Computer Support Forum

How do I turn on wireless capability?

Question: How do I turn on wireless capability?

Hello! I have read many questions and answer about this problem but none of them helped me. I tried the fn key with every f? key i have in my keybord but nothing happened. I unchecked the option the option "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save energy", I enabled the wireless adapter via BIOS and still I don't have access to the internet. I searched every side of the laptop and I don't have a button to turn it on. Any other advice would be helpfull. Thank you in advance!

More replies
Relevance 100%
Preferred Solution: How do I turn on wireless capability?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Relevance 75.44%

I have got exactly the same problem like that one being encountered by scaterbrain. Mine is HP 635 with windows 7 ultimate, 64 bit. The Wifi quick launch button is continuously amber and cant find any wifi network. Even if the button(f12) is pressed for seconds, there is no change. Can you help me please

Answer:how do I turn on my wireless capability?

theaustins Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about WiFi not working and wanted to help. Yours is a new thread, so there is no information about the other person's problem.However, here are some troubleshooting steps you can try: HP PCs - Troubleshooting Wireless Network and InternetGood LuckI am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.========================================================================If you feel my suggestions helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol to say thanks!If they helped resolve your issue, please click "Accept As Solution" to help others find similar information.

4 more replies
Relevance 75.44%

It tells me to turn on wireless capability, but i dont know how.Wi Fi is working on my phone and computer, but it wont work on Laptop.I tried every fn and f1-f12 combination without success. Windows 7 32bit / ProBook 4515sThanks in advance

More replies
Relevance 75.44%

It says to turn on the wireless  capability, but i don't know how to. I tried press F12but it doesnt work. The only way i can use internet it by connecting my netsetter to the the laptop. PLEASE HELP

Answer:How do i turn on wireless capability?

@manish86, Hello and thanks for posting on the HP support forums.  Here is a link that should help you resolve your issue. HP PCs - Troubleshooting your wireless network and Internet connection (Windows 7) Please post back if you need any more assistance. Thanks again for the post and have a great day.

2 more replies
Relevance 75.44%

Unable to turn on Wireless capability in my laptop. What is the probable solution for this problem.

More replies
Relevance 75.44%

Hi, I have a probook 4430s and last night the wifi was working just fine when suddenly it turned off. It's not just my wifi, it's any wifi at all. I keep trying to turn the wireless capability back on but the light on the button stays orange. I tried to do it through the device manager thing as well but nothing seems to work. Maybe I am just doing it wrong, but please help











Solved!
View Solution.

Answer:Wireless capability won't turn on

On boot screen.. quickly press F10 repeatedly; other HP models will be different. Either F1 or Esc or F9 ans so on. try that out !!

10 more replies
Relevance 75.44%

Last night it was working now it's not. there are no switches on the front or side of my computer, How do I get this turned back on?

Answer:how do I turn on wireless capability on my PC

please review the link below. Might help if you told us the make/modelHow to properly post a question: http://tinyurl.com/2fsqqmu

5 more replies
Relevance 74.62%

Hello,

I am a student at university and using university wi-fi to connect to the internet and for the past two weeks it has worked fine. But today randomly, on my Desktop PC running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit it has stopped working and when I try and troubleshoot the problem it says 'Turn on wireless capability' It says no connections are available.

The network is working completely fine on my Windows 8.1 Laptop and Android mobile.

My Desktop PC recognizes my wireless adaptor as it makes the connected and disconnected sounds whenever I take it out or put it in.


thanks!

Answer:Turn on wireless capability error

Try reinstalling drivers

2 more replies
Relevance 74.62%

My sister-in-laws can't connect to the internet cause the Wireless Capability won't turn on. I have tried to Press Fn + F3 yet nothing happens. In Windows Mobility Center, the Wireless section shows it is off and the 'Turn wireless on' is grayed out.

I can't connect directly to the router as the laptop doesn't have an ethernet port (which is stupid). I can't figure out how to get this done.

