I recently purchased a Dell Latitude E6410 Notebook
off Ebay and after my squeal of joy when my new baby arrived, I found myself uber frustrated because it would not connect to my home wifi.
Heck, it wouldn’t even acknowledge that my home network even existed.
And since I purchased this for work, not being wifi ready was unacceptable.
But I am pleased to tell you after 2 days of research (and multiple confusing attempts to download the drivers directly from dell.com), I finally found a solution to my problem.
And it so simple…
I am sure that there are other ways to do this but I just lucked on my way via trial and error and many a lost follicle of hair…
First, I went to Start.
Then I typed in the words Device Manager.
Now, the instructions that I was reading on the Dell forums told me to go to Network (mine says Network Adapter) and then right click on DW1520 Wireless-N WLAN Half-Mini Card but I didn’t have that anywhere to be found on my list.
Two of them were complete duds but lo-and-behold, with that last one, all of the wifi connections that were available around suddenly appeared on my screen.
And I am writing this fully connected to my home wifi network and chilling in my bed while watching Parenthood on on Netflix.
I hope this helps the next person searching the web for a solution to this problem.
Please don’t ask me any questions because I do not know what I am doing and the only computer that I am willing to blow up in frustration is my own.
Good Luck and I will continue this notebook review of my Dell Latitude as I find more things to love (or hate).