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Wireless switch is disabled how do i enable it?

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    My aunt has a emachines desktop. I have a router and was trying to hook up a wireless adapter for her to get a connection. It said "to check her wireless switch" Where can I find the wireless switch? Is it an actual switch on the cpu or an inside switch i must enable?



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Check "network connections",if youve got the correct drivers for your wireless,you should see the icon,right click it and pick "enable"
you could also right click the icon by your clock to repair,disable.(little tv-looking pikt)
also,you can drag the connection icon from "network connections"to your desktop,it will be a shortcut which will enable you to "double-click"to enable!!

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