WiFi Switch?

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WiFi Switch?

  • So I have an Inspiron 5160 and I just bought a router. The problem is after I set everthing up and I tried to connect wirelessly, it said "no wireless networks were found in range." I've tried just about every possible solution to try and get it to work. What I don't understand is how to turn my wireless switch on. Is there a button? If so, where?
  • If you have a mini pci network card that is internal, you must click on FN F2 to enable it to work. Let us know what card and router you have in order to help you better.

    Inspiron E1505
    Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7200 (4MB/2.00GHz/667MHz)
    15.4 Inch UltraSharp TrueLife Wide-screen WSXGA+
    1GB, DDR2, 533MHz 2 Dimm
    256MB ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1400
    120GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
    8X DVD+/-RW Drive
    Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 802.11a/g Mini Card (54Mbps)
    Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth Module (2.0 + EDR)
    Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
    Bios A08
    pur. Sept. 7 2006

    Sam

    Alienware M11x R2 - Inspiron 17R (7010) - Inspiron E1505

       

    Forum Member since 2004

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  • I have a dell wireless WLAN 1350 WLAN Mini PCI Card. The router is a linksys wireless-G.
  • You should just be able to plug in your router and enable you network card and it should come up within range. If your network card is installed correctly you should have a wifi icon in your system tray that you can click on see if it is connected if not then you will have to click on connect. Is there any security setup on this router. What I mean is has anyone setup any security, or did you take straight out of the box and plug it in.

    Inspiron E1505
    Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7200 (4MB/2.00GHz/667MHz)
    15.4 Inch UltraSharp TrueLife Wide-screen WSXGA+
    1GB, DDR2, 533MHz 2 Dimm
    256MB ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1400
    120GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
    8X DVD+/-RW Drive
    Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 802.11a/g Mini Card (54Mbps)
    Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth Module (2.0 + EDR)
    Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
    Bios A08
    pur. Sept. 7 2006
    WRT54G Linksys router v2
    ZoneAlarm Pro v 6.0.667.000

    Sam

    Alienware M11x R2 - Inspiron 17R (7010) - Inspiron E1505

       

    Forum Member since 2004

    "If your issue was resolved, please click  Yes ".

  • It has been taken right out of the box and was plugged in.
  • So did you connect it to the cable modem which provides you internet service? Can you plug in to the router with an ethernet cord using you network adapter(not wireless) and see if you can access the internet.

    Inspiron E1505
    Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7200 (4MB/2.00GHz/667MHz)
    15.4 Inch UltraSharp TrueLife Wide-screen WSXGA+
    1GB, DDR2, 533MHz 2 Dimm
    256MB ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1400
    120GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
    8X DVD+/-RW Drive
    Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 802.11a/g Mini Card (54Mbps)
    Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth Module (2.0 + EDR)
    Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
    Bios A08
    pur. Sept. 7 2006
    WRT54G Linksys router v2
    ZoneAlarm Pro v 6.0.667.000

    Sam

    Alienware M11x R2 - Inspiron 17R (7010) - Inspiron E1505

       

    Forum Member since 2004

    "If your issue was resolved, please click  Yes ".

  • I can only access the internet with the cable that came with the router. As soon as it is unplugged, I lose internet connection. Nothing else seems to work either.