HELP computer says "Wireless capability on this computer is off"
HELP!!! My computer says "Wireless capability on this computer is turned off"
What can I do to turn it back on, the notice says "This can be done by using a switch, which is usually found on the front or side of the computer, or a function key combination."
I have a brand new Compaq, Presario C700 portable wireless laptop. I looked all over the computer for a switch but cant find one. Any suggestions??? Thanks !!!!
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Look on both sides and in the front of the laptop for a switch or button that controls the wireless.
If the wireless switch is turned on then maybe you hit the keystrokes that toggles the wireless On or Off.
Normally to toggle the wireless with keystrokes you have to Press and Hold the FN function key then hit the correct key (F1 thru F12) that toggles the wireless. The correct key will have the wireless icon on it and it may look something like this )))). Or it may be a tower with ))) on it.
First, turn the wireless switch OFF and switch it back ON
(make sure sure that there is a BLUE light on the wireless indicator)
then press Fn+F5 (this will ENABLE the wireless capability of your computer)
>Try to detect wireless networks
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You have to find the wireless switch because your swith is somehow turned off.
If that does not works go to
Device manager (Right click my computer go to properties, under properties go to hardware and then to device manager) and then uninstall the wireless drivers. Then restart the computer give your computer some time so that it can reinstall the drivers automatically.
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What you are seeing is the offline web page view. It is not actual internet unless you can search through different sites. There should be a light just below your screen what will allow you to turn wireless on or off. Or search your computer files for wireless assistant aka WLAN
Theres a slide on switch there somewhere on the side or front of your laptop. Once you turn that on you will see an a little computer icon on the lower task bar of your desktop screen near where the time is shown. That is telling you that your wireless radio is on ready to accept and connect to any unsecured wireless network.
You should have a quick reference sheet that came with your laptop (if new) which usually shows you which and where the features are at (USB, wireless switch, etc) .
If you have Vista just right click that little icon and select "Connect to a network" and if theres any wireless network in range choose whichever network (SSID) you want to connect to
Or in Vista click on Help and Support and on search bar type " wireless set up" and it will instruct you on how to proceed.
You can buy a wireless router for your home to connect directly to your existing ISP modem (if you have one)