02-29-2012 08:23 PM
my wireless doesn't work anymore. I've made sure the switch is on, and have pressed fn+F5. I've installed the drivers from here: http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/DriversDownloads/drivers_show_279.html
i've tried to search for new hardware, deleted all the hardware that wasn't installed correctly and rebooted. I also rebooted and pressed f2 to get to set up and checked under advanced that wireless was enabled.
For some reason my computer doesn't know that my wireless card exists.
what next? any suggestions? wireless card worked fine before restore so my guess is it's not a hardware problem, though truth be told i don't know how to check the hardware so i have no real way of knowing if that is it.
oh - my OS is Vista 32 bit.
03-01-2012 05:25 AM
03-01-2012 07:15 AM
Thank you for the suggestions, I will try them when I get home from work!
It was a reinstall from a windows disk - the one that came with the computer.
Sadly, I don't have any wireless cards hanging around... and this one came with the computer, I'd have to take it apart to switch it out I think.
Reading around I've seen that there are DOS boot disks that do diagnostics that can tell you if your wireless hardware is kaput but I haven't seen any for ideapad/Vista so I'm not sure if they exist.
03-01-2012 03:16 PM