To determine which wireless configuration utility is managing your wireless
network card in Windows Vista:
→ Connect To→ Manage wireless networks.
2 Double-click a profile to open the wireless network properties screen.
For specific information about the wireless configuration utility installed on
your computer, see your wireless network documentation in the Windows
Help and Support Center (see "Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista™
Help and Support Center" on page 16).
Completing the Connection to the WLAN
When you turn on your computer and a network (for which your computer is
not configured) is detected in the area, a pop-up appears near the network
icon in the notification area (in the lower-right corner of the Windows
Follow the instructions provided in any utility prompts that appear on your
Once you have configured your computer for the wireless network that you
selected, another pop-up notifies you that your computer is connected to that
Thereafter, whenever you log on to your computer within the range of the
wireless network that you selected, the same pop-up notifies you of the
wireless network connection.
If you select a secure network, you must enter a WEP or WPA key when
prompted. Network security settings are unique to your network. Dell cannot
provide this information.
Your computer can take up to 1 minute to connect to the network.
Monitoring the Status of the Wireless Network Card Through Dell QuickSet
The wireless activity indicator provides you with an easy way to monitor the
status of your computer's wireless devices. To turn the wireless activity
indicator on or off, click the QuickSet icon in the taskbar and select Hotkey
Popups. If Wireless Activity Indicator Off is not checked, the indicator is on.
If Wireless Activity Indicator Off is checked, the indicator is off.
Setting Up and Using Networks