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Wireless is not connected on my laptop - where is the buttom to enable wireless?

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  • Camellia Mauger Dec 02, 2008

    My computer is a hp compaq 6710b

  • Anthony Perez
    Anthony Perez May 11, 2010

    Need more info...

    Make/model of your machine...

    Check the top row of your keys - there should be an antenna symbol. Hit your Function key and that key. Check your Control Panel...



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Your manual is by your OS. I've provided link to direct download (PDF) of your Wireless function:

For Vista : Click here
For XP : Click here

It is the button, I've described before...

General KB for your machine is located here.

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Find the network connections menu below control panel and right click the wireless icon and enable

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