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Find wi-fi on/off switch

Acer Extensa 5420. Is there a physical on-off wi-fi switch? How to find it? Unable to connect unless hard-wired via ethernet.

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If it has WLAN which mostly llaptops have now adays look for Dish antenna like sign on the front panel of laptop it might be somehwere on function keys if u find it just pree it with the FN key it will turn on pls check in ur config on the box or beneath the laptop there should be written somewhere intel 2200 BG or 3945 bg or intel 4965 BG then it has wifi otherwise not there is no need ofr finding it but it should be there if u bought like after 2005

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