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The wireless function on my laptop works intermittently. Are there any special settings process I must follow? Please provide for set-up. The wireless switch is turned on and I have a strong wireless signal in my home. I wireless icon is not lit and I cannot see any wireless site.

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I had to change the location profile to allow it to see my wireless router.

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