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To turn the wireless on you can switch the wifi catcher switch on, The switch is located on the front edge of the computer next to the display release latch.
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The Dell Latitude E6400 laptop comes with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor for fast computing and an NVIDIA graphics card for video playback, gaming and Web browsing. The laptop has a built in Wi-Fi card, letting you connect to the Internet on-the-go. However, if you're unfamiliar with Dell or the laptop's factory installed Windows Vista operating system, you might not know how to enable to Wi-Fi.
Slide the switch on the side of the laptop toward the front of the laptop. This switch enables Wi-Fi connectivity on the Dell Latitude E6400. When switched into the back position, the Wi-Fi is turned off. Turn on your Dell Latitude E6400 laptop and log into Windows Vista. Click on the Windows "Start" button. Click on "Wireless," located in the Start menu's "Show" list. A list of currently broadcasting wireless networks appears on screen. With your Wi-Fi enabled, you can connect to any of these available networks. Secured networks ask you for a password when you click "Connect," while unsecured networks connect automatically.
You didn't give enough information - I have to assume you are using Windows XP.
For a wired connection:
Click "Control Panel"
Click "Network and Internet Connections"
Click "set up or Change your Internet Connection"
Then use the "Internet Properties" dialog box with the "Connections" tab selected.
Close to the top click the "Setup" box.
this should open up a wizard and from there you will need to enter the information from your ISP.
For a wireless connection you can click on the "Wireless Network Setup Wizard " instead of the "Set up or Change your Internet Connection"
Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
Double-click Network Connections.
Right-click the Wireless Network Connection icon, and then click View Available Wireless Networks.
If the Choose a wireless network window states Windows cannot configure this connection, the wireless network card's configuration utility is managing the wireless network card.
If the Choose a wireless network window states Click an item in the list below to connect to a wireless network in range or to get more information, the Windows XP operating system is managing the wireless network card.
You may just need to restart the Wireless Zero service. Right click on My Computer and select Manage. When the Computer Management console opens up, expand Services and Applications on the left side and click on Services. Scroll down to where you see Wireless Zero Configuration and click Restart (or if it is stopped, click Start).
Close the Services window, and right click on your wireless icon in the system tray and choose "View Available Wireless Networks." Click "Change Advanced Settings" on the left side, then under the Wireless Network tab put a check next to "Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings." Then click OK.
If the other laptop can't see the network, then it sounds like you somehow turned off SSID broadcasting while you were in the router's settings. Log back into your router and look for the SSID broadcast enable setting. Make sure it is set to on, then save the changes and reset the router if you have to. The laptop should be able to see it now. (There is also a setting in the Windows wireless network properties that you can check to connect to a network even if it is not broadcasting, as long as you have connected to it previously.)
Click your Start Button Select and click Control Panel Select Network Connections Select Wireless Network Connections Right click Select View Available Wireless Networks
5. Highlight the network you want to connect to Click Advanced
6. Select the wireless network tab 7. Highlight the network in the available networks window 9. Click configure
9. IN the Properties Window
Double check the SSID (network name)
Enter the WEP KEY provided to you by the office