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Afrobeatnik
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Message 1 of 11

Wireless disabled

Good Day,

 

I have a Lenovo Ideapad V460 and the following is happening:

 

  • My wireless connection is disabled and by no means can I enable it - I know all the regular ways to do it...
  • I bought a D-Link USB adapter for wireless, and exactly the same thing is happening...

This means there is a serious issue involving drivers, so I installed the newest driver, but the situation remains the same, meaning this issue is with Windows (7 Home Premium 64-bit). {I completely removed the hardware driver and re-installed}

 

I do not have a restore point available which extends this problem. From experience I know that I need to re-install Windows as this solved the issue on my Sony Vaio, but as we all know, discs are not supplied...

 

Any suggestions out there, please!?

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Message 2 of 11

Re: Wireless disabled

make sure the wireless switch is on ( probably on the front side ) and by pressing fn + f5 activate wireless.

or un-install readycomm application if installed.

 

by the way, did you install drivers for network adapters?


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Afrobeatnik
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Message 3 of 11

Re: Wireless disabled

Hi,

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

Yes - switch has been checked a 100 times, bluetooth reacts, Broadcom Wireless adapter not.

 

Yes - Installed all the correct drivers, readycomm not currently on PC.

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Message 4 of 11

Re: Wireless disabled

can you check wireless ( network ) adapters on device manager?

( right click my computer > manage > device management )


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Afrobeatnik
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Message 5 of 11

Re: Wireless disabled

Hi,

 

Checked - Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter (This device is working properly.)

                 - The device is enabled here.

 

Right-click -> Properties -> Advanced Tab - Standard Settings

 

Anything else, let me know, ie. screenshots etc.

 

Just FYI:

Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> Network Connections

Here is where the icon is "chronically" disabled! ;-)

 

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Message 6 of 11

Re: Wireless disabled

when you press fn + f5, there should be an option to select wireless or bluetooth.

you have to click on/off button to activate it, do you know that?

also, try troubleshooting for internet connection or re-install drivers.

( un-install drivers first, restart your computer then install it again )


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Afrobeatnik
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Message 7 of 11

Re: Wireless disabled

Hi,

 

In case someone followed this back when - the issue must have been with windows / drivers. I used the OneKey Recovery to go back a few months and it was fine again.

ghelbig
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Message 8 of 11

Re: Wireless disabled

I have had wireless disable itself this way, and none of the suggestions here would turn it back on.

 

There might be some option in the factory-only diagnostic programs that turn it back on, I don't know.

 

I sent it in for warranty support - they sent it back without doing anything.  (There are other problems, so I can't tell if it works again or not.)

 

 

jameson9
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Message 9 of 11

Re: Wireless disabled

It should not be marked as solved. Rollback is not a solution...

I get the same problem on my T430 + Win x64
SW related function keys are not working: Fn + F5/F6/F7 (wireless/webconf/projector?)
Some Fn keys are just fine: Fn + F4/F8-12 (sleep/brightness/playback)

Wifi was disabled, what I needed the most. After hours of debugging, I found a workaround, where I least expected: Win Troubleshooting enabled me the wifi!

But this issue still not solved, the wireless connection panel is still not working!
Lenovo support please help us, which Sw/driver is not working?
jameson9
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Message 10 of 11

Re: Wireless disabled

I have an update on this topic.

Make sure the the correct Hotkey Features Integration is installed

Spoiler
this is for T430 Win7x64 LINK

 I reinstalled this utility and found the executable:

c:\Program Files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\TpFnF5.exe

So starting this program displays me the wireless panel.

Spoiler
But this this not the solution, the Fn+F5 still not working.

 

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