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WIRELESS SWITH RADIO ON OFF IS NOT WIRKING

MY LAPTOP WIRELESS SWITH RADIO ON AND OFF IS NOT WIRKING , I INSTALLED WINDOWS TWO TIMES AND WHEN I AM TRYING TO INSTALL WIRELESS DRIVER , IT SHOWS A MESSAGE THAT SWITCH ON AND OFF YOUR RADIO BUTTON OR USE FUN + F2 KEY TO ACTIVATE YOUR BLUETOOTH , BUT I AM TRYING TO SWITH ON AND OFF THE RADIO BUTTON AND USE THE FUN+F2 KEY IT STILL DOESN'T WORK , I AM SURE ITS HARDWERAR IS FINE. PLEASE GIVE ME A SOLUTION

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Does your computer have an ON/OFF button (or slider) for the wireless, and a separate ON/OFF button (or slider) for BlueTooth?

Try each of the 4 settings:
* OFF/OFF
* OFF/ON
* ON/OFF
* ON/ON

Click Start
Click Control Panel
Click Network Connections
Click with the SECOND (usually the RIGHT) mouse-button on the wireless-adapter.
Click ENABLE.

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