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My on-off switch for wireless internet has stopped working. Can I bypass this and turn it on or off thru the operating system which is Vista?

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It actually needs to be physically on. With Vista, what you can do is to connect to a network but your laptop would not be able to detect a network if antenna is off. But it is possible that it is on except that the light won't come on. Hope this helps thank you.

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