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Please Help:Can't turn on wireless "switch"

Discussion in 'Networking' started by maddiejen, Jan 13, 2011.

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  1. maddiejen

    maddiejen Thread Starter

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    Ever since I tried (and failed) to connect my new printer wirelessly a month ago, My MSi L2300 Laptop WILL NOT connect to the internet. It worked just fine before.
    It keeps says "Wireless capability is turned off" or it tells me to turn on wireless capability, the switch or the correct function key.
    My old pc had a switch on the side. This one has no switch. I tried to pust Fn and F8 at the same time and I get a signal icon on the screen. At first it has a red x, then I push it again and the x is gone, but it still won't connect.
    Please help me in really simple english. I'm not stupid, I just don't know all this computer language! :eek:

    I'm on windows 7

    ps...I didn't touch the wireless router, I promise!!!
     
  2. Saga Lout

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    Press Fn and F8 then leave it alone for a while the red cross sits there while it tries to connect to the router. Hopefully then the red cross will change to a different icon showing that you're connected.
     
  3. maddiejen

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    Tried Fn and F8. The antenna icon doesn't stay on, and the network diagnostics still says "use the switch on the front or side of the computer, or function keys if available, to enable wirellss capability on this computer"

    Help!
     
  4. Saga Lout

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    Some systems use Function 2. Does another Function key have an icon similar to the wireless one - a sort of ((O))?
     
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