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Turn on wireless capability

Problem with wireless capability.
Windows Network diagnostics says:
turn on wireless capability
this can be done by using a swith, which is usually found on front or side of the computer, or a function key combination.
The wireless light is red.  How do I fix this?  Compaq presario C714NR Notebook PC

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Re: Turn on wireless capability

Hi i m DJ i have problem with wireless capability windows network so how can i turn on the wireless capability?

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Re: Turn on wireless capability

Hi this link gives you specific instructions about your wireless for this laptop:
If you don't find what you need look here for more info;

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