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    Umm what does the wifi catcher thing do on my XPS 1530? Pressing it does absolutely nothing?
    Dell XPS M1530 T8100, 3gb Ram, 8600GT, 320gb HDD, BT, AGN card, fingerprint, DVD Writer
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    When your laptop is turned of, you can hold the switch thingie and a led will let (pun not intended) you know if there's a wireless network in range without turning on the laptop... pretty useless if you ask me but hey... who am i?

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    haha oh so thats what it does..sigh..i use hspda 3G most of the time anyway
    Dell XPS M1530 T8100, 3gb Ram, 8600GT, 320gb HDD, BT, AGN card, fingerprint, DVD Writer
    Acer 3810TZ, SU2700, 2gb Ram, X4500HD, 160GB HDD

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    I had the same problem. Found tha unless you have Dell's quickset running the WiFi catcher won't work. Make sure the quickset starts at startup and you shouldn't have any problems.

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    Yeah, personally I think its a useless feature since it picks up every wireless connection secure or unsecured. If you could change the settings so that it picked up only the non-secured free wifi... it would make it much more useful.
    XPS M1530 / T9300 / LED / 4GB / 9-cell / Bluetooth / Intel N / 320 7200RPM

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    i havent played enough with my laptop yet, but sometimes the orange light comes on, sometimes the blue light comes on(the light that's next to the catcher button)....

    think i need to read the manual
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    Well never successfully used the wifi catcher function before, usually use my wifi enabled phone to check for hot spots.
    Dell XPS M1530 T8100, 3gb Ram, 8600GT, 320gb HDD, BT, AGN card, fingerprint, DVD Writer
    Acer 3810TZ, SU2700, 2gb Ram, X4500HD, 160GB HDD

 

 

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