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WiFi switch on X201 Tablet not working.

2017-04-22, 22:59 PM

I had symptoms of the WiFi connection switching itself off very frequently over the past days and now just noticed that the side switch itself does not light up the indicator light. Pressing Fn F5 does nothing too.

 

Is the switch faulty or the wireless card perhaps.  I did a Lenovo hardware scan on the wireless and all tests passed. Any advice please  - thanks.

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Re: WiFi switch on X201 Tablet not working.

2017-04-29, 21:49 PM
Thanks for responding. I had to insert a external USB adaptor which worked OK and then I noticed the WiFi LED light on! And it switches off and back on as well so that appeared to fix it! I did nothing else to fix it.
If the switch had been in the off position I would never have known it was fixed - a bit of luck!
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Re: WiFi switch on X201 Tablet not working.

2017-04-23, 14:31 PM
That Lenovo wireless scan now shows problem but Device manager shows no yellow !s so it must be the switch I think.
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Re: WiFi switch on X201 Tablet not working.

2017-04-29, 7:31 AM

I had the same problems - save yourself the agravations and return it to Lenovo - if you still have Warranty is an easy peasy process. 

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Re: WiFi switch on X201 Tablet not working.

2017-04-29, 21:49 PM
Thanks for responding. I had to insert a external USB adaptor which worked OK and then I noticed the WiFi LED light on! And it switches off and back on as well so that appeared to fix it! I did nothing else to fix it.
If the switch had been in the off position I would never have known it was fixed - a bit of luck!

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