Question about Dell Inspiron 1300 Notebook
Connecting to wireless network, is there an off/on switch to connect to wireless
It doesn't appear that there is a switch on the 1300. If it's telling you that you need to be sure the switch is on, then most likely you have the wrong driver for the wifi card in your machine. Open the small cover on the back of the machine and see which card you have. It should be either a Broadcom (BCM) 1350, 1370, 1470, or an Intell. Then use this link to download the proper driver, look under network. http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&ServiceTag=&SystemID=INSPIRON1300/B130&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=
You will need to uninstall the old driver before installing the new. If this doesn't work then it could be that the card has gone out.
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Enabling wireless connection
To enable wireless functions, do one of the following:
• Press F7 ( ) to disable the Airplane mode if the mode is enabled.
• Open the charms, and select Settings ? to open the Network
configuration page. Toggle the Airplane mode switch to Off.
Connecting to a wireless LAN
After wireless has been enabled, the computer will automatically scan for
available wireless networks and display them in the wireless LAN network
list. To connect to a wireless network, click the network name in the list, and
then click Connect.
Note: Some networks require a network security key or passphrase for connection. To
connect to one of those networks, ask the network administrator or the Internet
Service Provider (ISP) for the security key or passphrase.
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