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Ideapad Y530 Wireless Hardware switch issue (Intel wireless 5100 AGN)

2008-11-26, 6:37 AM

HELP!

Lenovo Y530 with Vista removed and XP added.. Wireless card is 5100 AGN 

 

I have what I believe to be the latest drivers from intel website.

I am using Intel Proset software and whenever I run it, it tells me that the hardware switch is disabled.

 

When I switch the hardware switch on or of I get the little message on my screen that indicates it is on or off - SO I know the switch is working.

 

THe laptop came with Vista.. I put XP on it.

 

I have insalled all the drivers from the lenovo XP driver link that I got from these forums.

 

I really need wireless to work on this computer - I am setting it up for my mom, and need it working before I go home (which is 13 hrs away) does anyone have any ideas?

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Conecticut

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Re: Ideapad Y530 Wireless Hardware switch issue (Intel wireless 5100 AGN)

2008-11-26, 6:59 AM

I Just Read this from the 3000 pages

 

 

"For unknown reasons my laptop is confused about the Bluetooth/Wifi switch (Fn + F5). The bluetooth and wifi device disagree on when to be on and when to be off. The result is that when i turn on wifi, i turn off bluetooth and versa vica.

I'd like not to have to choose between using my wifi connection and bluetooth, any suggestions?"

 

I have not yet determined whether my two functions are reversed but I will say that I did not know that you had to have the hardware switch as well as the (Fn + F5) software enabled for the wifi card to work.. 

 

My blue tooth device does not seem to work but will investigate later

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