Laptops, like desktops, need working hardware to function properly. When dealing with issues such as network connectivity, the drivers, how the hardware works together, becomes even more important. A wireless card needs to be installed and enabled for wireless Internet connection.
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Things you need
- Installed wireless card
- Dell Latitude D410
- Ethernet connection
Make sure wireless card is installed properly. The card should be installed on the bottom of the notebook, connected by two wires; one black, the other white.
Connect to http://support.dell.com through Ethernet.
Click "Drivers and Downloads."
Choose from the choices to identify the model. The choices are "Choose model," and "Enter a service tag."
Select "Laptops" when asked to identify product family. Then "Latitude." Next "D410." Click on the <confirm> icon.
Choose "Network" in the field for Category. When the page updates after choosing Network, scroll down to wireless drive and click <download.>
Once the driver is downloaded you will be prompted to Install the driver. Click <OK> After the driver is installed, your wireless card will be recognised.