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Connection I can't connect to the internet using my wireless on my laptop. It says to turn on my LAN switch on, but it is already on?

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  • Georgia B
    Georgia B May 11, 2010

    Is this a newer laptop? Look on the sides and the back for a switch.

  • lan switch??or wlan??

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Try turning it off and on, off and on.

also restart the laptop and keep switching it off and on untill the wireless light comes up. if its not coming up at all.

Posted on May 04, 2008

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I am one of the Dell Certified System Expert.

For internet connection, there are two ways to connect to the internet. One is through wired connection (connecting LAN cable) and connecting to wireless connection (through wireless router or through wireless Modem WLAN).

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I understand that you are not able to setup the Wireless Network Connection in your Computer.
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