Question about Dell Ethernet Card Network Adapter
Yes as per the above poster, Definately require the driver, but if you don't have the disk, you can go to http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx type in your service tag from the bottom of the PC
or just search for your model, and download the appropriate driver for your system.
remember to reboot for the driver to take effect.
Now, lets assume the driver is installed and is functioning correctly.
Connecting to a Wireless network
If you click on the icon that looks like two computer monitors Between the Battery plugged in and the Speaker Volume icons next to the clock.
Left Click it once , and Select Connect or Disconnect from the popup:
If you see your wireless network displayed here, click it and select Connect.
Follow the steps to authenticate if necessary. You will be advised with an announcement (popup or alert sound) when it connects to the wireless network.
If you cannot still see it in this list:
is it that your wireless network is hidden perhaps? this means you need to manually configure the settings for this connection.
You will need to know its SSID (its name) and the encryption method and password if any.
If you want to connect to an ad hoc network, such as at your house, or non-standard location, offsite function , hotel etc, there might be the requirement to MANUALLY configure the details to connect to the preferred wireless network.
So instead of selecting a network from the list as per previous step, Open the same icon popup as before, but you click on Set up a connection or network.
Then select Manually connect to a Wireless Network.
You will need its SSID ( its wifi Name), its password and encryption method. But if it is entered correctly, it should quickly join your laptop to the WiFi network.
you can get these details from another computer also on wireless, looking at that connection properties.
or you can plug into the ethernet (network cable ) and log onto your wireless router, check the settings of the wifi network, and jot that down onto a scrap piece of paper, then write it into the connection properties window where it asks for the SSID and password.
Posted on Jul 12, 2010
You must have the driver cd for that computer - If you do not have one you can hardwire and try to download all drivers or order cd from manufacturer
Posted on Jul 10, 2010
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