Restore a laptop's disabled WiFi adapter

  Grandad99 17:25 20 Nov 2013
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The WiFi connection to my Dell Latitude D830 laptop has somehow been disabled. Clicking on the toolbar icon the only available choice on the popup menu is Open Wireless Zero Configuration but this seems to be for the initial setup of a wireless network.

How do I reconnect?

  alB* 17:35 20 Nov 2013

There should be a small switch on the LEFT side of the keyboard, check that it hasn't been turned off. ...alB

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:20 20 Nov 2013

Dell Latitude D820 or D830 These laptops have a small switch on the LEFT side of the keyboard.

D820-D830 wireless switch

1 - "off" position - Disables wireless device

2 - 'on" position - Enables wireless device

3 - "momentary" position - Scans for Wi-Fi networks

4- Wi-Fi Catcher™ light

        Flashing green: Searching for networks
        Solid green: Strong network found
        Solid yellow: Weak network found
        Flashing yellow: Error
        Off: No signal found
  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:22 20 Nov 2013

Dell Latitude D820 or D830 These laptops have a small switch on the LEFT side of the keyboard.

D820-D830 wireless switch

  1. "off" position - Disables wireless device

  2. 'on" position - Enables wireless device

  3. "momentary" position - Scans for Wi-Fi networks

  4. Wi-Fi Catcher™ light

Flashing green: Searching for networks - Solid green: Strong network found - Solid yellow: Weak network found - Flashing yellow: Error - Off: No signal found

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