How-to guides: Dell Inspiron 14R

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    Setup

     

     

    SIM card

     

    To insert or remove the SIM card, follow these steps:

     

    To insert

     

    1. Unlock the battery by pushing the two levers located directly above the battery outward until you hear a click and the battery pops up slightly.
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    2. Use the middle groove to pull up and then roll out the battery.

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    3. Insert the SIM card in the same direction as shown below until you hear it click into place.
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    4. Re-insert the battery by lining up the two grooves in the bottom of the netbook with the two catches on the bottom of the battery and roll it back in place.
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    5. Lock the battery by pushing both levers inward.
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    To remove

     

    1. Unlock the battery by pushing the two levers located directly above the battery outward until you hear a click and the battery pops up slightly.
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    2. Use the middle groove to pull up and then roll out the battery.
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    3. Press the SIM card into the SIM card slot until it clicks and releases. The SIM pops out slightly from the SIM slot.
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    4. Re-insert the battery by lining up the two grooves in the bottom of the netbook with the two catches on the bottom of the battery and roll it back in place.
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    5. Lock the battery by pushing both levers inward.

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    Memory card

     

    The Dell Inspiron 14R has a 7-in-1 Media Card Reader (media card not included with your purchase) – to view and share digital photos, music, videos, and documents stored on the following digital memory cards:

     

    • Secure Digital (SD) memory card
    • Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) card
    • Memory Stick
    • Memory Stick PRO
    • Multimedia Card (MMC)
    • Multimedia Card plus (MMC+)
    • xD-Picture Card

     

    To insert and remove the memory card, follow these steps:

     

    Important: Do not remove your memory card while it is in use. Removing the memory card while it is in use may corrupt the data stored on your memory card and damage the memory card or your netbook.

     

    1. Push the media card slot on the left side of the netbook until it clicks and the plastic blank pops out.
    2. Slide the memory card into the memory card slot with the golden contacts facing down.
    3. To remove, push the card in until it clicks and releases.
    4. The memory card pops out.

     

     

     

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    Battery

     

    Install / Remove battery

    To install or remove the battery, follow these steps:

     

    To install

    1. Insert the battery by lining up the two grooves in the bottom of the netbook with the two catches on the bottom of the battery and roll it into place.

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    2. Lock the battery by pushing both levers inward.

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    To remove

     

    1. Unlock the battery by pushing the two levers located directly above the battery outward until you hear a click and the battery pops up slightly.

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    2. Use the middle groove to pull up and then roll out the battery.

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    Charge battery

     

    To charge the battery, connect the AC adapter to the netbook and then plug it into a wall outlet or surge protector.

     

     

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    Connection Manager

    The Connection Manager is an application that you use to connect to the T-Mobile Mobile Internet network, Wi-Fi networks, and VPN networks.

    Familiarize yourself with the Connection Manager and its main features:

     

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    When connected using 3G, the technology indicator will display 3G.

    When connected using 2G, the technology indicator will display EDGE.

     

     

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    T-Mobile Mobile Internet

     

     

    Connections

     

    Connect to T-Mobile Mobile Internet

    To connect to T-Mobile Mobile Internet network, follow these steps:

     

    Note: You do not need to add a profile or change settings to connect to T-Mobile Mobile Internet.

     

    1. Verify that a T-Mobile SIM card is in the netbook.
    2. Click Start.
    3. Click T-Mobile webConnect Manager.
    4. Click the T-Mobile Broadband tab.
    5. Click Connect.

     

    Connect to other mobile internet networks


    To connect to another mobile internet network, you must first create a profile for that network.

     

    Create a profile

     

    To create a profile for a mobile internet network, follow these steps:

     

    1. On the main T-Mobile Connection Manager screen, click Tools.
    2. Click Profiles.
    3. The Profiles screen opens.
    4. On the Profiles screen, click Add.

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    5. Click Broadband.

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    6. Click Add.
    7. Select the network profile you would like to add or select Create Custom Profile if you want to create a custom profile.
    8. Click Next.
    9. Click Next again.
    10. On the IP Settings screen, configure your settings as needed.
      • Note: If necessary, ask your IT administrator for the correct settings.

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    11. Click Next.
    12. On the General screen, enter a profile name and configure the remaining settings, as necessary.

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    13. Click Finish.

     

    Connect to other networks

    To connect to other networks, follow these steps:

     

    Note: Connecting to other mobile internet networks may result in roaming charges.

