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Dell latitude c600/c500

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by cosmose, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. cosmose

    cosmose

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    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:)
     
  2. kc8ykd

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    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.
     

  3. Linux3

    Linux3

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    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.
     
  4. cosmose

    cosmose

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    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
     
  5. cosmose

    cosmose

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    my brother just bought a belkin wireless adapter and we got it up and going

    thanks for all the links and info :)
     
  6. mattyk6

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    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.
     
  7. IndyGunFreak

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

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

    IGF
     
  8. cosmose

    cosmose

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

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    I just copy/pasted from OBI Wan's thread(which is still on the front page here in Tech talk)