Wireless won't turn on

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Old 04-12-07, 03:14 AM
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Wireless won't turn on

Trying to fix an Averatec 5100 for a friend , it runs XP pro. When turning on the wireless switch , nothing . problem is it did work before. Is it possible this may be a software issue? If not has anyone experienced a similar problem and found a fix? Thanks.
 
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Old 04-12-07, 04:57 AM
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Wireless what?
 
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Old 04-12-07, 07:10 AM
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And what wireless switch?
 
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[removed, inappropriate]..its a notebook with a wireless switch to turn it on and off...[removed, inappropriate].
 

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Sorry, I have no idea what you are talking about either. If you can't help us understand, we can't help you.
 
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I can't believe no one have never heard of an on/off switch for la aptop transmitter/ receiver to connect to a wireless LAN or hotspot.
 
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Laptops with built in antennae or PCMCIA antennae connect automatically to WiFi locations, so I am at a loss to understand why a physical on/off switch is needed. And I do hope the matters the moderator expunged weren't aimed at us.
 
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Old 04-12-07, 04:19 PM
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My HP has an on/off switch for the wireless..
Check your BIOS to see if it might be disabled.. Also, the switch could be bad, or a driver is fouled up..
 
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Is it a physical switch or an electronic toggle or keyboard maneuver?
 
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Old 04-13-07, 05:37 AM
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Mine is a button key/switch above the keyboard.. No different from a windows, e-mail, music, etc. key/switch..
 
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Old 04-13-07, 07:55 AM
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I don't think the problem is with the switch. Simply turning the switch to ON, does not mean that your laptop will automatically connect to a wireless network. You need to make sure the correct drivers are installed for the wireless card, and then you need to actually make a connection to a network. Normally, you would click on the wireless network icon that appears in the system tray and enter the appropriate information (SSID, security key, etc). Normally if I turn my wireless switch to OFF and then back ON, it will automatically reconnect... but not always.
 
 

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