Released 2006, identified by model number E1705

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How do you hook up the wifi

I just got this lap top and no idea what to do to hook up the wifi what materials do I need I have wifi at my house , is there a wifi switch on the laptop

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Hi,

Try pressing the Fn + F2 keys together to see if the WiFi turns on.

If nothing is evident then in the laptop go to Control Panel > Device Manager and scroll down to Network Adapters. Expand the entry list and see if a WLAN adapter is listed and that there are no red crosses or yellow exclamation marks next to its' entry listing. (or see p.81 in the user guide)

If it is listed and there are no error symbols then use the manual (downloaded from the link below) to see how to set up the WLAN connection.

If it is not listed then physically check that the WLAN mini card is installed in the laptop. Ensure that the laptop is turned off and that the battery pack has been removed before doing the check. Here is an image that shows how to access the WLAN mini card.

If there is no card there (either someone removed it or it was never installed) then you do not have WiFi capability in your laptop. To get WiFi capability you either have to find the correct card to install in the laptop or purchase a USB WiFi dongle and connect it to the laptop's USB port. Just search online for USB WiFi to get results.

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Here is a link to the User Manual for your model laptop.

Scroll to p.78 onwards it shows how to set up a WLAN (WiFi) connection.

http://downloads.dell.com/manuals/all-pr...

Hopefully this is of some help. If you need further help just post back. Advise what the OS (Operating System - Win XP, Win 7, 8.1, 10) is that is installed in the laptop. Knowing this will be a great help when helping you.

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