Answer:How to turn on Wireless Capability on Windows 7?

What make and model laptop is it? There may be a hardware switch that you need to press to turn the wifi on.

8 more replies
Relevance 74.62%

I have installed windows 7 professional to my hp laptop and wireless adapater capability is turned off, I am not able to turn it, I have downloaded all required drivers and updated it from the HP Drive page, still unable to turn on the wireless adapater

More replies
Relevance 74.62%

My wifi suddenly turned off, when I troubleshooted it said that wireless capability was turned off and when I went to turn it on, it was already enabled. I've tried a lot of things including updating just about everything but nothing seems to be working. Help.

More replies
Relevance 74.62%

Wireless capability is turned offHow do I turn on??

Answer:Wireless capability is turned off how do I turn on?

Hi, Please try to hit F12 Regards.

1 more replies
Relevance 74.62%

I'm trying to connect with a linksys wireless adapter, but diagnostics keep telling me that wireless capability is turned off. Thing is, it's a desktop, so there's no switch or function keys.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Turn on wireless capability - on a desktop

  
Quote: Originally Posted by heyz


I'm trying to connect with a linksys wireless adapter, but diagnostics keep telling me that wireless capability is turned off. Thing is, it's a desktop, so there's no switch or function keys.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


You need to first make sure that you have a wireless NIC installed on the desktop.

You need to make sure the wireless NIC is enabled in Device Manager.

You need to make sure you have the drivers for this wireless NIC up to date and installed.

You should make sure you are using WPA2 security with AES encryption in your routers settings for the wireless connection. Of course you will need an SSID "name for wireless network" and that you have a wireless password set up.

You need to make sure those settings are reflected in the profile for the wireless connection under Manage Wireless Connection in the Network and Sharing section in Windows.

3 more replies
Relevance 74.62%

My sister has given me her old laptop, its a medion akoya s5612, purchased from aldi a few years back. The keyboard on it is completely broken and none of the keys work. I have wiped the hdd and re-installed windows 7. I have updated all the drivers but I cannot get the wlan on. It is activated by pressing fn + f8 however I am unable to press this due to the keyboard not working. I have a usb keyboard but does not have an fn key. I have tried using virtual downloaded keyboards aswell the windows 7 easy access keyboard but that doesnt work. Also when I go to windows mobility centre the option for wireless is greyed out. I have also tried entering the bios but no options there for wlan. Anyone got any other ideas? Thanks

Answer:Turn in wireless capability without hot keys

Go to Start/Search and type devmgmt.msc right click the devmgmt icon in the search results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Device Manager open up Network Adapters, do you see a wifi adapter listed there? If not, and it it not listed in the Bios, this computer may not have ever had a wifi adapter.
If it does, go to Start/Search and type ncpa.cpl and press enter. If the wifi adapter is listed here you can right click it and Enable it.

5 more replies
Relevance 74.62%

error message says to turn on wireless capability eithier with switch on side or front ( is none) or with function keys...anyone know what function keys to press?  thanks so much

More replies
Relevance 73.8%

I have a HP Pavilion dv6 notebook. How can I turn tje wireless capabilities back on? The network (trouble shooting) is telling me thats the problem.Thanks so much!

Answer:wireless capability is 'turned off ' :( cant turn back on

Please provide the model number or product number of your notebook.

9 more replies
Relevance 73.8%

I can't use my lenovo Y410 wireless, the message say, turn on wireless capability, but the wireless  switch is weak, broke and the F5 function Key is not working always show the wireless antenna with a big X, someone know other way too turn on wireless capability? Thank you Fer

Answer:Y410 How can turn on Wireless capability without switch

if wireless switch is on, try to re-install power management to activate fn keys and wireless.if wireless switch is off, contact lenovo support.

