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I cannot connect to the internet on my laptop - get message adapter radio turned off

I cannot connect wireless to the internet on my laptop-get message adapter radio turned off

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  • Barry Parks May 11, 2010

    What is the make and model of the laptop?

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Look for a little radio symbol on your keys numbered f1,f2,f3,f4,f5 usually in a different colour.

eg. if it is on f2 hold down the key marked Fn or Func and then press f2 and it should turn on

press again to turn it off again.

without the exact model of laptop its hard to tell exactly

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