and connected.

Windows XP:


Click Start
Right click on My Computer
When a window pops up click on properties
Click on the Hardware tab
Click Device Manager
Click the [+] next to Network Adapters
Find your wireless card and right click on it.
Click Disable
Windows may warn you that disabling the device may make it stop functioning.
Continue disabling the device.
Wait 30 seconds or so.
Right click on your wireless again and click Enable.
Exit the device manager.
Reconnect to your router.
You should now be able to connect to the internet.

Windows Vista:

Click Start Logo
Right Click Computer
Click Device Manager
Windows will ask you about opening Device Manager Click Continue
Click the [+] next to Network Adapters
Find your wireless card and right click on it.
Click Disable
Windows may warn you that disabling the device may make it stop functioning.
Continue disabling the device.
Wait 30 seconds or so.
Right click on your wireless again and click Enable.
Exit the device manager.
Reconnect to your router.
You should now be able to connect to the internet.

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Wireless does not work on hp pavillion ze 2000 after xp reinstall


Try this to check the wireless.

Click on start> Control panel> network and internet connection> from left pane click on view network connection after that right click on the wireless adopter icon and select enable.
this will resolve the issue if it is not helpful
try to check wireless driver from

1) Go to Start, right click My Computer and then click on Properties.
2) System Properties window will appear. Go to Hardware tab and click Device Manager.
3) Device Manager window will appear, and you can check all hardware drivers' status here. Scroll down and look for Network adapters and expand it, then right click the wireless adapter you want to check and click Properties.

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