1 more replies
Relevance 73.8%

Hello. I may have turned of my wireless capability accidentally by clicking a combination during a game. I used google to fix this problem but nothing helped yet. Some solutions that I have found and tried already:- turned on my laptop and clicked F10 & F9 (default pop up I clicked no)- Network and Sharing Center / Change adapter settings / right click enable (wireless icon)- configure / Power Management/ Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power (deactivated)Nothing helped yet. The windows network diagnostics still says "Turn on wireless capability".I use the HP Pavilion 15-p204ng and Windows 7 (64 bit). I hope someone can help me please!

More replies
Relevance 73.8%

Hi

I have a desktop computer, and have a D-Link DWA-510 wireless network adapter installed. Though I cannot pick up any wireless networks even though I know there are wireless networks as my iPhone picks them up.

I have tried the following:

1/ Clicking on the wireless/internet icon (not sure what to called it, it's the icon that brings up network and sharing) located on the bottom right of the bottom task bar. though no networks show up.

2/ Adding a new wirless network via 'Network and Sharing' option - though when windows does a search for networks it never stops searching.

3/ Installing the new drivers from the D-Link website

If I look at the back of the tower the network card that I have the external antenna connected to has one static green light lit. So I gather it is installed correctly as it is lit and it was installed when I brought the computer, although if I go to device manager it is not listed under Networks?!. I have triedto search on turning the wireless capability on though I cannot find a solution that actualy turns it on.

Anyhow hope all that makes some kinda sense please suggest some solutions I could try!

Thanks in advance

Answer:Turn on wireless capability windows 7 64BIT

Also if I go to:

Control Panel
Network and Internet
Manage Wireless Networks

It says ' Wireless is currently not enabled' but no where to turn it on...

12 more replies
Relevance 73.8%

My laptops show "wireless capability is turn off"
The serial no.   [Personal Information Removed]
product no.  C7D57PA#AKL
I try to turn it on by pressing the F12 button on keyboard BUT it dosen't work. It not turn to WHITE.  However, the F12 button still working because I trying press to save file.  

hoping to hear from you soon

Answer:my lsptop shows wireless capability is turn off

Have you checked  in Control Panel,  Windows Mobility Center to see if it is turned on there?

1 more replies
Relevance 73.8%

Hello,

I have a problem with the switch button for my wireless network adapter on my laptop. It doesn't turn the radio on when the laptop restarts. I suppose, it stays on off no matter what the button position is.

So at every boot one has to:
- wait until it fails, (so all programs needing network at startup fail too)
- click on the network icon in the system tray, diagnose and repair
- wait for Vista to work out that there is no wireless connectivity,
- click on turn on wireless connectivity then wait until Vista repairs itself.

After that is works happily until the next reboot.
I repeat - it is not some software option. The on/off switch doesn't work (nor the function key).

Question 1 Can I switch on the connectivity on startup to allow this to
happen seamlessly. Is there a cmd command which I can setup to run at startup.

Question 2 Is there some way of creating a shortcut
which would allow the click of one button rather than going through the
learning experience each time that the connectivity requires to be switched
on.

Thanks for reading

Answer:Automaticaly turn on wireless capability at startup

First, what type of laptop have you got? What make and model is it?
Have you had a look in your bios to see if there is a default state for the wireless.
My backup laptop has wireless and boots with it is the same state as it was when the system is closed down.
You may have to change the order of things that start up when you switch on your laptop or even put in a delay for some programs so that they do not start untill your laptop is connected to the wireless network.

20 more replies
Relevance 73.8%

how do i turn on the wireless capability on compaq presario notebook CQ56-115DX  ?

Answer:how do i turn on the wireless capability on compaq presario ...

