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    • LydiaJ
    • By LydiaJ 22nd Jan 09, 9:54 PM
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    Wireless problem (Dell Inspiron 1545)
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    • 22nd Jan 09, 9:54 PM
    Wireless problem (Dell Inspiron 1545) 22nd Jan 09 at 9:54 PM
    Hi All

    I have a fairly new Dell Inspiron 1545. It's been working wirelessly without problems until recently, but now it says its wireless is disabled, and I can't work out how to enable it again.

    I can see the icon with the red X in the notification area saying that wireles is disabled. If I right click and tell it to "enable radio" I get a message box saying "The Dell wireless WLAN card is still disabled. Slide the wireless ON/OFF switch to enable it." But I can't find a slide switch, and I didn't think the machine had one. I've tried pression Fn-F2, and holding them down for several seconds, but nothing happens. I've tried disconnecting everything and rebooting, but it doesn't help.

    When I look in the help files under troubleshooting, I read that there's a "Disable Upon Wired Connect property" which I know I don't want. I occasionally take the machine into work, where I use it wired, and I don't want to keep having to reenable the wireless every time I take it home again. But the help files don't tell me how to deselect this option. I am (obviously) using it wired to type this plea for help, but I have been disconnecting the wired connection every time I try switching the wireless back on.

    Any helpful suggestions would be much appreciated. People on here have been so helpful to me in the past. Thank you very much.
    Tyre performance in wet conditions deteriorates rapidly when they get below about 3mm - change yours when they get dangerous, not just when they are approaching illegal (1.6mm).
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