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Where is the wireless button on t42 thinkpad

How do I find my button to turn on my wireless, or is it a function key
Fn or F2

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There's no hardware switch to activate and deactivate the wireless networking, but pressing Fn and F5 brings up a menu that allows you to turn Bluetooth on/off, WiFi on/off or both. It seems like IBM isn't satisfied with standard toggle buttons like other notebook manufacturers - even pressing the Fn and F7 buttons to switch between internal and external screens, brings up a menu with multiple display settings and resolutions.
Hope this helps,
David

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

  • Karl Perry Jun 28, 2013

    These buttons don't bring up a menu it just increases the volume

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I have a IBM thinkpad R40 type 2896 and my wireless is turned off. How can I turn it back on.

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How to turn on the wireless switch on the laptop or notebook

If you have issues in finding the wireless switch on the laptop to turn the wireless on you can refer the below list
1. Dell D600 & D610-Key Board-Fn+F2
2. HP NC4000 & NC4010-Button-Above Keyboard
3. HP NC4220-Button Left Side of Laptop Near USB Port
4. HP NC6000 & NC6220-Button above Keyboard
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7. IBM T43 & X32 Keyboard combination Fn + F5 then Click "Turn On"
8. Toshiba M1 & M2 Switch Left side of laptop towards
front
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10. Toshiba TE2000 Switch on the left side of laptop by Volume ctrl
11. Toshiba Tecra 2100 Switch Left side of laptop by Volume ctrl


12. Sony Vaio - switch on front left
13. Dell - FN,F2 or FN,F8 or FN,F12
14. Acer - FN,F5
15. IBM / LENOVO
IBM General - Some models have the wireless slide button on the side of the laptop.
IBM DV series - use the antenna-like button found on the upper section of your keyboard.
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IBM ThinkPad (General) - Most have software switch or button on Left hand side.
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16. MEDION
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17. MSI
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U100 - Fn+F11
18. PACKARD BELL
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Easy Note E2/MV46/008 - Fn+F1
Easy note W7730, Antenna-like wireless button on the side of the laptop.
MZ36-U024 - Fn+F2
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X54 - Antenna-like button close to the power switch.
20. SAMSUNG
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