     

    1. On the main T-Mobile Connection Manager screen, click Tools.
    2. Click Profiles.
    3. Click the network that you want to connect to.
    4. Click Connect.

     

    Connection profile priority

     

    Overview

     

    What is connection profile priority?

     

    In the Profiles window, profiles are listed in order of priority. When selecting a network to connect to, T-Mobile Connection Manager will go down the list from top to bottom, selecting the first network profile for which all of the following are true:

     

    • The network described by the profile is available.
    • You have a device capable of connecting to the network connected to your computer, and that device is turned on and ready to be used.
    • The Connection Options field in the profile's configuration is set to either Automatic or Prompt.
    • The profile is not Other Connections.

     

    Profile priority also determines when T-Mobile Connection Manager automatically switches from one network to another. If you are connected to one network and a higher priority network becomes available, T-Mobile Connection Manager switches to the higher priority network.

     

    Change connection profile priority

    To change the priority of a specific profile, follow these steps:

     

    1. On the main T-Mobile Connection Manager screen, click Tools.
    2. Click Profiles.
    3. Click the profile you want to change.

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    4. Click Up or Down to move the profile up or down the list.

     

    Check mobile internet connection information

    To check mobile internet connection information, follow these steps:

     

    1. On the main T-Mobile Connection Manager screen, click Tools.
    2. Click Network Info.
    3. Click Broadband.
    4. Click the Network tab to view connection information.

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    Text messaging (SMS)

     

    Read messages

    To read text messages, follow these steps:

     

    1. On the main T-Mobile Connection Manager screen, click the T-Mobile Broadband tab.
    2. Click the MSG icon to open the Text Messaging screen.
    3. Double-click the message you want to read.

     

    Send messages

    To send text messages, follow these steps:

     

    1. On the main T-Mobile Connection Manager screen, click the T-Mobile Broadband tab.
    2. Click the MSG icon to open the Text Messaging screen.

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    3. Click New.
    4. Enter the contact’s phone number or click To and select a contact saved in the Address Book.
    5. Enter your message.
    6. Click Send.

     

    Delete messages

     

    To delete text messages, follow these steps:

     

    1. On the main T-Mobile Connection Manager screen, click the T-Mobile Broadband tab.
    2. Click the MSG icon to open the Text Messaging screen.

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    3. Click one of the following folders:
      • Draft
      • Inbox
      • Outbox
      • Sent Items
    4. Click the message you want to delete.
    5. Click Delete on the Text Messaging screen, or press the Delete key on your keyboard.

     

     

     

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    Address Book

     

    The T-Mobile Connection Manager includes an Address Book that you can use to manage phone numbers and addresses.

     

    Access the Address Book

     

    To access, follow these steps:

     

    1. On the main T-Mobile Connection Manager screen, click the T-Mobile Broadband tab.
    2. Click the MSG icon to open the Text Messaging screen.

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    3. Click the Address Book icon.

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    Add contacts to the Address Book

     

    To add contacts, follow these steps:

     

    1. On the main T-Mobile Connection Manager screen, click the T-Mobile Broadband tab.
    2. Click the MSG icon to open the Text Messaging screen.

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    3. Click the Address Book icon.

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    4. Click Add to add new contacts.

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    5. Enter the contact’s name in the First Name, Middle Name, and Last Name fields.

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    6. From the Contact Type list, select one of the following options:
      • Mobile #
      • Residence
      • Office
      • Fax
      • Other
    7. Enter the Contact Info.
    8. Click OK.

     

    Copy contacts -- Connection Manager to SIM

    To copy contacts, follow these steps:

     

    1. On the main T-Mobile Connection Manager screen, click the T-Mobile Broadband tab.
    2. Click the MSG icon to open the Text Messaging screen.
    3. Click the Update Phone Book with Address Book Contents icon.

     

    Important: This will replace the entire phone book on your SIM card, and contacts that are currently saved on the SIM card will be replaced.

     

    Copy contacts -- SIM to Connection Manager

    To copy contacts, follow these steps:

     

    1. On the main T-Mobile Connection Manager screen, click the T-Mobile Broadband tab.
    2. Click the MSG icon to open the Text Messaging screen.
    3. Click the Update Address Book with Phone Book Contents icon.

