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Wireless laptop failure

Hi, you wrote me a solution to my laptop problem. It was helpful because thats is exactly what i would normally do if the wireless system is not working however on this occasion when i went to do that the little computer that i would normally click on is not there at all anymore!

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    i have wirelss but when im connected to wireless it doesnt look for the pages..why is that?

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To look for wireless icon on windows XP start by clicking
start-->Settings-->Network Connections
here you shoud able to see wireless network connection
Double click on wirless network connection and below you
would see "show icon in...." and also " notify me...". Check
on this 2 box and click apply.Next time you'll be able to see this icon again.
goodluck,takecare.

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