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Gateway laptop wireless not on

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March 2, 2012 8:46:17 PM

this model does not have a button and the fn key combo has no effect.
The adaptor shows fine in device manager.
How can I turn the wireless back on?
I had this problem once before but can't remember how to turn it on.
It seems like a box popped up asking if I wanted to restart the wireless.
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March 2, 2012 10:37:52 PM

Try to press Fn +F2 on your keyboard < Usually works on Gateway
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March 2, 2012 11:26:16 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Try to press Fn +F2 on your keyboard < Usually works on Gateway

As stated, the fn+f2 key press has no effect.
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March 2, 2012 11:27:24 PM

Did you try to disable and then enable it in the device manager?
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March 2, 2012 11:31:38 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Did you try to disable and then enable it in the device manager?

I have and also uninstall and reinstall
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March 2, 2012 11:38:10 PM

there is a "wireless on" button in mobility center but it is shaded out.
The icon shows wireless off.
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March 3, 2012 12:30:50 AM

What model is it?
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March 3, 2012 12:32:48 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
What model is it?

It is NV53A 75u
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March 3, 2012 12:43:59 AM

Go to Start,then all programs,then click the windows mobility center,when the window opens click turn wireless on.
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March 3, 2012 12:49:43 AM

Any Luck?
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March 3, 2012 1:27:40 AM

Also as stated before, the wireless on button is shaded out and the icon says wireless off.
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March 11, 2012 5:20:24 PM

I see this problem posted all over the web but no one seems to have a solution.
I have tried every possible fix that I have been able to find.
Now the fn+f2 shows the wireless icon on the screen when pressed but will not change it to on. So something I have done did at least make the f2 wake up, just still won't turn the wireless on.
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March 22, 2012 7:50:09 PM

bump????
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October 11, 2012 6:14:22 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Go to Start,then all programs,then click the windows mobility center,when the window opens click turn wireless on.


Confirmed, this works. Windows Mobility Center showed wifi "enabled", but disabling and re-enabling did the trick. :bounce: 
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November 12, 2012 1:16:10 AM

mooseye said:
I see this problem posted all over the web but no one seems to have a solution.
I have tried every possible fix that I have been able to find.
Now the fn+f2 shows the wireless icon on the screen when pressed but will not change it to on. So something I have done did at least make the f2 wake up, just still won't turn the wireless on.



I am having the same problem you were. the button is dithered out, I cannot press it. Do you know how you got it to turn on?
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November 12, 2012 8:25:31 AM



Go into Control Panel and Network Setup (if XP )or Network and Sharing Centre in Vista to Windows 7 and 8 then right click the Wireless Connection. Make sure it's enabled and if it is, delete it completely then restart. The system will reconstitute the connection and, hopefully, work properly.


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January 8, 2013 3:13:02 AM

Above the function keys are buttons that you can touch to turn on/off which includes the wireless button (the third one over). You should see a large P above the F7 button and it is two to the right of that. You just have to press it to turn the wireless back on.
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September 16, 2013 2:47:12 AM



Press

win key+F3
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October 18, 2013 6:48:54 AM

same problem i have.i go to troubleshooting on wireless icon and it fixes the problem -says "default gateway fixed. irritating.every half hour it happens.

A.R.Natarajan
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November 29, 2013 7:54:01 AM

lazoyu said:


Press

win key+F3


Works fine, good one.

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January 28, 2014 2:26:52 PM

lazoyu said:


Press

win key+F3


The Fn+F2 key (which is marked with the wifi antennae) did not work...

Excellent!!!! That did it for my NE56R12U, been having trouble for weeks, THANK YOU!!!!!!!

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February 7, 2014 7:06:48 AM

If all fail go download an updated firmware for your bios .
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April 13, 2014 4:30:23 PM

I had a similar issue except wireless did not show up in device manager. If you go to device manager>network adapters, and you don't see anything for wireless you might need to download the driver. For Gateway, go to their website to install driver. If you have the driver, maybe try uninstalling it, and reinstall.
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May 21, 2014 3:08:07 PM

I have the same problem with the gateway model NV52L15u, any answers?
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June 13, 2014 6:47:33 PM

lazoyu said:


Press

win key+F3


Omg! Thank you!
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