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Wireless internet I purchased this laptop at best buy and I want to use it with my wireless router. It seems as though I need to turn on my wireless network connection. How do I do that?

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  • Diva40 Jun 18, 2008

    I tried to connect with the F2 and Fn key but nothing happens. I went into my connections and the only thing that shows up is my LAN connection. I went into the HPQ settings and checked the Enable wireless network box, but still there is nothing. I give up.

  • artman1333 Jan 02, 2009

    mine is acer aspire 4720Z and can't get wireless on

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  • gabrielle33 May 03, 2009

    I have a HP dv4 1040go Entertainment Laptop, and the touch functions a the top of the keyboard are not working. I downoaded the BIOS and the driver update, and no luck. I do not see any function keys on the keyboard, or any of my wireless keyboards. What funtion key can I use to try to turn the device on? I have plugged in the CAT5 directly to the modem and the internet works. My problem is that the wireless LAN is turned off, and I cannot turn it on in any location I found in control panel, etc. Please help.

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    Most wireless routers require password to access the router as well to configure router access within your operating system with network solutions.

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Just push in on the wifi light Icon on the top of the laptop. It is a light and a switch. The led light will turn orange when it is off and blue when it is on. That's it. Later gater..

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While the wireless device should be enabled by default, it's possible that it's disabled.

  1. First check if your wireless device has a hardware enable/disable switch and enable it.
  2. Next, check the wireless software that your computer uses and make sure it isn't disabling the device. Intel Proset is known for doing this.
  3. Now check for any wireless function keys. Function keys are normally blue icons on your F-keys. It will have some sort of wireless icon. You'll need to hold down the Fn key and tap that function key.
  4. Lastly, check your Network Connections from Control Panel. It should show your wireless device in there, and if it's disabled (greyed out) you can right click on it and select Enable.
If you aren't sure what to do or want a more definitive answer please post your laptop's model. Then I can figure out what's most likely the problem.

Posted on May 13, 2008

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