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I am struggling to obtain a wireless connection on my laptop. Despite my wireless key being switched on the status is described as 'disconnected'. does this suggest a fault with the laptop?

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Most of the problems you can solve in wireless connection by Turning off your modem and Router for 20 seconds and turn it on back again.
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