Press F12 key on the Notebook to turn ON/OFF the wireless. If the light turns amber in color its OFF , and if light is white it means wireless is ON

9 more replies
Relevance 73.8%

Yesterday I was uploading some photos from my camera to my laptop. The SD card in the camera has something seriously wrong with it and whenever I put it in my laptop, the sound control opens and closes and a little message with the wifi and Bluetooth symbols with and without red circles with lines through over them. This is usually not a problem as when I take out the card the wifi and Bluetooth resume normally. However this time when I try to connect it says 'windows cannot find any networks'. A diagnosis says 'wireless capability on this computer is turned off. Turn on wireless capability. This can be done by using a switch, which is usually found on the front or side of the computer, or a function key combination.' I've found the switch, on one side it has a circle and on the other it has two arrows like a fast forward symbol followed by what looks like an LED and then an antenna symbol. Obviously the switch is meant to be towards the antenna, which it is. However it is only half way towards it because it slides back to the middle if I push it further to the antenna (this also brings up a 'wi-fi catcher' which is empty.) My investigations into this have found that fn+f2 doesn't do anything and there is no blue antenna symbol on the keyboard. The WLAN card is enabled. In 'dell wireless WLAN card utitlity' it says 'connection status: radio disabled'. Also a diagnostics of the WLAN hardware finds everything is ok. A ... Read more

Answer:Solved: Turn on wireless capability? - Vista

6 more replies
Relevance 72.98%

Hi All,
It had been working fine for two years now. Just yesterday my I year old punched the keyboard of my Notebook here and there when I was working. I show a couple of dialogs popping up and getting closed when he was punching. And all of sudden I lost my wireless connection, in a strange way.

The WIFI card is disabled, the physical button on the laptop is red indicating that it is disabled. When I press it to switch the wifi back on, the switch don?t respond

WWhen I run network diagnostic: error is: Wireless capability is turned off. But I see no option to turn it on.


I checked the network adapters through the Control panel and also in the device manager. They are up and running. No yellow sign, no ?!? marks.
Restarted several times. No change.
Restarted in safe mode. Deleted the device in device manager and reinstalled. No change.
Disabled firewall. No change. (DO I need to restart after disabling?)

Checked the manual for Key combinations to toggle wireless on off. But there were non.
Any ideas? Please help. It may be a key combination that was activated when he punched the keys.

? AVG Free is installed. Need to check this one.
? Need to check in BIOS as well.

Answer:Turn on wireless capability COMPAQ c794 on Windows 7

Get rid of AVG free, it causes wireless connection problems on a daily basis around here.

Uninstalling AVG will most likely fix the problem but if you are still having problems please post your ipconfig/all here and I will have a look at it.

1 more replies
Relevance 63.55%

My wireless internet won't work. My lenovo says "Turn on Wireless Capability" when the switch is already turned on. Today I installed Mozilla Firefox 3.57, and another program called "Live View 3" or something like that (which I uninstalled). I also went to an auditorium and hooked my computer up to their LCD projector and wired internet to do a dry run for a big presentation I have to do tomorrow. And now my computer is acting up! Help!
 

Answer:"Turn on Wireless Capability" when already on

Try this troubleshooting for Lenovo
 

3 more replies
Relevance 54.94%

Hey everyone, Ive got the x61 thinkpad on Vista. For the past few months, the wireless capability would switch off on its own and I would have to diagnose and repair and it would work fine. But lately, the diagnose and repair  doesnt solve the problem. It keeps asking me to turn on wireless capability when I already clicked  the option "turn on wireless capability " . Even after restarting, wireless capability still doesnt work.Ive noticed that the wireless radio does not work too, even after repeatedly clicking  " turn on wireless radio " . Please HELP!!!THANK YOU

Answer:wireless radio and wireless capability NOT working!!!

Dear 12345, 1) Is the slide switch at the side of the unit in the "ON" position? 2) The ThinkPad "Update" section may have a special driver for Vista. Good luck. EB

1 more replies
Relevance 53.71%

how to turn on wireless capability,

More replies
Relevance 53.71%

Fixed a DC Jack on an old Laptop that I haven't used for several months however I am having a problem with the Wireless. Troubleshoot is telling me that the Wireless Capability isn't turned off.

