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Dot s wifi cant turn on wifi

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August 8, 2011 9:55:22 PM

Today I wiped and and did a clean windows 7 install on a packard bell dot s, and then i had to get the wifi and display drivers from the packard bell website they installed fine.

But then the wifi cut out and I cant seam to turn it back on, according to the manual FN + F2 should toggle wifi on and off but this does not seam to be working.
all i get when I chick on the signal bar in the right hand corner is no available networks.

And when I run windows diagnostics it tells me to turn on the wlan network adapter(or something like that)

so i was wondering as the keyboard short cut dont work, is there a way i can turn it on using a command line or anything really

many thanks
oddbubble

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September 8, 2011 7:06:47 AM

hey oddbubble,

i have the same problem with my PB Dot S, it actually looks like its turned on but i cant get any networks, i will try some other tricks to get my network working,
what kind of driver do you use? i noticed there might also be slight differences in the models, my DOT-s uses the intel wifi link 1000 what is your laptop using?

greetings sven
September 8, 2011 4:52:14 PM

In the WiFi utility that should be provided with the driver, there should be a "tun onr and off" option for the wireless. I have run into issues with this before. Also if it's a laptop, check if there is a physical switch for the wifi hardware.
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September 8, 2011 10:51:22 PM

In the end I just restored it from a system image that I had forgotten I backed up, then upgraded it to ultimate, after a bit of digging around I found out it was quite a common problem with the dot s it only seams to like the OS(+ what PB call enhancements) it came with.
June 1, 2012 11:14:18 PM

oddbubble said:
In the end I just restored it from a system image that I had forgotten I backed up, then upgraded it to ultimate, after a bit of digging around I found out it was quite a common problem with the dot s it only seams to like the OS(+ what PB call enhancements) it came with.


I have the same issue with my Dot S, but I don't have any recovery discs with it. Is there no way to get the wireless adapter working properly?
August 14, 2012 9:53:01 PM

I'm having the exact same problems.
I've installed Win7 and after that, I cant tturn on wifi with FN + F3
And I've also downloaded the drivers for wireless access on PB website
October 20, 2012 5:50:17 PM

I solved the problem with my Dot S by entering the device maintenance and activating the "Atheros AR5B95 Wireless Network Adapter. It launched and the Microsoft Virtual WiFiMiniport-adapter was added to th list. he LED went on. Fn + F3 only showed the on and off logo's for WiFi but didn't really do something on a hardware level.
November 20, 2012 12:37:49 PM

bleibbrand said:
I solved the problem with my Dot S by entering the device maintenance and activating the "Atheros AR5B95 Wireless Network Adapter. It launched and the Microsoft Virtual WiFiMiniport-adapter was added to th list. he LED went on. Fn + F3 only showed the on and off logo's for WiFi but didn't really do something on a hardware level.

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How did u do that???
help me please