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Wireless Network Card

Have been trying for many months to get wireless on my Acer Aspire 3000 laptop, the provider of my internet is orange. I am unsure whether there is a built in wireless card, i have never found one in device manager. Will i need to buy this seperately? When trying to set up a network i am also asked to insert a usb device, is this essential too, to getting wireless on my laptop?

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Re: Wireless Network Card

Where would the user find this switch?
Is is a key on the keyboard?
Is it by the mouse pad?
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Wireless Network Card

How old is the laptop and did you turn on the wireless switch located on the exteiror of the laptop ?

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Before you start:
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from following site

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