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Wireless capability turned off


Vincent

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My HP laptop (Windows Vista, 4-5 five years old) has started to malfunction. I cannot connect to the router attached to my PC. The message tells me that the wireless capability is turned off. It says "Turn on wireless capability - this can be done by using as switch which can usually be found on side of computer or a function key combination." I can find no switch on my laptop, and don't know how which function key combination to press. Can anyone help me, please?

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mgmcc

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If there isn't an actual switch on the side/front of the Laptop to switch "wireless" On/Off, it is probably done with a combination of the Fn key and one of the F keys at the top of the keyboard. Look for one with a symbol in the same colour as the Fn key showing a radio icon - a mast with a series of concentric circle segments radiating from it.

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onthelimit1

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What model is your HP?

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Vincent

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Thank you both who replied to my request for help. I have resolved the problem by being shown how to find the wireless button on my laptop. This is now resolved.

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