HI. I have a Dell M90 laptop and I am trying to enable the Wifi catcher simply to get on line. The Dell Quickset Wi-Fi catcher configurator is on the machine but the enable "check box" for Enable WiFi catcher is greyed out .....
I am logged onto the system as an administrator for sure. I have a suspicion that a driver may have been removed to disable this function ???
If it is the driver, any ideas where I can locate it on line, and where to I put it on the PC ??
Any help will be gratefully received.
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Can you check if your WIFI Light is on (4th LED from the left) in between Home and Power Button. If not try enabling by pressing FN+F2.
By the way what is your operating system? Maybe the wireless zero configuration and intel proset has some issues?
Some useful links ;
Dell Wireless Card Driver http://dell.to/IhMLUE or http://dell.to/Io6JbS
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Try what Elijah has stated. I was looking at my images from my old system and found this information that may help.
Start, control panel, Windows mobility center.
Click on the Launch Radio, you'll see...
Make sure the box is checked to enable Wi-Fi Catcher.
Click on advanced. You'll see...
If you have a dual-band adapter, you'll be able to select the bottom selection and then you can see both 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz networks.
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Rick & Elijah
Thanks for the replies, I am working on it now.
The OS is XP 2002 SP2.
There does not seem to be a mobility centre on the machine for what ever reason so I can't do the first stage, however by starting the Dell Quick Set Launch Panel / WiFi utility (similar thing) I do see the "catcher" form but the check box to enable is greyed out. The advanced button / form as the next page, all the radios box is checked.
The WiFI LED is off and by using Fn + F2 (wifi enable) nothing happens.
Could you elaborate on " Maybe the wireless zero configuration and intel proset has some issues? "
Is there anything frther I can edit / tweek in control panel ?
The Wi-Fi Catcher images I showed, using the Windows Mobility Center were for a Vista system. XP did not offer that feature that I recall.
Since you have XP, try...
How can I disable wireless configuration services and enable the Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration services
What virus program and firewall are you using? There's a chance they may be blocking your connection.
Download the System Information Tool
If using XP, double click on the tool, then double click on sysinfo. Allow this tu run past your virus program.
Copy and paste the information back here.
Try Rick's link. (to disable wireless configuration..) So we can isolate issues and guide you to the right path.