08-29-2010 11:19 AM
My wireless worked fine last night. Got up this morning, turned the computer on, and the wireless does not work.
Here's what I've done so far:
* Using fn+F5 I've ensured the wireless is turned on.
* When I try to connect wirelessly I get "error 651 modem not working." But the wireless works with the other twocomputers in my house, and when I hook up directly to the modem/router (Motorola 3347 from Qwest) with anEthernet cable, the Y560 works fine. So I do not think the modem is the problem.
* Tried to "auto detect" driver update using the Lenovo support, but that was useless. It did not autodetect anything.
* From the Lenovo site, it looks like the wireless drivers for the Y560 are all from March, and I got the computer in lateMay, so I should have the latest drivers installed anyway.
Do not know what to do. Any help would be appreciated.
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08-29-2010 02:40 PM
Try to renew the IP address from your computer and reseting the modem.
Try these tutorials for your Windows 7 system:
To reset the modem... maybe unplugg it from the power supply.
Maybe you will need to restore to factory defaults.
08-29-2010 07:25 PM
Thanks, pepemosca. Unfortunately that did not work.
The computer works fine with the modem when I connect directly using the ethernet cable, which gives me unsettling suspicion that the wireless card has gone bad. Does that happen? If it has, how can I tell?
08-30-2010 04:54 AM - edited 08-31-2010 11:40 AM
right click my computer > manage > device management > network adapters > find your wireless device > right click and remove > select yes if asked > restart your computer
then let windows install drivers by itself, if it doesn't install drivers and try again.
ps: if readycomm installed, remove it.
and do not forget to activate wireless button, too ( probably on the front side of your computer )
by the way, does your wireless adapter detect any wireless connections?
08-30-2010 11:14 PM
Here is what I did:
right click my computer > manage > device management > at this point there is no "wireless device." There is a "Bluetooth Radios" icon that when clicked on breaks out into two further icons, which read "Broadcom BCM 2070 Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR USB Device" and "Microsoft Bluetooth Enumerator."
To tell the truth, I do not know how and have not been able to figure out how to see what connections my wireless adaptor is detecting. It worked the first time I hooked it up, so I did not follow up and see what other local networkds there are. Surely, there are some. I live in a subdivision surrounded by other houses.
I am a rookie with WIndows 7 and do not know how to ferret out what wireless networks my computer detects. That is what leads me to believe the wireless card or driver is bad. I do not think it is detecting anything right now.
09-01-2010 07:36 PM
Thanks, yigit, but I finally broke down and took it to the IT support staff at my university (which uses Lenovo computers). I bought the computer throught the university.
The IT tech there had it fixed in a jiffy. Somehow the wireless device got shut off in the start up phase of booting up. I have a hazy grasp on these things, but he had to go into the BIOS set up phase to turn the wireless deviced on. It somehow had gotten toggeld off. Problem solved. I could not have done it myself. Happy for the IT staff.
Thanks for you help though.
12-05-2010 07:50 AM
Windows7 detects the hardware, but when I trouble shoot it tells me to turn on wireless capability.
However, when I press Fn+F5 it doesn't respond, and I made sure the switch is on.
12-05-2010 07:58 AM - edited 12-05-2010 08:01 AM