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Re: wireless radio adapter
If ur sure that that it is the fn and f2 that u have to press simultaneously to turn on wireless capabilty. Make sure u press it long enough Right click on wireless network connection item in ur system bar and goto view available wireless connection and check what message is displayed there If it still says that " No wireless network were found , make sure wireless switch is on " Contact COMPAQ
........... If ur not sure whether it FN F2 , then try to FN & F5 or FN & F2
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Wireless is usually not the way to go for streaming. At the least, you will want N-class router and wireless adapter if you don't have them already. Look for things with letter "N" in the model number. I'm guessing you're on Windows XP, in which case your laptop will have a B- or G-class wireless card built in. Upgrade to a USB N-class adapter. XP should support it. Personally I'm brand loyal to netgear; they make a fine wireless adapter in the neighborhood of $30 - of course, you'll need an N-class router to take full advantage of the USB adapter's capabilities, and vice versa.
You have probably not installed the drivers required for the wireless adapter. Go to Dell website and search for your model's drivers. Look for wireless adapter drivers.
Please also check that your wireless adapter is on. Some laptops have a switch on the front side of the laptop to turn the wireless on or off. On other laptops is the combination of the Fn key and one of the F1-12 keys.
Try FN+F2 to toggle the wireless radio on / off. Also check to make sure that driver has the radio enabled. (right click on the network adpter select properties. Click on the advanced tab. verify that radio on/off is set to on.
It's not a physical switch, and they really should put more thought into the error messages they write.
To "flip" the "switch" you hold down your function key and hit F2 (you'll notice a little symbol on the F2 button - that's the "radio switch"). After that, just right click on your wireless connection and choose repair.