Hi tonys666, and welcome to the forum
Before we "try" to feel our way through Linpus .. is there any particular reason you chose Linpus ?
You'll find it hard going finding hep for that distro, as very few people use it .. I'm not saying we can't help, just that it will be harder work than if you chose a different distro.
Is there anything in the menus that refers to "Package Manager", or Software Centre" etc ?
Can you say which model of inspiron .. and whether you are using the built wireless, or a USB wireless adapter.