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Go to Control Panel and then SYSTEM. When that opens go to the HARDWARE tab and select DEVICE MANAGER, from there you can select NETWORK ADAPTERS. You will see all the installed network adapters there.
If you do have one, and MOST newer laptops do, then you can go to Control Panel again and set up the Wireless Network.
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