How to Enable a Wireless Card on Dell D410

Enabling your wireless card on a Dell D410 is a crucial step in providing your PC the ability to connect to the Internet. Without a properly functioning and enabled wireless card, the only way you will be able to network with a wireless Internet router is through a closed Ethernet cable. Use this guide to enable your wireless card and allow your Dell D410 to connect over-the-air. 

Before enabling the wireless card, check to make sure the wireless card is connected to the PC properly. The bottom of the notebook is where the wireless card is located. It should be connected via two separate wires; one black, the other white. If the card is not properly connected, enabling the card will be impossible. Seek the assistance of a qualified technician to connect your card properly.

If you need to first download the proper drivers to enable your wireless card, connect to the Internet via Ethernet cable and navigate to http://support.dell.com.

Choose the option on the website labeled: "Drivers and Downloads."

You will be presented with a selection of choices. Choose from the options how you prefer to identify your Dell. Your choice will be: "Choose model," and "Enter a service tag."

On the subsequent web page, choose "Laptops" when prompted to identify product family. Follow up by designating your notebook as a "Latitude" and then "D410." Click “confirm” to lock in your choices. When prompted to choose a category, choose “Network” to steer toward the category of wireless drivers. Scroll down on the following menu until you see “Wireless Drive”. Click “Download” to begin downloading the appropriate driver.

Once the download is complete, you will see an inquiry on the screen asking if you would like to install the driver. Choose “Ok” and allow the installation process to be completed. After the driver is fully installed, you will be able to access a network wirelessly through the wireless card. You will not need to restart your laptop for the driver installation to affect the wireless card. After finding, downloading and installing the driver, your wireless card will be recognized and ready for connection 

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