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RE: Airplane mode button not working. Any help, please? First time dell user.

Hi,

Have installed Win 8.1 on Dell Vostro 3446. 

Unable to make the wifi work. The Fn+PrtScr toggles Flight Mode on/off. 

Kindly advise how to make the wifi work.

Thanks. 

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RE: Airplane mode button not working. Any help, please? First time dell user.

Thanks!!  You saved my day. 

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Hi ELk 11, I pressed that button but it  still doesn't allow to turn off the  air plane mode.Please help.

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The button looking like a wireless antenna does nothing, either on its own or with Ctrl, Shirft or any other meta key. I ran the dell diagnostics app and it said wireless is turned off, click here to enable". As I did this, it flicked up to display a suitable network, and then switched off again. In Device Manager the device is "working properly" and diagnostics says as much. Help!

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You rock!!!  Thank you!!!  I was about to throw it down the street!!  Lol!

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RE: Airplane mode button not working. Any help, please? First time dell user.

This worked like a charm for me. The FN locked key is on the ESC key and I had to press it once, then FN+PRTSCR. I can see where locking the FN keys could be valuable at times. But super frustrating when your brand new computer will not hook up to the net.