08-15-2010 11:44 AM
I recently bought an IdeaPad S10-5 / Type 0647 / OS Windows 7.
I can't connect to a wireless LAN at all. I even can't see any WiFi networks in my neighnourhood which I can see with my note books in use.
The driver for the Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter seems to be up-to date ((Driver version is 188.8.131.529).
I tried out various things such as deactivating and activating wireless network device / adapter, looking for latest driver version etc without success.
I enabled WiFi at the computer (setting the HW switch on) and <Fn F5> but if I go via the control panel (Systemsteuerung) and device manager I get the message AdapterLAN connection or Wireless function is deactivated
Lenovo ReadyComm tells me that the antenna of the wireless device was deactivated.
If I can't resolve this issues I fear I have to return this computer.
Any help is much appreciated.
Thanks and best regards.
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08-16-2010 01:23 AM
Hi and welcome,
10-12-2010 01:57 AM
I have exactly the same problem. Windows 7 HP ran fine with WiFi for about two weeks now. Then I changed the RAM and all of a sudden I get the "antenna disabled" warning and cannot connect. On boot-up, the wifi LED lights up but during the Windows boot it gets disabled and stays off.
Windows network diagnostics tells me to enable my WiFi button. I installed Readycomm (which wasn't installed before) and it also says my hardware button is disabled.
Now, common sense dictates that I destroyed something while changing the RAM, but it really was a hassle-free operation. I had dissassembled the netbook completey a few days ago and it worked fine after that. Now I just changed the RAM, which took 3 minutes, and everything is perfect, except that I don't see any WiFi networks.
My Bluetooth is also gone, there's nothing in the device manager and no tray icon...
10-12-2010 05:07 AM
I solved this issue by:
- Installing QuickStart
- Repairing QS installation so it actually runs correctly
- Booting QS and pressing Fn+F5 to activate WiFi - This turned the WiFi light on permanently.
- Leaving QS and Cold-booting into Windows
I also reinstalled the WiFi driver and deinstalled ReadyComm some time along the way. I can now also use the HW switch normally without issues.
12-19-2010 11:24 AM
I bought a S10-3 recently, but it can't connect to my home wireless network.
My other two laptops can connect to the wireless network with no problem.
And S10-3 can connect to the school wi-fi network when I bring it to school.
I tried different security setup, but still can't resolve the problem.
Hope someone can help me.
12-19-2010 12:13 PM
12-27-2010 04:42 AM - edited 12-27-2010 04:43 AM
as we already found the solution, un-install readycomm application.
ps: before posting new thread, please search the forum first.
I have the same problem. I started having this problem after I installed the new bios (2ACN37WW). Also, before the reboot after flashing the new bios, I installed the Lenovo System Management program (I already forgot the name because I un-installed it!).
I don't have the Readycomm! What could be my problem??? Thanks in advance.