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2 laptops - one connects to internet - other doesn't.

I have 2 laptops. One is brand new and was connecting to the internet as of yesterday. Today, it won't. The second laptop connects - so I know it's not the wireless router. In troubleshooting, I'm supposed to "flipping a switch" or a function key combination. Any suggestions?

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  • denise_k_pla Jan 01, 2009

    Hi Eddie333,



    Both laptops have the ability to access the internet via wireless router. I went into managing networks on the laptop that is not resonding, and I see the wireless router connection, but there is an error indicating no wireless connections are available and that we need to flip the switch to allow interent access (???) or to use a function key combination...but these instructions are rather vague. The laptop with the problem is brand new - Xmas present. Again, it was working yesterday. Just not sure why it stopped.

  • Ed Deguzman
    Ed Deguzman May 11, 2010

    How were both connecting yesterday, does each laptop have its own wireless card ?

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Theres a little slide on (or flip) switch to turn on your wireless. It can also be slide (or switch) off to turn off. Its usually located in the lower right front and sometimes its on the side depending on the model of your laptop. Theres usually a quick reference guide that comes with the laptop and that will show you where the USB ports are at, serial ports, AC jack, audio jack, CD Rom, and specifically where your wireless switch is located. There will also be a light ( blue or green indicating its on ) so once its on it can pick up wireless router signals, hence allows you internet access.

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