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WIRELESS SWITCH looking for the wireless switch, helping a friend thats been tied to the land lines up to now.

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    how do i activate wireless on my ibm thinkpad t42?


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IBM accsess connections then power on the radio

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Some IBM's don't have a wireless switch. If it's asking you to check to be sure that the wireless switch is on, or it won't let you enable the radio, try a different driver. Get the make and model of the wireless card and go to

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