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Hi look for a swithc infront of the laptop or sometimes at the side. Then slide the witch to ON position. You may use also the funtion key in enabling/disabling the wireless card. Look for the F keys thats has a drawing of a computer with signal on it. Usually this key is the F5 key. Press and hold the Fn key then tap that key. This will toggle enable/disable the wireless interface.

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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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Dell NetworkDell Wireless 1350 WLAN MiniPC


The Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility locates, manages and provides information about wireless networks in your area.
The Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility allows you to create network profiles, connect to an available network, and diagnose connection problems.
Enable the utility through an icon in the notification area of your desktop, or locate it in the programs list depending on which Dell computer you have.

Turn on the Dell laptop and make sure the wireless switch is in the "On" position.
Right-click the utility icon in the notification area of your desktop.
The icon appears as a set of four green, yellow, red or white bars, depending on the signal strength in your area.


Click "Enable Radio."


Right-click the icon and click "Open Utility" to open the Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility.

Control Panel

Turn on the Dell laptop and make sure the wireless switch is in the "On" position.


Click "Start" and select "Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility."


Click the box next to "Enable Radio" and click "Apply."


Click "OK."

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/network/p70008/en/utility.htm


http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/network/p70008/en/wizard.htm

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Samsung r730 wireless problem


Does it show you any wireless networks (routers) when you select View Available Wireless Networks? If not maybe you don't have the wireless switch on the laptop turned on.

Maybe you don't have your wireless turned on. Look on both sides and in front for the Wireless Switch and turn it on.

Also once the wireless switch is turned on there are keystrokes that can toggle the wireless on or off. Normally you would Press and Hold the FN function key located at the lower left of the keyboard, then hit the correct F1 thru F12 key that toggles the wireless. The correct F1 thru F12 key to hit will have the wireless signal icon )))) on it. Or it might have the icon of a tower with the wireless signal icon )))). Normally the screen will display Wireless On or Wireless Off when you toggle the wireless.



If you can see other wireless networks but not your own, then just go near your router with the laptop and see if it detects it. If not, you might not have the router configured for wireless. Can other laptops in the house see your wireless network? If so, then it is configured correctly.

There are two ways on which you can get on your wireless network. One way is to use the wireless software that came with the wireless adapter. The other way is to allow windows to control the wireless called (Zero Config). Whichever one you are using, try switching to the other to see if it picks up your wireless network. If you are using the software that came with the adapter when you open it you will see an option somewhere that will allow you to let windows control the wireless (zero config). Select it and try seeing it windows picks up the wireless signal from your router. Likewise if you are using windows (zero config) switch to the software that came with the adapter and look through it for an option that will say something like "Use this tool to manage the wireless". Select it and see if your network is picked up.

If you still don't see any wireless networks and the router is ok I would say your wireless card inside the laptop is not working properly. Turn the laptop off, remove the power cord, remove the battery then remove the cover that houses the wireless card on the bottom of the laptop. Remove the two antennas (black and white cable) from the wireless card (remember where they go). Then remove the screws if any so that you can remove the wireless card from the slot. Wait 30 seconds, then put it all back together and see if just reseating the wireless card fixes your problem. Sometimes the wireless card might be located under the keyboard and palmrest.

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Dell inspiron 6400 wireless capability turned off. need to find switch or function key combination


Hi, How do u do? You can easily turn it on by pressing Fn + F2.
have nice day. Babak

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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.

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My laptop wont connect to any wireless connection at all anymore, but I can plug it in to the ethernet and it works. the wireless switch is turned on and when i try to connect to any connection and it says...


Hello.

For your wireless card problem, be certain that your wireless access is turned on. Often there is a switch (location depending on the model) to to turn wireless off and on.

Then, if still a problem, I'd suggest to go to Device Manager. Right-click your wireless network card and select Update to update the driver.

If still a problem, go back to Device Manager. This time delete the wireless network card, restart your computer and see if the problem resolved.

If still a problem, replace your wireless card.

Hope this helps.

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Can't find wireless networks


According to the specs for your computer, it has a wireless card.
If the wireless driver is installed you will see it in Device Manager and it should be working and enabled. If not you will need to install the driver for the wireless card.
If it is installed and working you need to configure the wireless card to the wireless router's settings, (eg. the SSID, and the WAP or WEP encryption settings etc. so it can communicate with the wireless router).

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How to enable WI-FI function on Compaq Presario 2500 lap top.


Go to "network connections"

It should say Local Area Network and Wireless network (if your card is installed properly). Right click the Wireless Network and make sure it is enabled. Then click "View Available Wireless Networks" and choose your network.

If you are trying to setup a secure wireless network, that may be a completely different issue.

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Wireless switch


Although the wireless switch on your Acer does turn on/off your wireless card, you will also need to make sure that your operating system (Windows) has the wireless card enabled.

Do the following:
  1. Go to Control Panel (Start -> Control Panel)
  2. Double-click Network Connections
  3. Right-click on Wireless Network Connection / WLAN (you can tell it is disabled if the icon is greyed)
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  4. Click on "Enable" (if you see Disable, your network is already enabled)
You should check the bottom-right-hand area of your screen (in the menu bar) for your wireless icon. If this is not appearing, you'll have to go into Network Connections again and do the following:
  1. Right-click on Wireless Network Connection (your wireless network adapter)
  2. Select Properties
  3. Click the checkbox that says "Show icon in notification area when connected"
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  4. Now click on the Wireless Networks tab (at the top of this dialogue box)
  5. Scan for a network and connect to it.

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the key combo is F2 + Fn key (the fn key is located on the bottom row all the to the left) a little blue light lights up that looks like this ((o)) that lets you know it's on. press the combo again to turn of wifi communications.

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