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How to turn wireless connectivity on or off in Windows 7

Make suire you can connect to a Wi-Fi network

Want to connect your Windows PC or laptop to a Wi-Fi network but you're having problems? Try checking that wireless connectivity has been enabled on your device. Here's how.

Step one
Go to the Start Menu and select Control Panel.

Step two
Click the Network and Internet category and then select Networking and Sharing Centre.

Step three
From the options on the left-hand side, select Change adapter settings.

Step four
Right-click on the icon for Wireless Connection and click enable. You'll now be able to connect to a Wi-Fi network from the Network and Sharing centre.

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