Optimize Dell Wireless Connectivity

If you purchased a Dell laptop, please go through the following steps to optimize your wireless connectivity before coming to campus:

  • Right click on This PC and select PropertiesHow to find My PC
  • Select Device Manager in the top left corner.Device manager
  • Under Network adapters select your wireless card (Intel ® Dual Band Wireless).Select wireless card in DM
  • In the Advanced tab, select Preferred Band in the left hand Property menu.
  • Select Prefer 5.2 Ghz band in the “Value” menu.
  • Select OK.


dell wireless settings

Remember, this is your laptop – feel free to make it yours!

We are excited to see you this Fall! If you have any questions, please contact the WakeWare Program Manager at (336)758-4081 or WakeWare@wfu.edu.




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Last modified: June 5, 2017