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Trying to enable wireless-----where is hardware switch? Is it in the manual??

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  • mackfiz55 Oct 17, 2008

    Tecra M3, I push the function key and the f8 key, nothing happens. I still cannot get the wireless to connect.

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On some models there are manual switches but on most it will be one of the function keys and usually it will be in blue and the symbol of an antenna. to toggle this on and off hold the blue "FN" key usually located in the left corner of the keyboard then push the key with the antenna on it, There is usually a Icon in the control panel also that can do the same function. If you let me know what the make and model is I will look it up for you. Take care.. Be mucho blessed..Mark

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