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Windows 7: Dell inspirn 1545wifi not working(radio switch disabld)


30 Dec 2009   #1
raj1402

win 7 build 7600.16385 x64
 
 
Dell inspirn 1545wifi not working(radio switch disabld)

wifi not working (radio switch disabled)

i got dell insppiron 1545 and i installed wifi drivers from dell website

but its keep on telling radio switch is off.

can some one tell me where to switch on radio switch

i tried Fn + F2 keys but still it didnt work even in device manager wifi is enabled

just looking for how to turn on radio switch


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30 Dec 2009   #2
grimreaper

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

On the left hand side of the laptop, look closely at the rear near the hinge. There should be a little slide switch there which moves forward and backwards. It should have a little wireless symbol on it.
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30 Dec 2009   #3
grimreaper

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

or check Control Panel>Network and internet> Manage Wireless settings

let me know if it's on ok
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30 Dec 2009   #4
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Check in BIOS also.
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30 Dec 2009   #5
RedBirdDad

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit
 
 

The 1545 doesn't have a hardware radio switch. Did you install the Dell QuickSet utility?
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30 Dec 2009   #6
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by raj1402 View Post
i tried Fn + F2 keys but still it didnt work even in device manager wifi is enabled

just looking for how to turn on radio switch
It's actuallt not Fn + F2.
But just F2
Dell made Inspiron 1545`s keybord like multimedia (so actaully pressing Fn + F2 presses F2. I know that's stupid but that's it)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RedBirdDad View Post
The 1545 doesn't have a hardware radio switch. Did you install the Dell QuickSet utility?
That's true.
It dosen't have any switch in PC itself.
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30 Dec 2009   #7
RedBirdDad

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit
 
 

I have a 1545 that I upgraded to 7 and it works great as long as you load *all* the Dell utilities. Especially the QuickSet which I believe enables the function keys. The 1545 has three or four different wireless card options so loading the correct driver is critical. I think the standard radio is the Dell 1397 802.11bg.
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30 Dec 2009   #8
grimreaper

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RedBirdDad View Post
I have a 1545 that I upgraded to 7 and it works great as long as you load *all* the Dell utilities. Especially the QuickSet which I believe enables the function keys. The 1545 has three or four different wireless card options so loading the correct driver is critical. I think the standard radio is the Dell 1397 802.11bg.
I just realized that I had the same laptop back in April 09 but gave it to my brother in June and now i remember I pressed F2 to enable the wireless radio.
Also, i updated my wireless card from 1397 to Intel's 5300 802.11 ABGN Mini Card what a difference...my brother is loving it now.
The poster above is right about installing the most critical Dell utilities.
I was wrong about the side switch, sorry.
Hope the first poster figured it out
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30 Dec 2009   #9
RedBirdDad

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit
 
 

I admit I went looking for switch when I read your post then realized there wasn't one. Dell went very minimalist with the 1545. So minimalist that there aren't any lights other than power. No caps, num or even drive activity. It takes some getting used to.
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