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Wireless not working. Hardware Radio Switch Off..?

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January 29, 2012 6:04:35 AM

I am unable to connect to the internet wirelessly. The ethernet cable works just fine. When I run network diagnostics it says to turn the wireless capability on. I am able to connect using other devices, (psp, xbox 360) The switch and light on my laptop is turned on. When I press Fn-F2 (wireless capability) buttons, nothing happens. Intel My WiFi Utility says hardware radio switch off. And a program i downloaded from Intel's website: Wireless Select Switch, says bluetooth and wireless LAN are disabled. The network adapter in my laptop is Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN, and the drivers are up to date. I have also tried rolling back the drivers, System Restore, Setting the BIOS to default, and uninstalling the drivers, restarting, then reinstalling the driver... Please help! REDACTED - SS is my email, you can contact me directly or on this site.
January 29, 2012 6:06:19 AM

Sager NP2098
15.6" HD 16:9 WXGA Super Clear Ultra Bright Glossy LED Screen (1366x768)
Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 "Montevina" 2.53GHz w/ 3MB L2 Cache - 1066MHz FSB - 25watt
4,096MB DDR3 1066MHz Dual Channel Memory (2 SODIMMS) (Requires Vista 64-Bit to recognize Full 4GB)
2GB Intel Robson Turbo Memory II
512MB ATi Mobility Radeon HD4650
2X Blu-ray Read/8X DVDRW Super Multi Combo Drive
320GB 7200RPM (Serial-ATA II 300 - 16MB Cache)
Built-in Intel Wi-Fi Link 5100AGN - 802.11A/B/G/N Wireless LAN Module
Integrated Fingerprint Reader
Bluetooth EDR Card
Built in 2.0 Megapixel Camera
Internal 3-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS)
Sound Blaster Compatible 3D Audio - Included
Full Range Auto Switching AC Adapter - Included
Smart Li-ion Battery (6-Cell)
Windows Vista Home Premium (64-Bit)
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January 29, 2012 7:33:06 AM

Stevemail4210 said:
I am unable to connect to the internet wirelessly. The ethernet cable works just fine. When I run network diagnostics it says to turn the wireless capability on. I am able to connect using other devices, (psp, xbox 360) The switch and light on my laptop is turned on. When I press Fn-F2 (wireless capability) buttons, nothing happens. Intel My WiFi Utility says hardware radio switch off. And a program i downloaded from Intel's website: Wireless Select Switch, says bluetooth and wireless LAN are disabled. The network adapter in my laptop is Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN, and the drivers are up to date. I have also tried rolling back the drivers, System Restore, Setting the BIOS to default, and uninstalling the drivers, restarting, then reinstalling the driver... Please help! REDACTED - SS is my email, you can contact me directly or on this site.



Been having the same sort of trouble, still havnt sorted it out , but I found whats causing the trouble, the default setting on your windows firewall stops home and work networks getting through the firewall,I,ve tried to remove the block but can,t, I.ve got up to the advanced settings bit, but cant find any mention of networks. perhaps you could try that, and let me know how to do it, as you seem a bit more au-fais with computers than I
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January 29, 2012 7:41:52 AM

I don't think it's my firewall because I had this same problem when I was using Norton, and Windows Firewall was disabled. And now I have completely removed Norton, and temporarily turned of Windows Firewall manually, and the problem persists.
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January 30, 2012 4:30:53 PM

Any suggestions at all will help!? And if you need any more info just ask.
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February 6, 2012 7:59:03 PM

please help!
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March 11, 2013 1:23:26 PM

Any solution to this?

Only work around I have is to go to devmgmt.msc from Run and enable/disable the intel adapter under Network Adapters.
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August 23, 2013 10:59:48 PM

Stevemail4210 said:
I am unable to connect to the internet wirelessly. The ethernet cable works just fine. When I run network diagnostics it says to turn the wireless capability on. I am able to connect using other devices, (psp, xbox 360) The switch and light on my laptop is turned on. When I press Fn-F2 (wireless capability) buttons, nothing happens. Intel My WiFi Utility says hardware radio switch off. And a program i downloaded from Intel's website: Wireless Select Switch, says bluetooth and wireless LAN are disabled. The network adapter in my laptop is Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN, and the drivers are up to date. I have also tried rolling back the drivers, System Restore, Setting the BIOS to default, and uninstalling the drivers, restarting, then reinstalling the driver... Please help! REDACTED - SS is my email, you can contact me directly or on this site.


