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Wireless radio adapter

Turning on wireless radio adapter for a compaq r3000 notebook, and fn f2 does'nt work.

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  • lissycasey Feb 19, 2008

    it is not fn & f2 to get it to work. must be something else for this laptop, fn f5 doesn't work either. any further suggestion?

  • lissycasey Feb 19, 2008

    sorry had tried this already there is no such thing on my laptop. what else could it be?

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If ur sure that that it is the fn and f2 that u have to press simultaneously to turn on wireless capabilty. Make sure u press it long enough
Right click on wireless network connection item in ur system bar and goto view available wireless connection and check what message is displayed there
If it still says that " No wireless network were found , make sure wireless switch is on "
Contact COMPAQ


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If ur not sure whether it FN F2 , then try to FN & F5 or FN & F2

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