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Is there a light on my computer to let me know its in wireless mode?

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The Acer laptops usually have a light next to the wireless switch from where you turn it on (next to the sound connections on the front). When wireless is on, the yellow light blinks every few seconds. Also in network connections you can see if wireless is connected (in Start, Run type NCPA.cpl and it will bring up the network connections).

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