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Where Is The Wireless Switch On A HP Pavillion 6555b Laptop, HP Wireless Assistant: WLAN Disabled

Earlier while working on a laptop that I rarely use because it is only required to access one of my clients networks the Wireless network interface stopped working. Initially I thought the Windows XP computer was in the process of crashing however I soon figured out that this was not the case. I started looking for the Wireless switch, which is typically used on modern laptops to turn the Wireless interface off and on, but I was unable to locate it initially. Below I describe how I eventually noticed that the Wireless switch had been disabled, where the WiFi switch is located, and how to turn the Wireless switch on a HP Pavillion 6555b back to the on position.

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Default Web Password for Kyocera KR2 Mobile Router

The default admin or web login for the Kyocera KR2 Mobile Router is the last 6 digits of the MAC address. The MAC Address is located on the bottom of the router and is titled WLAN MAC ID. The digits will be in hexidecimal.

To make configuration changes you must login to the administration account using the last 6 of the MAC address.