Goto: Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Troubleshooting\Network and Internet
Right click network adapter and select "run as administrator"
Your problem should go away....
Was stuck with this problem for almost a day ....haven't found a satisfactory answer online.....running the network adapter diagnostic as administrator seems to be the key here...
Hope this helps you and the scores of others who are facing this problem....
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December 16, 2013 12:39:50 PM

Hi there,
My computer had the same problem and I have just managed to find a solution.
I pressed Fn+F2. [After hours spent over this issue I was quite disappointed to find such an easy solution]
Hope that can work for you as well.
Monia
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December 31, 2013 6:57:04 AM

The_Monia said:
Hi there,
My computer had the same problem and I have just managed to find a solution.
I pressed Fn+F2. [After hours spent over this issue I was quite disappointed to find such an easy solution]
Hope that can work for you as well.
Monia


Fn+F2 is for Mute/Unmute,how this helps... still tried and no help
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January 6, 2014 2:28:49 PM

Stevemail4210 said:
I am unable to connect to the internet wirelessly. The ethernet cable works just fine. When I run network diagnostics it says to turn the wireless capability on. I am able to connect using other devices, (psp, xbox 360) The switch and light on my laptop is turned on. When I press Fn-F2 (wireless capability) buttons, nothing happens. Intel My WiFi Utility says hardware radio switch off. And a program i downloaded from Intel's website: Wireless Select Switch, says bluetooth and wireless LAN are disabled. The network adapter in my laptop is Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN, and the drivers are up to date. I have also tried rolling back the drivers, System Restore, Setting the BIOS to default, and uninstalling the drivers, restarting, then reinstalling the driver... Please help! REDACTED - SS is my email, you can contact me directly or on this site.

same problem here, the hw switch is double checked (righ side of the front) it is switched on.
bios also checked, but system says the radio is switched of.
the windows trouble shooter also highlights the hw switch as a solution.

any idea maybe?
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March 30, 2014 1:27:10 AM

THIS should FIX it

http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAG...
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donatsz said:
Stevemail4210 said:
I am unable to connect to the internet wirelessly. The ethernet cable works just fine. When I run network diagnostics it says to turn the wireless capability on. I am able to connect using other devices, (psp, xbox 360) The switch and light on my laptop is turned on. When I press Fn-F2 (wireless capability) buttons, nothing happens. Intel My WiFi Utility says hardware radio switch off. And a program i downloaded from Intel's website: Wireless Select Switch, says bluetooth and wireless LAN are disabled. The network adapter in my laptop is Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN, and the drivers are up to date. I have also tried rolling back the drivers, System Restore, Setting the BIOS to default, and uninstalling the drivers, restarting, then reinstalling the driver... Please help! REDACTED - SS is my email, you can contact me directly or on this site.

same problem here, the hw switch is double checked (righ side of the front) it is switched on.
bios also checked, but system says the radio is switched of.
the windows trouble shooter also highlights the hw switch as a solution.

any idea maybe?


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May 29, 2014 7:55:25 AM

Stevemail4210 said:
I am unable to connect to the internet wirelessly. The ethernet cable works just fine. When I run network diagnostics it says to turn the wireless capability on. I am able to connect using other devices, (psp, xbox 360) The switch and light on my laptop is turned on. When I press Fn-F2 (wireless capability) buttons, nothing happens. Intel My WiFi Utility says hardware radio switch off. And a program i downloaded from Intel's website: Wireless Select Switch, says bluetooth and wireless LAN are disabled. The network adapter in my laptop is Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN, and the drivers are up to date. I have also tried rolling back the drivers, System Restore, Setting the BIOS to default, and uninstalling the drivers, restarting, then reinstalling the driver... Please help! REDACTED - SS is my email, you can contact me directly or on this site.


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May 29, 2014 7:58:19 AM

WLAN AutoConfig is set to Automatic but will not start and produces this error... “Error 1083: The executable program that this service is configured to run in does not implement the service” In our example Wireless will not start and shows the radio is turned off…
1. Open Services.msc
2. Open the properties of the service (General Tab) that won’t start (WLAN AutoConfig)
3. Make a note of the last entry at the end of 'Path to executable' i.e. C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
4. In the registry navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Svchost
5. In the right pane open the string that matches the Path to executable entry, (LocalSystemNetworkRestricted)
6. Then add the exact service name “Wlansvc” from the properties window; right click on the executable entry and select modify to add.
7. Close regedit and reboot. Now check if the service has started.
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June 25, 2014 12:53:33 AM

For my Toshiba Satellite P755 - I found this answer on Toshiba Forums - (and it worked for me - lost wireless connection twice, and went 3 months 'on the wire' before finally solving problem.)

Go to the folder on your c drive "Program files\Toshiba\TBS. Then scroll down the list of program files and double click on the file named TBSWireless.exe and hey presto, the wireless communication will turn on (Amber Light will come on on the front bottom right panel of the computer). From now on the FN-F8 Key combination will turn it on and off.
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August 10, 2014 2:02:58 AM

Stevemail4210 said:
I am unable to connect to the internet wirelessly. The ethernet cable works just fine. When I run network diagnostics it says to turn the wireless capability on. I am able to connect using other devices, (psp, xbox 360) The switch and light on my laptop is turned on. When I press Fn-F2 (wireless capability) buttons, nothing happens. Intel My WiFi Utility says hardware radio switch off. And a program i downloaded from Intel's website: Wireless Select Switch, says bluetooth and wireless LAN are disabled. The network adapter in my laptop is Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN, and the drivers are up to date. I have also tried rolling back the drivers, System Restore, Setting the BIOS to default, and uninstalling the drivers, restarting, then reinstalling the driver... Please help! REDACTED - SS is my email, you can contact me directly or on this site.


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August 10, 2014 2:06:01 AM

Its easy, just use the fungsional button + one of the f button with a connect icon, mine is fn+f3 others have different...
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