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I am unable to activate wireless card. I have to press Fn f2 key but the f2 key on my keboard doesn't work. I tried connecting a wireless keyboard (it doesn't have Fn key), then pressed Fn on laptop, F2 on wireless but it didn't work. I read you can change this thru BIOS but I cant enter into BIOS (you need F2 key to enter BIOS) Please help.

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It could be a drivers problem... Unistall the drivers from the device manager and install a fresh one from the dell website.. Try pressing the FN+F2.. Still no go.. Try to check whether the keyboard is working.. Still no go - resaet the Wireless card... Still no go.. Replace the wireless card..

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