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I have a new Dell Vostro 1000 that I am trying to configure to my wireless router but without success.Should the laptop find the router without any configuration/.
Should the laptop find the router without any configuration/.
First make sure the wireless is switched on, usually by using the Fn key and one of the F keys with a wireless symbol.
Then double click the wireless connection in the task bar and select your wireless connection
you should then be ask for the security key your router is using, input the key and you should then be able to connect to the internet.
I have tried it wired and it works perfectly,but it will not work wireless.tried pressing the fn f2wireless icon button,but there is nothing appearing in the task bar?.
Sometimes when you connect the laptop you just have to put wireless Encryption key in. But you also need to have the Wireless turned on, on the laptop There may be a button to do this but you may need to use the fn plus one of the other keys to turn it on. Check the manual
As Fruit Bat /\0/\ says you need to get to the stage where you are asked for th security key. You can get to the Network and Sharing Centre via Control Panel and then click on Connect to a Network
Check the following
The switch that turn on the “Wireless Card Antenna” do not always enable the wireless card
Make sure that the wireless card is Enable
Setting - Double Click Network Connections
Right Click – Wireless Area Connection - Properties – Check that “Show Icon in notification
Area” is selected
If Wireless Area Connection is already Enable - Disable and re Enable
Some times you have to Disable and Enable the wireless card before the card will connect to the
The wireless icon should now be showing in the task bar right click on icon and click “View
Available Wireless Network”
Wireless System will now scan and show all wireless networks available around the area
Highlight the one, which matches your router’s SSID network name and click the Connect
button at the bottom
If requested a security password /code copy and paste the same code that you entered into the
router and have save on a flash drive
If no security password / code is installed on router you should connect to the router and have
There is also no need to keep turning off the Wireless Antenna to disconnect from the wireless
System, Right Click on the wireless icon in the task bar and click Disable
To restart the wireless system – Setting – Network Connection – Right click on the Wireless
Network Connection and click Enable
Vista contains both the familiar IPv4 stack and the new IPv6 stack.
You do not need IPv6 at the present time disable IPv6 in all computers both on the Lan
card and wireless card, as it can cause connectivity problem on your network
Download the pdf file will tell you how to disable IPv6 in Vista
Thankyou everyone for your help.I tried every thing you told me with no success.I bought a USB Wireless adaptor wi-fi dongle and it works perfectly using this,but this is a brand new laptop and I understood a wi-fi connection would be fitted as standard.?
I've had a look at the Dell Vostro 1000 on a couple of websites - the spec always seems to include a wireless card on the 802.11b/g protocol.
If it's a new computer, I reckon you should be getting support with your problem from Dell, rather than having to spend more money on an un-necessary USB wireless adaptor.
This is probably a superfluous question (because it's been asked several times already), but you have definitely switched on the computer's wi-fi switch, haven't you? If you have, then a little wi-fi light should probably be showing.
If you can't get the wi-fi light (if there is one) to come on, then you definitely need to talk to Dell.
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