09-14-2011 10:09 AM - last edited on 09-15-2011 03:08 AM by KalvinKlein
Freshly installed win7 on a new hard drive. Got all the drivers installed from the lenovo support website including the latest wifi driver but there is no wireless available. The hardware switch seems to be doing something. For example if I hit 'fn+F5' with it off it says 'first switch on the wireless device' but when it is switched on that message is gone but nothing else comes up. when I try to troubleshoot the connection through windows network diagnostics it comes back telling me the the wireless capability is turned off, which it isn't...
Edit add Model S205 to postname KK
09-14-2011 10:19 AM
I should mention that it is a s205 laptop 64bit win 7 and the wireless card it says it has is Atheros.
I thought it had bluetooth but when I tried to install the bluetooth driver it said there is no device, if it is supposed to have bluetooth is it posible this is related?
09-14-2011 11:53 AM
I had the same issue with the Atheros Wifi. Got it working by connecting through Ethernet and letting Windows look for a driver. I believe there is also a driver on the CD, but you would need to copy it to an USB stick first.
09-14-2011 11:59 AM
I tried that. First I uninstalled the wifi driver and Windows found a driver for me, as you said, though it was an older version. That had the same issue. So from the hardware manager I tried manually updating the diver from the file. When that was finished the issue still persisted.
09-14-2011 12:35 PM
In my case, I have initially installed the Energy Management, where it was telling me, that Wifi was switched on, but it never detected a network. Only after doing the the Windows driver search, it was working.
09-14-2011 01:28 PM
I'm not certain, what you are refering to as "Lenovo Wireless Device Settings", but when looking into the Windows Device Manager, the WifI Atheros stays under network adapters, while the Bluetooth entries do disappear.
09-15-2011 09:59 AM
I guess there is a dialog that appears when you hit 'fn+F5' and have the lenovo energy management software installed.It looks like it should have a list of wireless devices or maybe wireless networks, but mine is empty when I have the wireless switch turned on.
I was on phone support for quite a while this morning and they weren't able to resolve the issue... unless I wanted to fork out $80 for premium support.That sucks! thanks for nothing lenovo.
09-15-2011 12:22 PM
windows mobility center says my wireless is off, but option to turn wireless on is greyed out. I feel like if i could just 'flip the switch' everything would work great, any suggestions on how to do that. a comman line kinda thing maybe?