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My lapton is unable to pick up wireless connection

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This usually happens when the wireless card in the laptop has been turned off or disabled. If you locate the button on the laptop and it has been turned off, just move it to the on position.

If you are unable to locate the button, you can refer to for some examples of what it looks like and where it may be on your laptop.

NOTE: Your exact model may not be listed, these are only examples. For an exact location you would need to refer to your manual for the laptop. Also, if you have to use a key combination to enable it, you will need to use the blue Function key (sometimes abbreviated Fn) on your keyboard in combination with the key referenced in the link to enable your wireless.

If that doest correct the issue, you will need to verified that the driver is enabled in windows. To do this, you can click Start > Run > type ncpa.cpl and press Enter. If you have Vista you can just click Start and type ncpa.cpl in the "Start Search" and press Enter. It will open Network Connections window. Look and see if your wireless connection say Enabled or Disabled. If disabled, right click the connection and choose Enable and that should correct your issue.

If you cant tell initially whether the connection is enabled or disabled you can right click the "Wireless Connection" and if it has Disable at the top of the menu, that means it's already enabled and vice versa.

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Hello mull0566,
Having complete info available to me on model, operating system will help more - but IF this is a fairly new laptop....there may be a switch that you need to turn on to enable wireless.
If this does not answer your problem, post back with the make/model and operating system of your laptop and I will be more detailed.


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Make sure you have a wireless network card plugged in.

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