How to Turn on Wireless on an IBM Lenovo

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In order to connect to a wireless network and the Internet on an IBM Lenovo machine, you must first enable wireless networking via your computer's operating system. Allow about five minutes to enable your IBM Lenovo computer's wireless capabilities.

Enable Wireless in Windows 7

Step 1

Click the Windows logo in the bottom left of your screen. Select "Control Panel" from the menu.

Step 2

Click the "Network and Internet" icon in the Control Panel.

Step 3

Click "Network and Sharing Center."

Step 4

Right click "Wireless Network Connection" icon. Select "Enable."

Enable Wireless via Switch

Step 1

Check your IBM Lenovo laptop for a wireless networking switch. It is usually on the front of the computer above the keyboard.

Step 2

Slide the wireless switch to the "On" position.

Step 3

Look for a wireless light on the front of the laptop. In some cases a light will come on to indicate that wireless networking is active. Other switches, when active, reveal a green strip of plastic.