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Tech Tip #101: The Laptop Internet Button

Posted by on April 20, 2015

tech tricksAs a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy!

Q: My internet stopped working on my laptop. Everyone else’s in the house works, but mine won’t connect. What do I do?

A: First: Make sure the laptop button that allows connection to the internet is on. More often than not, that’s the problem for teachers at my school. If it’s not that, it gets much more complicated. I’ll cross my fingers.

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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of dozens of tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is webmaster for six blogs, CSG Master Teacher, adjunct professor in tech ed, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, a tech ed columnist for, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

2 Responses to Tech Tip #101: The Laptop Internet Button

  1. Lynn Wynn

    Sometimes it is a switch (slides from left to right) on the front of the laptop near the latch rather than a button. That’s what it is on the Dell Latitude laptop anyway!

    • Jacqui

      Thanks, Lynn. I remember how surprised I was the first time I ran into this problem. Most of my tech stuff at that point wasn’t mobile.

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