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My wireless has turned itself off and i dont no how to turn it back on, i cannot see any switches on my laptop to do so.

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Its normally a flick switch on the front part of your laptop, near your mouse

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How to turn on the wireless card on Sony pcg11211L


If your computer will not connect to a wireless Internet signal, one of the first things to check is whether your computer's wireless switch is turned on.

Many laptop computers have a switch located on the exterior of the computer that controls its ability to connect to wireless networks.

This switch can be accidentally turned off, preventing users from connecting to the Internet.

Determine if your computer's wireless connectivity has been disabled by viewing the network icon in the lower toolbar on your computer's desktop.

When there is a disruption in your computer's Internet connection, the icon will have a red X through it. For further information, go to the computer's Network and Sharing Center where you can troubleshoot connectivity issues and view available wireless networks.

If the computer isn't recognizing any wireless connections (and you're sure that there are wireless signals in your area), the likely problem is that the wireless switch is turned off.

Locate the wireless switch on your computer.

It may be located on either side of the laptop or along the back or front.
If you aren't sure whether your computer has a wireless switch, check the user guide that came with the unit.

Determine whether the switch is currently in the "On" or "Off" position.
The switch will be clearly labeled.

Push the switch in the direction of the "On" position to ensure that it is turned on.
If the switch was already turned on, see if there is a keyboard combination that will activate your laptop's wireless capability.

The key combination for your laptop will depend on your computer's manufacturer, but will generally involve a combination of the Function, Control or Alt and the F1 to F12 keys.

Check your user manual for your computer's key combination.


Troubleshoot problems finding wireless networks

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Troubleshoot-problems-finding-wireless-networks

Mar 23, 2014 | Sony PC Desktops

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footballkenn,

normally toshiba tecra has 2 type of switches for the wireless radio.

One will be the normal switch, which I think you can see it mounted on, either on the side or the front of the laptop,
another switch will be the function key on the keyboard, which require you to press the "fn" key. Check your keyboard for a wifi symbol which normally a tower with a radio wave.

Hope this help, come back if you still have the same problem, or other problem.

Your rate for my solution is much appreciated. thanks.

Jan 07, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Got a hp laptop with wireless on it the wireless has just stopet working i have to use a usb adapter so that i can go on the internet.can you tell me how to get my wirelss back.thank you.


does the non working wireless card still show up in the device manager?
if so does it show up as installed or with error?

if not is it enabled in the bios?

Also i have seen people accidently turn off the internal wireless card by pressing the little button on the laptop without realizing it or on some laptops the internal card can be turned on and off with function key combination..

On some models when you turn off the internal wireless card with the litttle switch the card will still show up in the device manager as installed and look ok but will not find any networks at all...
and right clicking on the icon and selecting enable radio does nothing untill you phisically turn it on with the little switch

there should be some sort of light or indicator somewhere on the laptop that lights up when the wireless is on..

what model HP laptop do you have?

Nov 21, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Hallo , I have a Toshiba Satellite L300D-10Q and a Netgear wireless router from Virgin 54 Mbps do i need a card to go into the laptop to get on to the inter net thank you.


Compliancy : Wi-Fi®
Network Support : 802.11b/g
Wireless Technology : Wireless LAN

That is the internal wireless so no you dont you need any thing to set up a wireless connection
You need to set up your wireless network

Or you should have got an ethernet cable with the router usually small yellow, blue or blue. plug this cable into one of the ports on the back of your router then the other end of cable to the ethernet port on side (i think) of laptop anc conect phone line from main box to router. You dont need no software just switch on router wait a couple of minutes till all lights on router turn green and click on your internet explorer done!

Nov 11, 2008 | Toshiba PC Desktops

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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?


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.
Hope it would help you too.
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Sep 27, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Im trying to go wireless on my laptop and as the router goes through its program it gets stuck on (wireless radio is off and you must turn it on to complete the program.and i dont know how to do this can...


switch on your laptop's wireless adapter before running the roter's program. If the problem persists even after switching on the adapter, the appropriate services for the wireless network might not be started. Make sure that the supporting software for the adapter is installed and running.
And also try reinstalling the drivers for the wireless adapter.
Wireless networking is easier in Windows Xp SP2 than SP1.

May 10, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I need to turn on my wireless connection switch and dont know how or where it is


Please remember to always note Computer specifications in your problem requests; for example:HP Compaq 6310 Notebook.

Anyways; Look on your laptop (if it is a laptop) for a little button that has a little antennta with "little signals" coming from its sides. If you push that button, a light on your laptop should go on and you should see a "reaction" on your LT screen (your LT must be in windows though !!!) somethng like "Wireless network enabled" at the bottom right of your screen.

Kind Regards,
Stef

Apr 16, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Hello, I have a Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router, My Problem is that when I got it I hooked it up and it worked fine. My daughter shut down the computer and now it wont work at all. At first, It started...


On the left front of the WRT54G wireless router, which is what I assume you have there is a light that says Cisco. It is actually a Universal Plug and Play button. Plug in the router to the DSL, the DSL will go in the port that is by itself, the others are numbered. The diagram that came with your router shows you where to put the DSL interface.

Now plug your PC into one of the other ports, and turn the laptop on with the wireless turned on too. Then press this button. It will turn from steady yellow to flashing white for a bit. It will use universal plug and play to set itself up.

Hope this helps. Also, if you want to reset the router to the factory state, press the button on the back of the router for 5 seconds and unplug it. Then keep holding it and plug it back in.

Mar 08, 2008 | PC Desktops

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