Communication Services & Information Technology
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Communication Services & Information Technology

Computer Hardware and Software

I'm having problems connecting my laptop to use wireless.

Sometimes the Microsoft wireless software that comes with the computer is problematic. Try using the software that is specific to your wireless card. Most Dell laptops use an Intel Pro Wireless card. Look in the start menu/Programs and see if you see that card or another wireless listed. If so, open it up and try setting it up with that one.

If you don't have other software already go to the System control panel. Look in Device manager and look at the network adapters. You should see your wireless one there. Go to the manufacturers website and download the drivers/software for it.


Damon DiPietro
Communication Services and Information Technology
Phone: (530) 750-1212

Last Updated

October 5, 2009

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