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This depends on the Operating system you have and the hardware you are using. For example, a linksys wireless adapter can be turned on and off through the Windows control panel. If you are running Linux, you will have to find the package that controls the adapter and make sure it is active. I am not sure how it works with a Mac, but there should be an option for it located near where the "network connections" are controlled. Windows XP has a listing for "Wireless Network Setup Wizard" which will help you through the connection.
There could also be an issue with your router. This is the piece of hardware that connects your home network (your PC's and laptops) to the internet. Each router works differently, but there are similarities. If you have tried turning the wireless on through your operating system and it is still not working, or your computer tells you that there are no networks in range, your router's wireless might be turned off. To fix this, get your router's user's manual and find the IP address. Go to your web browser and type the IP address of your router into the address bar -- this will give you what looks like a web page (it's actually the interface for your router). Look at all of the wireless options you can find to make sure it is turned on at the router, then try your network setup on your computer again.
If neither of these solutions corrects the issue, go to the web site for your wireless adapter's manufacturer and search for the model number or serial number of your adapter. Lots of times there are FAQ's that will help you resolve the issue. If there is still no help, try the manufacturer's site for your router .. their FAQ's may have a solution.
Most likely this problem is with your software not being turned on, not the hardware, and the above solutions should help. If nothing else is working, then you might have a hardware issue. Make sure the wireless adapter is plugged in to a working socket (if it's USB, try another port, if it's inside your computer, you might want to seek the assistance of a professional repair shop).
Posted on May 23, 2011
Go to start right click my network places then properties then right click wireless network then enable
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