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Can not turn on the wireless device. I've checked the BIOS and it's enabled. I've tried the Fn F5 key and it doesn't even access the wireless controls.

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  • tllewellyn May 11, 2010

    Can you clarify further? Can you perform any detection of wireless networks? What OS are you running this Laptop on? Please provide as specific information as possible

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This happened to me, you need to reinstall the drivers for your wireless adapter, these should be able to be found when you hit my computer and then C drive.. there is generally a partition that says drivers

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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