It connects fine via a wired connection, but wirelessly it flat-out refuses to connect. I think part of the problem comes from the wireless settings; I've got WPA2-PSK[AES] encryption set up, and the laptop gives me two choices for WPA2--enterprise or personal. Neither one works.
I suppose the next step is to run hardware diagnostics on the wireless card in the thing. And isn't that peachy? Dell's support web site is such a kludge it makes me sick. Argh etc.
So I downloaded a lot of driver and software updates, even to the BIOS; we'll see how this goes.
I did not want to spend my day like this, though.