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    Where is the WIFI Switch on an Acer?

    This is a bit of an embarrassing question.

    On an Acer Aspire 5670 laptop.

    Where is the WIFI switch on the laptop to turn on and off, WIFI?

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    It's #10... this is the internet.... what's the problem?
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    Manned-Rake. Thanks for the help *bowing down.*

    But here is the problem: number #10, I slide it to the right, and it slides back to the left.

    So is it stuck? Is it stuck in the "off" position or the "on" position.

    Again to note, my WIFI worked for a year or two after buying it, and 2 years ago stopped. So I just used the LAN connection.

    Now I NEED to use WIFI for a new apartment.

    There is a red "X" over my wifi icon....

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    It's not uncommon for these switches to be sprung. So it might not be stuck on or off. There should be an LED indicator somewhere as well to show if it's on or off.

    Check for updated drivers or you could also try uninstalling in device manager and restarting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben2talk View Post
    http://www.notebookreview.com/assets/9510.jpg hard to spot?
    Thanks for the help, Ben2talk.

    But yes, I doesn't show which button is for wifi and it's also in a completely different location than Manned Rakes diagram.

    I still cannot find it. I'll probably visit an IT person to see if it's another problem.

    ---Update---

    UPDATE:

    The pic by Manned-Rake is correct. The wifi button is a spring and was stuck (I think).

    When I jam it/keep it open using a toothpick, I can dial into wifi and see the 'secured' and 'unsecured' networks as there are many in my area - but I still cannot get wifi.

    Software isse? Even though I bought it in 2006 and wifi was possible?

    Driver was noted also by a poster.

    I suppose my last resort is to contact an IT guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Western Devil View Post
    Thanks for the help, Ben2talk.
    I was just having fun - I'm sure that's not the same as your laptop. I would check very closely for shortcuts, maybe a 'fn' key and a slightly hard to spot selection of shortcuts. My Asus has shortcuts for wifi, turning the screen on/off etc - keyboard shortcuts rather than dedicated buttons.

    Put your glasses on and study the keyboard, maybe they're printed in very dark blue on a black background...

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