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Dell Mini 10, no power adapter = no wireless?

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June 19, 2010 1:04:50 AM

It seems like when my mini 10 is not plugged into the power adapter the computer can see no wireless networks, this happens in both ubuntu and windows.

Any ideas?
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 19, 2010 7:35:01 AM

It's turning off some devices like the wireless adapter to save battery power. Have a look at the Power settings in Windows or in the BIOS screens.
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June 19, 2010 10:14:34 PM

That was my original thought but could not find anything in the bios and it occurs in windows and in ubuntu. Both power settings sections do not mention it or at least I could not find a reference in either.
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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 19, 2010 10:19:10 PM

In that case I'd give Dell a call.
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June 20, 2010 12:06:54 AM

Do I have to register my dell to do that or is the bar code sufficient? I always avoid registering but if I need to call them and it's something I should do, I'd like to do it.
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June 20, 2010 7:43:58 AM

Never bought a Dell new -- though I have used their excellent machine ID tag as a way of finding drivers.

I'd register as your warranty rights may be tied to that -- though I'm not sure why (in most cases) you'd need a warranty from Dell as they are mostly a direct seller and the vendor of a consumer durable remains responsible well beyond any notional warranty period.
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