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I can't get on the wireless internet. Where is the hardware turn-on switch to allow access on the laptop?

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Yes, on the very front, from the left you will see a speaker, a button for bluetooth, next button is wireless enable/disable, then power indicator, battery indicator. For a visual, see page 22 of your user manual at the link below:

http://www.acerpanam.com/synapse/data/7117/documents/TM4200-ENG-OLM_1207.pdf

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The turn on switch for the wireless network in located right in front of you. It is on the left of audio connectors.

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