How to Turn on Wireless on a Dell Laptop With Vista

Written by j.s. copper
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Almost anywhere you go these days, you are in range of a handful of wireless Internet networks. These wireless networks do you no good if you are unable to connect to them. It is important to understand how to connect your Dell to wireless networks. Windows Vista provides an easy network connection utility.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Flip the external wireless switch to the on position, if there is one. Not all models contain this.

  2. 2

    Open the "Windows Start" menu and select the "Control Panel."

  3. 3

    Select "Network and Internet" and "Connect to a Network." A list of available wireless will be displayed.

  4. 4

    Select "Show All." Click on the desired wireless network and click "Connect." Enter the security key, if prompted, and click "Connect" again to log on to the wireless network.

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