     

    Note: The phone book on the SIM will be added to the T-Mobile Connection Manager's Address Book. Entries already in the T-Mobile Connection Manager’s Address Book will not be affected unless the name of an imported entry matches exactly with the name of the contact in the T-Mobile Connection Manager. In this case, the imported contact will replace the existing entry.

     

    Delete contacts

    To delete a contact, follow these steps:

     

    1. On the main T-Mobile Connection Manager screen, click the T-Mobile Broadband tab.
    2. Click the MSG icon to open the Text Messaging screen.
    3. Click the Address Book icon.
    4. Click the contact you want to delete.
    5. Click Delete.
    6. Click Yes.

     

     

     

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    Data usage

     

    Overview

    Before you check data usage, review the following information:

     

    T-Mobile Connection Manager allows you to monitor your approximate data usage with the Usage Meter.

    The amount of data transferred is measured in either kilobytes (KB), megabytes (MB), gigabytes (GB), or terabytes (TB).

    The amount of data transmitted or received depends on the type of files accessed:

     

    Text files typically use relatively small amounts of data.

    Graphics files and music files typically use larger amounts of data than text files.

    Video files use very large amounts of data.

     

    Your usage amount varies depending on how often you use the network and the type of information you transmit and receive.

    The type of data plan you have determines how much data you can transfer before incurring additional charges.

     

    Example: If you are on a 5GB plan, any data transmission over the 5GB limit will incur additional charges.

     

    T-Mobile sends you a free text message, viewable in your T-Mobile Connection Manager inbox, when you have exceeded your data plan limit.

     

    Check data usage amount

    To check approximate data usage, follow these steps:

     

    1. On the main T-Mobile Connection Manager screen, click Tools.
    2. Click Usage Meter.
      • Note: The data usage information displayed on the Usage Meter is approximate. To view exact usage, log in to your My T-Mobile account.
    3. Click OK.

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    4. To view your approximate cumulative usage, click the Cumulative Usage tab.

     

     

     

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    Security

     

    Change SIM PIN code

    To change SIM PIN code, follow these steps:

     

    Note: You cannot change the SIM code while connected via Wi-Fi or mobile internet.

     

    1. On the main T-Mobile Connection Manager screen, click the T-Mobile Broadband tab.
    2. Click Tools.
    3. Click Change PIN code.
    4. Enter the current PIN.
    5. Enter the new PIN.
    6. Re-enter to confirm.

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    7. Click OK.

     

    Lock SIM card

    To lock the SIM card, follow these steps:

     

    1. On the main T-Mobile Connection Manager screen, click the T-Mobile Broadband tab.
    2. Click Tools.
    3. Click Lock SIM.
    4. Enter the PIN code.
      • Note: The default PIN code is 1234.

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    5. Click OK.

     

    Unblock PIN (PUK code)

    To unblock the PIN, follow these steps:

     

    1. If the netbook is locked, you can re-enable the PIN mechanism by entering a Personal Unblocking Key (PUK). If the PIN is locked, the following dialog box will display so you can reset the PIN by entering a combination of the PUK and the new PIN.
    2. Enter the PUK and new PIN code.

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    3. Click OK.

     

     

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    Wi-Fi

     

     

    Connection

     

    Connect to a Wi-Fi network

    To connect to a Wi-Fi network, follow these steps:

     

    1. On the main T-Mobile Connection Manager screen, click the Wi-Fi tab.
    2. The T-Mobile Connection Manager displays the number of available Wi-Fi networks.
    3. Click the link above the Connect button to display a list of available networks.

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    4. Click the Connect button next to the network you want to connect to.

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    5. If the network is encrypted, it prompts you to enter an encryption key. Enter the key and click OK.

     

    Connect to a T-Mobile HotSpot

    To connect, follow these steps:

     

    1. On the main T-Mobile Connection Manager screen, click the Wi-Fi tab.
    2. Click the Connect button to connect to the T-Mobile Wi-Fi network.

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    3. When prompted, enter your username and password.
      • Note: Your T-Mobile HotSpot username is your 10-digit phone number. If you are a private customer, your default password is the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you are a corporate customer, your default password is the last four digits of your organization’s tax identification number.

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    4. When you have successfully signed in, the T-Mobile HotSpot Welcome screen displays.