So I try and turn it on with FN+F9 and it doesn't work, I try to turn it on in the mobility center and the button is grayed out. Unchecked the "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" also didn't work.

It's a Samsung RV510 Laptop running Windows 7.

Anyone have any ideas?
 

Answer:Wireless Capability On?

Hi

have a look in the BIOS for anything wireless and also check Device Manager for Network Adapter and a reference to wifi and is it enabled? do you have any yellow ! marks in device manager also?

Possibly re-install the Atheros Wifi driver HERE from Samsung for your model

What security software do you have installed? please name all?
As multiple security softwares can affect internet LAN or Wifi access.
 

3 more replies
Relevance 53.71%

I have a windows vista, no windows 7, and it keeps saying I have no wireless networks. When I try to diagnose the problem it says that the wireless capability is turned off. Then I go to turn it on and I'm unable to do so; the Fn button and the F2 button don't work either. I'm stuck.
 

More replies
Relevance 53.71%

I have an Acer Aspire Desktop 4050eAMD Athlon 3GB memory, 320GB SATA hard disk Supermulti drive. Windows vista home premium, HDMI support, 14in1 card reader. I hope all this means somthing to you, it doesn't to me! I have a wireless modem, currently that is hooked up to the back of my desk top. I am wanting to know what I need to do so that I can move my computer to another room. I have to leave my modem where it is. Is there anything I can add to the computer, or possibily already have there so I can continue to have internet access? Thank you for your time!
 

Answer:wireless capability

The provider of the wireless modem should have given you written instructions on how to set this up.

Did you not get documentation/help as part of this setup?
 

2 more replies
Relevance 53.71%

Hi guys, My T400 model number is 2765A21. I'm not sure what to look for when I do a parts check up on the Lenovo website, but I want to find out if my T400 came with WAN capability so all I need to do is insert a 3G sim card behind the battery without having to buy an external modem.Can someone help me please? Thanks 

More replies
Relevance 53.71%

Well, In the middle of using a wireless connection, it stops working. When I go to diagnose the problem, It tells me that my wireless capability is turned off. However, the light on the front of my computer tells me that it's on and pressing FN F8 only reconfirms that.

I'm using a Satellite A-305 Toshiba Lap-top and running Windows Vista

Any help?
 

Answer:Wireless capability off but on

8 more replies
Relevance 53.71%

I have a IBM X31 thinkpad laptop which I have had the hard drive replaced. I have no OEM discs but have loaded Windows XP professional 2002 with SP3. After a great deal of time I have found drivers for all hardware from either the IBM (Lenovo) website or from driver detective with the exception of the network controller whiich I assume controls the wireless capabilities of the computer. I have tried to turn on/off the wireless capability using the f5 key to no avail. I'm unsure of what to do next.
 

Answer:wireless capability

Whats the type-model number of your laptop? Should be on a sticker on the bottom of the laptop.

Also try installing the IBM System Update utility: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/TVSU-UPDATE.html

Then run it and download any drivers and software it shows available for your laptop.
 

3 more replies
Relevance 53.71%

Having issues with the wireless capability on my laptop.
It's an Asus, but I don't have a book or anything stating specs. etc. We bought it off a friend.
What I have done.
Troubleshoot
Troubleshoot tells me that the laptop is unable to connect and I should try enabling wifi via a button or FN+F2 (F2 has the wifi icon) This doesn't change anything.
Went to Network and Sharing Centre and disabled the button that stops it connecting when the battery is low.

I am not completely inept when it comes to technical computer stuff, but I am no expert. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks
 

Answer:Wireless Capability

bump?
 

2 more replies
Relevance 53.71%

Hello all,

I was hoping someone could offer advice on a pesky problem I have with my sons school laptop.

He has a relatively new Acer Travelmate P645-M SNID 44804139034 Win 764 bit which just last Monday could not connect to the school server or my modem at home, we can connect with a wire or a dongle but not with the inbuilt wireless adapter.

