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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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