     

    Find a T-Mobile HotSpot location

    To find a T-Mobile HotSpot, follow these steps:

     

    1. On the main T-Mobile Connection Manager screen, click the Wi-Fi tab.
    2. Click Tools.
    3. Click HotSpot Locator.
    4. Select one of the following options:
    • Map
      1. In the Map pane, click the state in which you want to find a hotspot.
      2. In the Results pane, click the + (Plus) sign to the left of a category name, such as Hotel or Restaurant, to expand the category list.
      3. Scroll to and click a location to view its address.
    • Search
      1. In the Country list, click USA.
      2. Select one or more of the following options:
      3. In the State list, click the state in which you want to find a hotspot.
      4. In the City list, click the city you want.
      5. In the Zip Code field, enter a zip code.
      6. In the Area Code field, enter an area code.
      7. In the Category list, click a category.
      8. Click Search.
      9. In the Results pane, click the + (Plus) sign to the left of a category name, such as Hotel or Restaurant, to expand the category list.
      10. Scroll to and click a location to view its address.
    • Search and Map
      1. In the Search pane, in the Category list, click a category.
      2. In the Map pane, click a state.
      3. In the Results pane, scroll to and click a location to view its address.

     

     

     

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    Settings

     

    Create new network profile

    To create a new Wi-Fi network, follow these steps:

     

    1. On the main T-Mobile Connection Manager screen, click Tools.
    2. Click Profiles.
    3. Click Add.

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    4. Click WiFi.
    5. Click Add.

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    6. Enter the SSID and other information for the network.

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    7. Click Next.
    8. If necessary, enter the IP settings.

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    9. Click Next.
    10. Enter a profile name and other profile information.

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    11. Click Finish.

     

    Edit Wi-Fi profile

    To edit a Wi-Fi network profile, follow these steps:

     

    1. On the main T-Mobile Connection Manager screen, click Tools.
    2. Click Profiles.
    3. Click the profile you want to edit.
    4. Click Edit.

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    5. Edit profile information.
    6. Click OK.

     

    Check Wi-Fi connection information

    To check Wi-Fi connection information, follow these steps:

     

    1. On the main T-Mobile Connection Manager screen, click Tools.
    2. Click Network Info.
    3. Click WiFi Network.
    4. Click the Network tab to view connection information.

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    View and save your T-Mobile HotSpot username and password

    Your T-Mobile HotSpot username is your 10-digit phone number.

     

    Note: You can use this procedure to view the netbook phone number only after you have successfully activated your netbook.

     

    To view your phone number, follow these steps:

     

    1. On the main T-Mobile Connection Manager screen, click Tools.
    2. Click Network Info.
    3. Click Broadband.
    4. Click Device.

     

    If you are a private customer, your default password is the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you are a corporate customer, your default password is the last four digits of your organization’s tax identification number.

    The T-Mobile Connection Manager can save your username and password to speed up connections to the T-Mobile HotSpot Network.

     

    To save your T-Mobile HotSpot username and password, follow these steps:

     

    1. On the main T-Mobile Connection Manager screen, click the Wi-Fi tab.
    2. Click Tools.
    3. Click User Credentials.
    4. Enter your username and password.
    5. Click to select the Store this password for future logins check box.
    6. Click OK.

     

     

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    VPN

     

     

    Configure VPN

    You need to configure VPN settings before connecting to VPN.

     

    To configure VPN settings, follow these steps:

     

    1. On the main T-Mobile Connection Manager screen, click the T-Mobile Broadband tab.
    2. Click Tools.
    3. Click Settings.
    4. Click the VPN tab.
    5. Click Use existing VPN profile.
    6. Select the VPN client and profile from the Client and Profile drop-down boxes.
    7. Click OK.
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    Manually launch VPN

    To manually connect to VPN, follow these steps:

     

    1. On the main T-Mobile Connection Manager screen, click the T-Mobile Broadband tab.
    2. Click the VPN icon.

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    Device Information

     

     

    Check software version

    To find the software version of your T-Mobile Connection Manager, follow these steps:

     

    On the main T-Mobile Connection Manager screen, click Help.

    Click About T-Mobile webConnect Manager to view the software version.

    Locate the software version number under Version.

     

     

     

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    Check software updates - manual

    You may receive periodic updates to your T-Mobile Connection Manager software. You can also check for updates manually.

     

    To check for software updates, follow these steps:

     

    1. On the main T-Mobile Connection Manager screen, click the T-Mobile Broadband tab.
    2. Click Tools.
    3. Click Settings.
    4. Click the Updates tab.

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    5. Click Update Now to check for available updates.
      • If updates are available, a list opens.
    6. Select the desired updates and click Download.

     

     

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