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Blue Screen Again
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎12-05-2008
Location: san gabriel, ca
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X61: wifi switch requires restart to be enabled

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hello, ive been struggling with this issue since i received my x61.

 

located on the front right edge of the base on the x61 is the wireless radio switch. any time i switch it off it works instantly and disables all radios. like it should. but in order to have the radios work again i cant just turn the switch back on. it never works. i have to go and restart the machine and all is well.

 

is there anything i can do so that this feature would not require a restart to enable the radios?

 

Moderator note: Type added to subject line for clarity.

Message Edited by Agotthelf on 20-04-2009 09:20 AM
x61 tablet 7764-cto 1.6ghz 4gig mem 80gig hd vista business x64
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Posts: 106
Registered: ‎06-05-2008
Location: Columbus, OH, USA
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Re: wifi switch requires restart to be enabled

I also have the X61 and the instant I flip that switch a dialog box pops up stating that it is turning on the wireless radio.   Should not have to reboot, now sometimes I have to go to stand-by (close the lid) in order to have the wireless work properly but that is a different ThinkVantage Access Connections issue. 
Full disclosure: Not a Lenovo employee, just someone with a X61 running Win XP SP2
What's DOS?
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-03-2008
Location: Seattle
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Re: wifi switch requires restart to be enabled

I have the same issue on random basis!
What's DOS?
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-04-2009
Location: houston, tx
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Re: X61: wifi switch requires restart to be enabled

this same issue was driving me crazy and all i had to do to fix it was to launch the lenovo Productivity Center

 

under the Resource Center section of the menu, Wireless, Power On/Off Wireless Radio.  After (re)enabling this, I no longer had any problems, even between reboots.

 

http://bluechipps.com/images/wirelessradio.jpg

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Posts: 38
Registered: ‎12-09-2008
Location: ca, us
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Re: X61: wifi switch requires restart to be enabled

this didnt work for me...