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Wireless router I just purchased a Dell inspiron 1526 with a Built-in Dell 1395 wireless networking mini-card (802.11b/g); standard Wi-Fi Catcher to quickly locate wireless hotspots; Do I also need a router to connect to my modem or how does it work?

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Well..the wireless will pick up any signal..if you want one inside your place, you'll need a signal converter(wireless router) and a cable or dsl(phone com) internet service providor.

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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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Enable / Disable an Enterprise Laptop's Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi, short for Wireless Fidelity, is networking technology that allows you to connect to the Internet. If you have a wireless-enabled Latitude computer you can connect to the Internet when in range of an access point called a hotspot.
When not in use your Latitude's wireless card should be disabled. By disabling Wi-Fi, you will receive two benefits:
Start-up times will be much faster.
If the wireless card is ON and you are out of the office (not connected to your normal, wired connection), the laptop will try to use the Wi-Fi network during the login process to run the various start-up scripts, etc. It will eventually time-out (fail). By having the wireless card turned OFF, the start-up process will be much faster.
Computer will not continually search for a wireless network (and waste battery life).
If you are in the office (connected to your normal, wired connection) or in a location where there is no wireless hotspot, you don't need to have the computer waste processing power by looking and looking for a wireless hotspot. By disabling Wi-Fi, you will gain a little more power for your other tasks. In addition, you will maximize your battery operating time by disabling wireless activity.
NOTE: After your Latitude has started up completely, you can ENABLE the wireless card and connect to a wireless hotspot. For example, a wireless router at your home or at a local coffee shop. If you have connected to this hotspot previously, the wireless card should connect automatically for you.
NOTE: Once you have the wireless card enabled, before you shut down the computer, you should again DISABLE the card. The computer will then be ready for the next time you turn it on with wireless turned off.
Enable / Disable with Hardware Switch
The more recent Latitude models have a wireless switch to enable or disable wireless network devices and the
Wi-Fi Catcher Network Locator.
Dell Latitude E6420 and E6520 Series
These laptops have a small switch on the RIGHT side of the keyboard. The switch is toward the front of the laptop. The Wi-Fi Catcher™ icon will is above the keyboard. You will see a lit radio tower if the wireless switch is enable

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Bluetooth peripheral device driver


Sai Ch Krishna,

Depending on the system. The bluetooth would have to have been purchased at point of sale. The wireless and the bluetooth are turned on by a wireless switch on the side of the computer. If needed you can reinstall the drivers. Also, make sure bluetooth is turned on in the bios. Below is more information.
Wireless Switch

Wireless Technology The Latitude D630, D631, and D630c system ships with a wireless feature called the wireless switch. It is located on the left side of the system next to the IEEE 1394 connector. When used in combination with the Dell 38482; Quickset utilities, this switch enables or disables the wireless LAN, wireless WAN, and Bluetooth cards in the system or searches for all wireless networks in range.
To scan for a Wi-Fi wireless LAN, slide and hold the switch in the momentary position for a few seconds. The Wi-Fi Catcher network locator works whether the computer is turned on or off, in Hibernate mode, or in Standby mode, as long as the switch is configured through QuickSet or the BIOS to control Wi-Fi network connections.
Because the Wi-Fi Catcher network locator is disabled and not configured for use when the computer is shipped, it must be enabled and configured through the Dell QuickSet utilities to control Wi-Fi network connections.

Wireless Switch LED Settings
The LED on the wireless switch works even if the system is off. A user can activate the switch and have it scan for networks without going through a complete boot process. The switch can be set to detect for only certain wireless signals, such as WLAN only, WWAN only, Bluetooth only, or any combination of these. This is set in the BIOS under the Wireless section.
The LED indicates the presence of a network as follows:
  • Flashing green - The system is searching for a signal.
  • Green - The system has detected a wireless signal and has good strength.
  • Yellow - The system has detected a wireless signal, but it is moderate to weak in strength.
  • Red - The system failed to detect a wireless signal, or the wireless signal is extremely weak.
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Dell-Jesse L
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Aug 27, 2013 | Dell PC Laptops

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Dear sir, i can not see the wireless icon on my laptop


do you have the drivers for your wifi card installed properly. if not then go to manufactures website and download driver software for your wifi unit, are you using xp or vista? find device manager and see interfering hardware.

Dec 02, 2010 | Dell Vostro 1500 Notebook

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Hi, I have reinstalled my window XP SP3 but after reinstalling window my wireless(Adapter name: dell wirless 1395 WLAN mini-card) is not working properly. I have installed latest driver on my Dell...


Verify that you have the correct type of authentication in wireless- if your router is set to WPA2, then you would have to go under the connection properties > security tab to change it to match that setup. If that does not work, then the issue may be that the wireless card is defective and starting to fail.

Nov 22, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

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I have a inspiron 1545 i want to ask if it have a blutooth


Wi-Fi Options:

Dell Wireless 1397 802.11g Mini-Card
Dell Wireless 1515 Wireless-N Mini-Card
Intel® Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card

Bluetooth Options:

Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth® Internal (2.0) mini-card

You'll need the mini-card option.

Oct 31, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook

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I have a compaq presario F756nr with an Atheros wireless wi-fi card in it. Can I replace the wi-fi card with a Broadcom 802.11 b/g wireless LAN card?


no you cannot replace the built-in wi-fi card...
if you try to change the drivers for atheros wi-fi to Broadcam driver, your wi-fi card will not function anymore.... but you can always install another WI-FI card in your laptop... you can buy a USB Adapter or a Cardbus(PCMCIA) adapter for this purpose...if you want your wi-fi signal strenth and range to be higher, you can opt to buy an adapter which comes under N standard....N standard wi-fi adapters are capable of connecting at a speed of more than 300mbps(practically) to any N standard device like router....

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Getting wireless to work on my Dell Inspiron 1000


find switch on laptop it is wi fi network adapter switch on laptop turn on it.
Then also check your wi fi drivers are installed.


if driver are not install for wi fi downlaod from here in netwrok

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&ServiceTag=&SystemID=INS_CEL_1000&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=
then install wi fi then check.

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Wireless Router


Yes you can, you just have to connect to the network wherever you are and provide the password for that location if it has security.

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Wireless networking mini-card


Its already in the machine, based on your description.

May 15, 2008 | PC Laptops

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Inspiron 1526 running windows XP Pro


ALL POSSIBLE XP DRIVERS for Dell Inspiron 1526 are bundeled together and is available for download at the following URL
http://rapidshare.com/files/290508217/Inspiron_1526_XP_Drivers.zip
ALL XP DRIVERS FOR INSPIRON 1526
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