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cosmose
10-23-2010, 23:03
my brother just got a used dell laptop (latitude c600/c500) i have no experience with dell laptops. does this model have built in wifi? if so how do i turn it on?
appreciate any info:)

kc8ykd
10-24-2010, 00:54
take a look for a switch or button on the front lip of the case, or, maybe in the area between the keyboard and the screen.

Linux3
10-24-2010, 14:11
Go to:
support.dell.com
On the left under Product Support.
Click on System Configuration.

Select 'Service Tag'.
On the bottom of the laptop will be a Dell service tag.
Enter those digits and find out all about your system.

GIockGuy24
10-24-2010, 14:47
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latc600/en/

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latc600/sm_html/remove.htm

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latc600/en/ug/features.htm

http://www.elhvb.com/mobokive/edwin/laptops/dell/LATITUDE/C500-600/C500-600.PDF

cosmose
10-24-2010, 15:57
take a look for a switch or button on the front lip of the case, or, maybe in the area between the keyboard and the screen.

i can't find anything for wifi i'm assuming it does not have one:dunno: i guess he will have to buy one for the usb port. i appreciate the links but most of it was over my head (i'm not very good with computers) plus the dell is kinda weird (compared to toshiba and hp i'm use to) the only usb port i can find is in the back

cosmose
10-24-2010, 22:31
my brother just bought a belkin wireless adapter and we got it up and going

thanks for all the links and info :)

mattyk6
10-25-2010, 17:26
On the C5/600 series, you would need to take one of the covers off the bottom of the laptop to see if it has built-in wifi. I don't think Dell introduced the wifi switch until the d-series.

IndyGunFreak
10-25-2010, 18:14
my brother just bought a belkin wireless adapter and we got it up and going

thanks for all the links and info :)

Be advised(especially given the other thread on the wireless card currently running)

Belkin's management software, absolutely sucks... Let Windows manage it.

IGF

cosmose
10-25-2010, 18:52
Be advised(especially given the other thread on the wireless card currently running)

Belkin's management software, absolutely sucks... Let Windows manage it.

IGF

thanks for the heads up. how do i let windows manage it?

IndyGunFreak
10-25-2010, 20:32
I just copy/pasted from OBI Wan's thread(which is still on the front page here in Tech talk)

No, sorry, this is Windows XP - SP3. Once she pops the card out and reinserts it things work fine. I'm just worried that she's going to wear those pins and cause a permanent problem.

That suggests it's not a driver issue..

So a couple things to check... (I'm on a Windows PC right now so I feel confident of what I'm telling you)... Is the Wireless device being "managed" by some 3rd party software? I know I installed a Belkin USB wireless device on my sisters PC, and it had this software to manage the device, and it sucked. I ended up uninstalling it. I used Windows to manage it, and it worked flawlessly.

First... Go to Control Panel/Network Connections
You should see your wireless network connection there....
Right click it, and choose Properties.
Click the "Wireless Networks Tab" At the top make sure the 'Use Windows to configure my Wireless network settings" is checked

Definitely doesn't sound like a driver issue though...

cosmose
10-25-2010, 22:14
thanks :)