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Wireless connection I havent had any problems with my wireless connection at all, and today I turn my computer on and its not picking up and wireless connection. the signal on the modem is great, and my sister can connect no problem. I dont know what to do, and how to go about fixing it. when i called the technical support they mentioned i might have turned off some button on my computer. the laptop is a lenovo, t61, ThinkPad. I tryed pressing the Fn-F9 and it didnt do anything, the wireless light is not lit on my laptop. please please help me. I dont know what to do, and I need internet for my project.

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You may have a physical switch on your laptop.
The following says that it may be hard to find but have a look at the front left edge of the casing.
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Intel_PRO/Wireless_3945ABG_Mini-PCI_Express_Adapter

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yoiu can press the button again and when promted eturn turn back on the wireless radio . also there is the access connectipons that you can run and that will set it up for you

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