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I have purchased a wireless router and cannot find the icon on my laptop

I cannot locate the wireless network icon on my laptop. I was told to turn the switch on but i do not know how to.

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Hi,

In some Toshiba laptop, there is a small switch at the right hand side. If I remember right, it is a small blue button. It's pretty small. Alternately, some versions have it in front/right side.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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The switch will go back to its original position.

Confirm that the wireless networking icon has appeared on the screen.
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Since most Acer laptops have built-in wireless, no additional hardware is required.

Turn on the laptop.
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Right-click the wireless icon in the bottom right corner.
In Windows 7 this will resemble a small stair-step triangle;
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Click "View available wireless networks."
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Wait while the adapter finds your wireless network.
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