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Feemac
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No Wireless enabled/disabled icon on my Studio 1747

I press FN/F2 to "enable and disable wireless" but cannot see the antenna icon appear on the screen to know if the functionalty even exists. Other function keys work properly. I vaguely remember seeing this icon when I first purchased the laptop, but soon after purchase I had to completely reinstall the operating system and have not had a need to a wireless connection to notice it was no longer there.

 

Because I cannot access wireless connections I assume there is a problem with enabling this feature of my laptop.

 

Can someone please offer advise to what I should be doing to check/correct that my laptop can receive a wifi connection? I've checked the recommended driver installs for my model of laptop, but nothing seems relevant.

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Re: No Wireless enabled/disabled icon on my Studio 1747

Feemac,

 

Start, control panel, Windows Mobility Center. Look there and see if it's enabled.

 

 

Rick

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jalal5252
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Re: No Wireless enabled/disabled icon on my Studio 1747

Hi,

I have a Dell 1747 Studio i7. I also have a mini Dell 10" which was originally a mobile broadband sytem with a sim card inserted in the slot. My Dell 1747 also has a sim slot and I'd like to use my sim card from the mini Dell in the 1747, but it does not even register when I insert the card in the slot. I cant find anywhere to enable the sim slot . Can anyone help me to connect through this card?

 

Thanks,

 

Jalal5252

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Re: No Wireless enabled/disabled icon on my Studio 1747

Jalal5252,

 

If you didn't order the mobile broadband with the computer, the hardware for the sim card may not be there. It might just be an empty slot.

 

 

Rick

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pkawesch
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Re: No Wireless enabled/disabled icon on my Studio 1747

I too have the Studio 1747 with the same problem.  II tried Rock-Star-PudgyOne's suggestion of enabling the wireless thru the mobility center panel.   I didn't see the option listed (as he had it show on his graphic). Does anyone have thoughts on how to proceded.   

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