Hi: Sure do hope someone here has the solution to this:
I have wireless adapter in my Gateway laptop. When trying to use/enable it I keep getting a error message of: "The radio on your 802.11 network adapter is still disabled. Use the Radio Control Switch to Enable it." This used to work without a hitch; but after installing a bunch of updated drivers (using Driver Robot), it refuses to function.
HOW do I fix this?? I've updated drivers until I'm nearly "blue in the face", tried this, tried that, still no luck.... Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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Is the adapter normally switched on via a physical switch on the laptop case or by Fn key combination ?
Normal operation before this problem was to CLICK on a control to enable it. It's a Gateway laptop, card etc. is internal... Have tried un-installing, you name it - without positive results. Any ideas? Thanks in advance...
Above answer from Fixx is not relevant to my situation.
Driver version is: 126.96.36.199 Dated 10/12/2006, which seems to be one of the most currently available. So, once again, I'm still looking for help with this issue.
I guess it's possible the wireless hardware is faulty -- get in touch with Gateway and see if they have a suggestion or will issue warranty return auhorisation.
QUESTION: Since any other solution seems to be unavailable; WHAT would happen IF I both deleted the hardware (Device Manager) and REMOVED it with Ad/Remove Programs? Any chance the System might re-install it upon re-boot???
It's worth trying.
I would also go into the BIOS screens and turn off any features or ports you don't need -- e.g. Parallel Printer Port (if any) because fewer devices running in Windows might clear a resource clash