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New notebook will not find wireless network even when right beside the router which other devices have connected to

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  • bassaras Nov 17, 2008

    No, this laptop does not have a wireless switch. The driver was installed on the PC.



    I figured out that FN + F11 enabled wireless.

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Have you check if you enable the wireless switch on your computer?
make sure you install the wlan card driver for it.

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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Find your wireless card and right click on it.
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