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My wireless adapter seems to only work sometimes. The physical switch is switched to on but it still says that my wireless is disabled

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Try to enable through network connections.
I have a compaq laptop that was like yours, now it has stopped working, i have to use a usb dongle.
Google your model number to see if its a common problem for you laptop.
Your adapter can be found here
Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections
right click on the adapter and enable

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