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How to turn the wireless antenna on and off on a Dell computer



This article provides information on how to turn the wireless antenna on and off on a Dell computer.


The wireless switch will be either a sliding switch on the left or right side edge of the computer, a key combination or single key. Look for the wireless icon .

For more information on locating the wireless switch on your specific computer, perform the following steps:

For some of the more popular models of computers, refer to Table 1.
  1. Browse to the Dell Product Manuals page.
  2. Under the Enter a Service Tag or Express Service Code section, enter your computer's service tag to get a concise list of manuals for your specific product model. Click Submit to continue.

    Note:
    • Dell provides an automated tool to detect your service tag. Click Detect Product and follow the prompts.
    • For information on how to locate where your computer's service tag is, refer to the Dell eSupport page: What is a Service Tag and how do I locate it?.
    If the service tag is not available under the Browse for a Product section:
    1. Click View Products.
    2. Click Laptops or Desktops & All-in-Ones.
    3. Click the listing for the brand of computer you have.
    4. Select your computer model.


  3. Click Manuals.
  4. Click PDF next to Quick Start Guide. Refer to the shortcut keys section.
    Model
    Number
    Wireless Switch Location Action to Toggle Wireless On or Off
    Inspiron 3521

    Keyboard

    Press and hold the Fn key
    and then press the F2 key

    Inspiron n5110

    Keyboard

    Press and hold the Fn key
    and then press the F2 key

    Latitude e6410

    Right Edge of Computer

    Move the Slider Switch

    Inspiron 5537

    Keyboard

    Press and hold the Fn key
    and then press the F2 key

    Latitude e6420

    Right Edge of Computer

    Move the Slider Switch

    Inspiron n5010

    Keyboard

    Press the F2 key

    Latitude e6400

    Right Edge of Computer

    Move the Slider Switch

    Inspiron 1545

    Keyboard

    Press F2 key

    Inspiron N4050

    Keyboard

    Press and hold the Fn key
    and then press the F2 key

    Inspiron 3421

    Keyboard

    Press and hold the Fn key
    and then press the F2 key

    Inspiron 3537

    Keyboard

    Press and hold the Fn key
    and then press the F2 key

    Latitude e6430

    Right Edge of Computer

    Move the Slider Switch

    Inspiron 5520

    Keyboard

    Press and hold the Fn key
    and then press the F2 key

Table 1: Wireless Antenna Locations and Actions




Article ID: SLN115331

Last Date Modified: 05/28/2015 04:53 PM


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