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I don't think the barebones has a hardware switch you enable/disable in BIOS or via OS utilities.

Posted on Sep 06, 2010

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    Russell Oct 09, 2010

    There is also a possibility that you need to enact the system service for that particular device as well. Most times this is done through the software (down-loadable from the manufacturer) that will turn the card on and off as well.

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How do I turn on my wireless connection


If your computer will not connect to a wireless Internet signal, one of the first things to check is whether your computer's wireless switch is turned on.
Many laptop computers have a switch located on the exterior of the computer that controls its ability to connect to wireless networks.
This switch can be accidentally turned off, preventing users from connecting to the Internet.

Determine if your computer's wireless connectivity has been disabled by viewing the network icon in the lower toolbar on your computer's desktop.
When there is a disruption in your computer's Internet connection, the icon will have a red X through it. For further information, go to the computer's Network and Sharing Center where you can troubleshoot connectivity issues and view available wireless networks.
If the computer isn't recognizing any wireless connections (and you're sure that there are wireless signals in your area), the likely problem is that the wireless switch is turned off.
Locate the wireless switch on your computer.
It may be located on either side of the laptop or along the back or front.
If you aren't sure whether your computer has a wireless switch, check the user guide that came with the unit.
Determine whether the switch is currently in the "On" or "Off" position.
The switch will be clearly labeled.
Push the switch in the direction of the "On" position to ensure that it is turned on.
If the switch was already turned on, see if there is a keyboard combination that will activate your laptop's wireless capability.
The key combination for your laptop will depend on your computer's manufacturer, but will generally involve a combination of the Function, Control or Alt and the F1 to F12 keys.
Check your user manual for your computer's key combination.
Troubleshoot problems finding wireless networks

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Troubleshoot-problems-finding-wireless-networks

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I do not know my wireless pc


b> If your computer will not connect to a wireless Internet signal, one of the first things to check is whether your computer's wireless switch is turned on. Many laptop computers have a switch located on the exterior of the computer that controls its ability to connect to wireless networks. This switch can be accidentally turned off, preventing users from connecting to the Internet.

Determine if your computer's wireless connectivity has been disabled by viewing the network icon in the lower toolbar on your computer's desktop. When there is a disruption in your computer's Internet connection, the icon will have a red X through it. For further information, go to the computer's Network and Sharing Center where you can troubleshoot connectivity issues and view available wireless networks. If the computer isn't recognizing any wireless connections (and you're sure that there are wireless signals in your area), the likely problem is that the wireless switch is turned off. Locate the wireless switch on your computer. It may be located on either side of the laptop or along the back or front. If you aren't sure whether your computer has a wireless switch, check the user guide that came with the unit. Determine whether the switch is currently in the "On" or "Off" position. The switch will be clearly labeled. Push the switch in the direction of the "On" position to ensure that it is turned on. If the switch was already turned on, see if there is a keyboard combination that will activate your laptop's wireless capability. The key combination for your laptop will depend on your computer's manufacturer, but will generally involve a combination of the Function, Control or Alt and the F1 to F12 keys. Check your user manual for your computer's key combination. Troubleshoot problems finding wireless networks

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Troubleshoot-problems-finding-wireless-networks

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Where is the wireless switch on the dell vostro 200


Unlike notebook computers, most desktops don't come with wireless networking built in. I can't find any mention on Dell's site that the Vostro 200 has wireless capability, so this computer doesn't have a wireless switch. To use your desktop computer on a wireless network, you'll need to install a wireless adapter. USB adapters are very easy to use since you just have to plug them in. They're not expensive and you can easily find them at retail stores and online.

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I've lost the wireless Internet on my hp pavilion 7. I have Internet but it says no Internet but it says none are available


Do you have a wireless switch on the front of the laptop? If so, you may want to be sure it switched to on. If there's a light indicator for the switch it will illuminate orange when it's off and blue when it's on. Newer HP laptops have a wireless on/off switch on the function keys (F Keys). The same goes for the illumination.

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Having trouble activing the wireless application


There should be a switch on the front of the laptop, on the edge. It should be a switch that is two-directional. There will be some pictures, one with a computer, and one with a computer with some waves coming out from it. Switch the switch to the side of the computer with the waves, and you will activate wireless internet. Follow the on-screen directions and you will receive the internet.

If this does not work, contact your internet supplier or find an internet supplier.

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Having trouble getting my wireless internet to work on this laptop we have high speed internet through frontiernet.net but i cannot get the wireless to get connected. on christmas eve we had a really bad...


well if your wireless was working i doubt its the switch.the switch should be a little slider on the side.if not itll have to be enabled threw your wireless on your pc.sounds if your router needs to be reset by frontier..

Jan 03, 2010 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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Wireless internet on my computer is switched off


If you're using a laptop, you need to turn on the wireless switch. For most laptops, there is a wireless button or the combination of Fn + F2 keys.

Jun 16, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Wireless switch is amber


Your computer is not detecting the wireless network, that's all. Leave it in an enabled state (even thought it's amber), and try a shutdown and restart.
If not, force it to search for wireless networks. It should detect.
By logging off the internet, what do you mean? Shutting your browser, disabling the wireless device under network connections, switching off the radio on the switch on your computer, or something else?

Apr 26, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv6000z PC Notebook

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Wireless switch doesn't cut off internet signal.


the slide should cut the power off the wireless nic.

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Wireless ready laptop not getting connected to internet through belkin router


You may want to check if the wireless switch is "ON"
on the laptop most wireless ready laptops has either a
button or toggle switch to enable the wireless radio..
if it's already enabled and you still cant connect to
the wireless network,try changing the wireless channel
from the router.

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