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Dell Insperion M1540 Dell wireless broadband card is disables. Slide the on/off switch to enable it. Where is the switch?

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  • Amruth Louis May 11, 2010

    The switch is on the right side of the keyboard. You need to push the slider to the end to activate the application.

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The side of the computer is usually where it is, it slides up.....

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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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The Dell Latitude E6400 laptop comes with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor for fast computing and an NVIDIA graphics card for video playback, gaming and Web browsing. The laptop has a built in Wi-Fi card, letting you connect to the Internet on-the-go. However, if you're unfamiliar with Dell or the laptop's factory installed Windows Vista operating system, you might not know how to enable to Wi-Fi.

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You can turn on/off Bluetooth and Wireless using the Fnand F2 key.
To enable or disable wireless networking, press <Fn><F2>.
Turns on when a card with Bluetooth® wireless
technology is enabled.
NOTE: The card with Bluetooth wireless technology is an optional feature, so the ordered the card with your computer. For more information,
see the documentation that came with your card.
To turn off only the Bluetooth wireless technology
functionality, right-click the
area and click Disable Bluetooth Radio.
To quickly enable or disable all wireless devices, press
<Fn><F2>.

Please refer the page #69 to 74 for complete information on the Wireless and Blue-tooth

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins6400/en/om/MD402AO3.pdf

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you can see wifi swtich in the front side of laptop.
You can also turn on\off wireless with FN key+ F5 key.
Press fn+F5 fn means function key it is on the key board.
Then yoiu can trun on/off wireless.
ALso make sure wireless is enable in laptop for that press windows key +R so you can see run type in run "ncpa.cpl" then press enter then you can see network adapters find your wireless adapter and right click on it enable if it is disabled.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
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