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Windows 7: wireless switch on Dell E6400

04 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 32 bit
wireless switch on Dell E6400

The switch on the right above the headphones has a radio tower on the left end of the slider. When the slider is pushed to the right, there is red/orange visible. So to connect to a router, do I slide the "wireless switch" to the right or to the left? Sorry, but I cannot tell which is "on."

Also the next button to the right of that wireless switch is called the Wi-Fi Catcher Network Locator. To a non-geek, can you tell me what that is for?

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04 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Hi ejlgcpa take a look at this


How to Enable Wi-Fi on the Dell Latitude E6400 |

From the manual

Note   Note
DellTM Wi-Fi CatcherTM Network Locator
The wireless switch on your Dell computer uses the Dell Wi-Fi CatcherTM Network Locator to scan specifically for WiFi wireless local area networks (LAN) in your
NOTE: For more information about the wireless switch, see wireless switch.
To scan for WiFi wireless LAN, slide and hold the switch in the "momentary" position for a few seconds. The Wi-Fi Catcher Network Locator functions regardless of whether your computer is turned on or off, in hibernate mode, or in standby mode, as long as the switch is configured through QuickSet or the BIOS (system setup program) to control WiFi network connections.
Because the Wi-Fi Catcher Network Locator is disabled and not configured for use when your computer is shipped to you, you must first use Dell QuickSet to enable and configure the switch to control WiFi network connections.
For more information on the Wi-Fi Catcher Network Locator and to enable the feature through QuickSet, see the Dell QuickSet Help. To access the Help file, right-click the icon in the taskbar.

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04 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 32 bit

thank you re switch. re Wi-Fi Catcher Locator I have tried using the Help to find "you must first use Dell QuickSet to enable and configure the switch to control WiFi network connections" but can't find how to do it.
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04 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Dell Quickset is a program . For the Latitude E6400 it has been changed to Dell Control Point Connection Manager


Once you have it downloaded locate the file and double click on the .exe file to launch the installation .

Note   Note
To turn it ON look in the Control Point Connection Manager software under the Profiles.
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