I have been to Acer site and downloaded the relevant drivers for the devices listed in Device manager and they are all updated. The list under Network adapters is.

Bluetoothx2
Intel Dual Broad band wireless n7260
Intel ethernet
Microsoft virtual mini port adapterx2

I'm assuming the Intel Broadband wireless adapter is the one that connects wirelessly to the internet.

So when the computer starts it looks for a connection but message says no connection available, so I trouble shoot and get "Turn on wireless capability" by using the function keys, so I do this eventhough the wireless lamp is indicating it's on, but no good.

This is a bit frustrating now as everything seems like it's working as it should be but something is blocking the wireless starting up or so it seems.

Now I've been onto Acer support but they only checked the device manager for warnings, but everything is good, their next suggestion is a factory reset, that's something I don't want to do at this stage especially mid school term.

I ran scannow and it fixed some errors but couldn't fix the all so maybe that could be a possibility, I have logs if they are... Read more

Answer:No wireless capability

Ok here's the ipconfig file but wifi inspector doesn't seem to be working.

1 more replies
Relevance 52.89%

i have hp pavilion sleekbook 14 b009au...earlier windows 8.1 was installed in it.....then i flashed it to windows 7 64 bit...i have download my drivers from driverpack solution...but the wireless driver is not working ... i tried many drivers but the result is the samei also check the adapter settings but there is cross below the network icon of wfi adapteri also diagnose the problem it says that "wireless capability is turned off"please help!!!

More replies
Relevance 52.89%

i have hp pavilion sleekbook 14 b009au...earlier windows 8.1 was installed in it.....then i flashed it to windows 7 64 bit...i have download my drivers from driverpack solution...but the wireless driver is not working ... i tried many drivers but the result is the samei also check the adapter settings but there is cross below the network icon of wfi adapteri also diagnose the problem it says that "wireless capability is turned off"please help!!!

Answer:wireless capability is turned off

 Install: MediaTek (Ralink) Wireless LAN Adapter Driverhttp://whp-hou9.cold.extweb.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp66001-66500/sp66089.exe MediaTek (Ralink) Bluetooth Software Driver  

1 more replies
Relevance 52.89%

hi, i have recently installed the OS and downloaded all the drivers required. I am facing issue with the wifi which is stating "wireless capability is turned off". I tried turning it on but still i was unable to turn it on. It was working fine but suddenly got the same problem which i faced before installing drivers. I have installed Ralink RT3290802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter. Please help me with it soon. Thanks,Anideep k

More replies
Relevance 52.89%

I can't use wifi anymore for some reason. . . it pretty much happened over night, literally. When I open up access connections the Wifi selection is grayed out, so i cant click it. When I open up my Device Manager and click on Network adapters theres only the driver for my ethernet cable. So, I decided to do some little diagnostic test and when i tested for Drivers, it said "Driver version does not support Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software version 13.0.0.0. So I'm guessing I have a too-new driver? and need to down-grade? I called Lenovo support and they wanted me to open up my laptop and get a number on my network adapter, call back, and they'll open up my case and bottom  line is they'll send me  a new one (hopefully for free). BUT before I did that I wanted to try everything that I could and I got that error when doing a diagnostic test. Soo, can anyone help me out and tell me if I should just downgrade my driver? and how to do so?  Thank you Lenovo community for your time in reading this. P.S: I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium upgraded from Vista. . . and bought from Lenovo with the laptop, on a T400 laptop

Answer:T400 wireless capability gone!

did you try a bios reset? works for my when my Wan card is gone..lenovo hasn't fixed that problem either..

1 more replies
Relevance 52.89%

I feel rather stupid asking this, but... what part do I need to purchase to get a Desktop on wireless internet?

I've got two desktops to set up in a house with AT&T wireless internet (via DSL). One of them will be hooked to the ethernet cable going into the wall, but I want the other one on WiFi (at least some of the time).

