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How can i turn on wireless adapter on the IBM thinkpad R40 laptop.I can't see the wireless adapter switch.......the drivers are already installed successfully.Please HELP!!!!!!!!!!!

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The r40 has no hardware switch. it has a software switch. you must first determine what type of wifi card if any is installed. most of the stock cards are intel or cisco and the ibm support site has the software used to control them. sometimes, thru the network connections, windows can take control if the drivers are installed

Posted on Dec 23, 2010

  • Jaramie Brescol Dec 23, 2010

    forgot about using the keys 'Fn F5' also

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