Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop
Connect to the Internet
To connect to the Internet, you need an
external modem or network connection and
an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
If an external USB modem or WLAN adapter
is not a part of your original order, you can
purchase one from dell.com.
Setting Up a Wired Connection
• If you are using a dial-up connection,
connect the telephone line to the optional
external USB modem and to the telephone
wall connector before you set up your
• If you are using a DSL or cable/satellite
modem connection, contact your ISP
or cellular telephone service for setup
To complete setting up your wired Internet
connection, follow the instructions in
"Setting Up Your Internet Connection" on
Setting Up a Wireless Connection
NOTE: To set up your wireless router,
see the documentation that shipped
with your router.
Before you can use your wireless Internet
connection, you need to connect to your
To set up your connection to a wireless
1. Ensure that wireless is enabled on your
computer (see "Enable or Disable Wireless
(Optional)" on page 12).
2. Save and close any open files, and exit
any open programs.
→ Control Panel.
3. Click Start
4. In the search box, type network, and
then click Network and Sharing Center→
Connect to a network.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to
complete the setup.