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fruchtzwerge
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Lenovo G550 will not let me enable wifi

I have a problem with a G550 laptop, running windows 7.

No matter what I do, wifi will not work. When the manual switch is set to wifi on and i press fn+f5, nothing happens.

The wifi card is recognized in windows, i have the latest drivers from lenovo support page and so on.

I have tried literary everything, including windows reinstall and still nothing.

When I run windows diagnostics it also says "wifi options (or something like that) are not enabled" and i tried with readycomm which says the same thing.

 

Is this actually some kind of a hardware defect?

hacktrix2006
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Message 2 of 33

Re: Lenovo G550 will not let me enable wifi

Flick the switch on front of laptop by headphone and mic ports.

fruchtzwerge
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Re: Lenovo G550 will not let me enable wifi

I already tried that Smiley Happy

It doesn't do anything (even if i try pressing the fn+f5 after setting this switch)

 

I also checked in BIOS and the card is 100% on.

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Message 4 of 33

Re: Lenovo G550 will not let me enable wifi

remove readycomm application. then restart your computer.

re-install power management and press fn + f5 to activate wireless.

 

wireless.png

 

do you see any window like that?

 

 


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fruchtzwerge
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Message 5 of 33

Re: Lenovo G550 will not let me enable wifi

Readycomm wasn't installed when this problem occurred, I installed it later, desperate for anything Smiley Happy

When I uninstalled it the wifi still didn't work, but I will try reinstalling the power management and I'll report back Smiley Happy

 

During my fiddling with the computer I did never see such a window like that above.

 

Unfortunately, it will take some time for me to try this out, since the g550 is my GFs and I don't have acces to it ATM Smiley Happy

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Message 6 of 33

Re: Lenovo G550 will not let me enable wifi

it comes when you press fn + f5.


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fruchtzwerge
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Message 7 of 33

Re: Lenovo G550 will not let me enable wifi

It didn't. Ever Smiley Happy

 

Even for the all other fn functions; they all work, but a lenovo window has never popped up

fruchtzwerge
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Message 8 of 33

Re: Lenovo G550 will not let me enable wifi

I've managed to make it work.

 

 

Thank you!

bidu
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Message 9 of 33

Re: Lenovo G550 will not let me enable wifi

Hi, how did you manage to make it work? - I've the same problem...
fruchtzwerge
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Message 10 of 33

Re: Lenovo G550 will not let me enable wifi

I uninstalled Energy management, restarted and installed Energy management again (the latest version from leonovo page).

At this point the wifi started working.

 

Then I uninstalled all the unnecessary drivers (for wireless and regular LAN adapter etc. - I think i manually installed only the ones for GPU and chipset) and also energy management.
Restarted again and let windows do it's thing.

 

It works great since then.

 

 

 

 

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