Solved Wifi not working Latitude D610

October 9, 2017 at 03:06:19
Specs: Windows XP
Hi, My brother has given me an old laptop to try and get working for my nephew. I've checked the bios and the Wifi option is turned on, however FN F2 only turns the bluetooth on. I thought maybe the Wifi driver wasn't installed, I downloaded the driver from the dell site tried to install, but when I run the install wizard I get "Not a Dell compatible system" error. Can anyone advise how I sort this out?

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October 9, 2017 at 11:46:42
The FN F2 is for Mini PCI and Bluetooth, not for Wireless.

What are you seeing in the system tray as far as network connectivity? If you look at the Wireless Networks in the Network Configurations in Control panel. what do you see?

As riider said, have you checked Device manager?



#1
October 9, 2017 at 04:09:34
Did you check the wireless slide switch to make sure it's turned on? I can't remember if it's on the left or right side of the laptop.

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October 9, 2017 at 05:45:05
"I thought maybe the Wifi driver wasn't installed"

Did you check Device Manager to see if the wireless driver is installed or not?

"I downloaded the driver from the dell site"

Are you sure you downloaded the correct one? There are several to choose from.

http://www.dell.com/support/home/us...


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October 9, 2017 at 06:02:12
There is no wifi slide, there is the Function F2 button to turn the wifi on and off, however this only turns on the bluetooth, If I look at the connect to options it only shows Bluetooth no Wifi

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October 9, 2017 at 11:46:42
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The FN F2 is for Mini PCI and Bluetooth, not for Wireless.

What are you seeing in the system tray as far as network connectivity? If you look at the Wireless Networks in the Network Configurations in Control panel. what do you see?

As riider said, have you checked Device manager?


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October 9, 2017 at 21:08:24
Please continue to diagnose the issue here trying as recommended and replying BUT if in the end it can be concluded that there is something physically wrong then you still have the option of disabling the built in Wifi and plugging in a USB Wifi Dongle, preferable one with an external antenna for better reception, they are not very expensive and considerably less than getting the board replaced.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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October 10, 2017 at 00:31:42
thanks for the reply, I managed to sort the issue by downloading the network drivers again, Wi-Fi is now displayed and working

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October 11, 2017 at 21:16:45
Great, thanks for letting us know. If you select a best answer then the post will be marked as Solved.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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