I am having a problem setting up a wireless connection on my linux laptop, does anyone know the shortcut to turn the wireless on, the Fn + F3 on my acer laptop would obviously only apply to the original windows operating system.
I would need the model of the laptop. But tipically most wireless problems like yours are solved by installing the drivers.
Go to System > Administration > Additional Drivers and install the Wireless driver that appears there.
Or press Alt+F2 and type jockey-gtk and install from there (It is the same as the above instruction)
That is, assuming you did not install the proprietary drivers which are the ones found in the additional Drivers window.
Let me know how it went.