I looked into what part to buy for PCI or whatever, and they all seem to stick out the back of the computer and have antennas. That doesn't make sense to me since laptops all seem to manage WiFi just fine without bits sticking out these days.

So what's a good fully internal one? Or do laptops all have clever ways to integrate the antenna (I think they do)? Would I be better off getting a MoBo that can do wireless stuff? I think those exist.

Hm, guess I should also try to figure out how to get Ethernet cables to more than one room of the house. But really I want the Desktop WiFi more.
 

Answer:Desktop Wireless Capability

The chassis on a laptop is typically plastic or magnesium, so it has minimal interference with the WiFi signal. A desktop chassis is usually metal, so an internal antenna is going to have a very tough time getting a good connection.
 

6 more replies
Relevance 52.89%

hi, hope alls well with every1. i have a question. i own an acer aspire 7520 laptop. ive never had a problem connecting to the internet wireless or hardwired. this morning, i tried to pick up a wireless signal and it told me that wireless capabilities are turned off, it says theres either a switch or a button combo to turn it back on. theres no switch anywhere, and theres apparently no button combo(went 2 hot key help menu and also looked through my manual). if someone could help me it would make my year lol. tyvm
 

Answer:wireless capability problem

Does your user's manual address the issue of turning on wireless?
Sometimes it is a combo of PF keys.
 

1 more replies
Relevance 52.89%

My wifi isn?t connecting ... in troubleshoot I got a message popped up showing wireless capability is turned off if u want to turn it on press f2 ,I tried that so many times but still it isn?t working ....

Answer:Wireless capability is not switching on

Thank you for your message.What is the system model in question here?If you have the Wireless key on the F2 key, try Fn+F2 & check if the wireless gets switched on.Open device manager- expand network adapter & check if there is any red X or exclamation mark.For my reference, please click on my Dell username & send a private message with the service tag, registered name & email address.

1 more replies
Relevance 52.89%

Hello. I have a Toshiba A200 with Windows Vista. For some unknown reason today, I have no wireless connection. The button on the front is switched on. Hitting the function key and F8 does nothing. When I tried Windows X, the Windows Mobility Centre menu is greyed out for 'Turn Wireless On' Any ideas?

More replies
Relevance 52.89%

How do I tell if my desktop computer has wireless capability. Simple question but I have very little computer savvy.
Thanks-Chuck
 

Answer:Solved: wireless capability

Being a desktop you would most likely see an antenna coming out of the back of your computer.

You can also look in device manager. If you see only one device under Network Adapters, you most likely only have a wired connection.
 

2 more replies
Relevance 52.89%

Hello,

I'm using Lenovo Z570 laptop. (Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter)

Problem:- Can't switch on wifi. The on/off switch is grayed out. While troubleshooting, it says, " wireless capability is turned off".

Solutions Tried:- Re-installed drivers provided by lenovo's website.
Re-installed drivers by windows update.
Reset settings in Bios to default values.
Yes the physical switch is on and the indicator light is glowing.
Fn+ F5 just toggles on/off airplane mode.
Disabled the option so that power management doesn't switches off wifi to save battery.
Other numerous solutions on internet.

The wifi worked flawlessly in windows 7. I even used it as a hotspot (via cmd method).

Someone save me..... Life without wifi seems Dull. :'(

Answer:Wireless capability is turned off

Try doing a full uninstall of the device and driver in Device manager. Then reboot and see if Windows 8 will find the device on its own. If it does, then you should be able to go into the desktop, open device manager and see the device listed as functioning.

