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I am not sure how turn on wireless on my new laptop. I don't have a router connected yet. Is there a way to be able to use Internet on another persons system?

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  • Christoffer Petterson May 11, 2010

    if its a fujitsu siemens you have to hold the "fn" button and press on the "f" button which has an antenna on it example "Fn"+"F4" .

  • Jeff May 11, 2010

    What kind of laptop do you have. Some systems like the newer Dells have a switch that turns the wireless on and off. Others use software controls to active the wireless networking.
    After that, as noted by Joed911, you need to find a location that has a open, public access point to go online. Panera has them, many hotel lobbys do, some libraries and other locations offer free access. Using someone else's access point near your home is techncially stealing services and also could make your system vulnerable to being hacked by otehr users on that wireless system. If you have cable or DSL internet at home, you cna easliy add an access point, which you shoudl then secure by running the highest level of encryption your devices support (WPK-2 or better). There are a number of other ways to lock doen your wireless to keep out others who could snoop on your systems.


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    JDTec May 11, 2010

    Without them knowing it, it's illegal. You need to purchase a wireless router if you have internet at your home. Many hotels and restaurants provide free wireless. Panera Bread is one such place.

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Make & model, switches are different as to location and type for each one.

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Go under network conectsions and go under wirless conectsion and make sure it is enabled

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