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Wifi Catcher

Discussion in 'Dell XPS and Studio XPS' started by thomasshiow, Jul 23, 2008.

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  1. thomasshiow

    thomasshiow Notebook Geek

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    Umm what does the wifi catcher thing do on my XPS 1530? Pressing it does absolutely nothing?
     
  2. rubenvb

    rubenvb Notebook Consultant

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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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    thomasshiow Notebook Geek

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    haha oh so thats what it does..sigh..i use hspda 3G most of the time anyway
     
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    jhawk Notebook Guru

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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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    Forte NBR's Supreme Angel

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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.
     
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    paper_wastage Beat this 7x7x7 Cube

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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
     
  7. thomasshiow

    thomasshiow Notebook Geek

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    Well never successfully used the wifi catcher function before, usually use my wifi enabled phone to check for hot spots.
     
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