No Wireless enabled/disabled icon on my Studio 1747

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No Wireless enabled/disabled icon on my Studio 1747

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I press FN/F2 to "enable and disable wireless" but cannot see the antenna icon appear on the screen to know if the functionalty even exists. Other function keys work properly. I vaguely remember seeing this icon when I first purchased the laptop, but soon after purchase I had to completely reinstall the operating system and have not had a need to a wireless connection to notice it was no longer there.

 

Because I cannot access wireless connections I assume there is a problem with enabling this feature of my laptop.

 

Can someone please offer advise to what I should be doing to check/correct that my laptop can receive a wifi connection? I've checked the recommended driver installs for my model of laptop, but nothing seems relevant.

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  • Feemac,

     

    Start, control panel, Windows Mobility Center. Look there and see if it's enabled.

     

     

    Rick

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  • Hi,

    I have a Dell 1747 Studio i7. I also have a mini Dell 10" which was originally a mobile broadband sytem with a sim card inserted in the slot. My Dell 1747 also has a sim slot and I'd like to use my sim card from the mini Dell in the 1747, but it does not even register when I insert the card in the slot. I cant find anywhere to enable the sim slot . Can anyone help me to connect through this card?

     

    Thanks,

     

    Jalal5252

  • Jalal5252,

     

    If you didn't order the mobile broadband with the computer, the hardware for the sim card may not be there. It might just be an empty slot.

     

     

    Rick

    #DellRockStar

    What is a Dell Service Tag and how do I locate it? 

     

     

    Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks 

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  • I too have the Studio 1747 with the same problem.  II tried Rock-Star-PudgyOne's suggestion of enabling the wireless thru the mobility center panel.   I didn't see the option listed (as he had it show on his graphic). Does anyone have thoughts on how to proceded.   

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