2 more replies
Relevance 52.89%

If you have lost your wireless connection (Wi-Fi) and pressing the wireles button on your laptop doesn't fix it, do this: Download and install HP Connection Manager. After 8 hours of screwing with this I am so happy to report my Wi-Fi has been turned back on.  The antenna button did not work.  It only turned the Bluetooth on and off.  My wireless connection had a red X on it and the troubleshooter told me straight up that my "Wireless capability is turned off", but gave me no way to turn it back on.  In Windows Mobility Center the Wireless Network clearly showed it was off, but the button to turn it on was greyed out.  I updated the BIOS and wireles drivers, but that did nothing.  Then I downloaded and installed HP Connection Manager and rebooted.  I opened up HP CM and there was a button that showed the wireless was off.  I pushed it and the wireless turned on.  That easy.  Or rather, after hours and hours of pain, it turned on.  My next step would have been to go through the BIOS to see if somehow from there the Wi-Fi had been disabled, but I did not need to go that far. Good luck people.  Hopefully this thread will save you some time.

Answer:Fix for Wireless Capability Turned Off

HP Connection Manager was the trick! Thanks for sharing this solution!

2 more replies
Relevance 52.89%

Hai ,Someone Can Help Me ?My WIreless Capability Won't turn on , i try to use Fn + F5 ( In Me ) but didn't workI try to turn on and turn off again the wifi switch in the front of my laptop , but didn't work tooI'm Use Lenovo Ideapad U350 And the WIfi card is Intel(R) Wifi Link 5100 AGNI was reinstall the wifi link card , but the problem not resolvedI Go to into Netwok Adapter , the Wifi logo is on but with "X" Red LogoI Try connect with External Wifi , but is too problem for me because rarelly disconnected and the range is not farPlease Someone Help Me Thank You  

Answer:[ Help ] Wireless Capability Problem

hi Aruka_Sadako,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Please Uninstall Lenovo Energy Management on your Computer,
  Go to Control Panel, Program and Features/Uninstall a Program
     look for Lenovo Energy Management or Power Management, then uninstall it.
after that, download and install energy management Below,
 
download the one according to your Windows Version
 
Lenovo Energy Management 
 
Windows 7 32bit
Windows 7 64bit
 
Windows Vista 32bit,Windows Vista 64bit
 
Windows XP
 
Make sure the front switch is on then try the FN + F5 again,
 
Hope this helps,
Cheers!





Did someone help you today? Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo!If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! This will help the rest of the Community with similar issues identify the verified solution and benefit from it.Follow @LenovoForums on Twitter!

1 more replies
Relevance 52.89%

I am having issues with my wireless on my Asus laptop with Windows 7. About half a month ago, I was trying to help a friend with his internet problems, and was going through the steps myself. I instructed him to disabled, then reenable the wireless adapter in the network and sharing center. I did so myself, and noticed my wireless did not work after that. I ran diagnostics for it, and it told me that my wireless switch is turned off, which I checked and it is turned on. I tried switching it off then on again, but it still didn't work. I then did a system restore to get it to work again (which it did). Then, this morning, I was having trouble connecting to the internet, so, thinking it wouldn't do it again, I disabled and reenabled the wireless adapter, and now its doing the same thing. I tried doing a system restore, but it comes up with an error about the memory and cancels it. I would like to fix the wireless problem without having to do a system restore anyway. Please help.
Thanks, GPolice

Answer:Wireless Capability is Turned Off

Nevermind, I fixed it. What I did was disallowed Windows to disable the adapter for powersaving, and I uninstalled the driver. I restarted it and let it install the driver and it worked.

1 more replies
Relevance 52.89%

Sorry if this question has already been posted but I can't seem to find an answer anywhere.Each time I close the lid on my N500 and reopen it again a little while later the wireless has switched off. To fix it I have to go Diagnose and repair > Switch on wireless capability. Its not a huge effort but I wondered if there is anyway I can prevent this from happening each time.  Additional info: Using Windows Vista; Laptop set to go into sleep mode when I close the lid. Any advise would be appreciated. ThanksSarah 

More replies
Relevance 52.89%

Ok on my Dell D530 Laptop I got home last night to find my laptop I use for work has no interner connection.

1. Checked my other laptop- It has a connection (not the Router or service its self)
2. Restarted Cable Modem and Router, just in case.
3. Re set the NIC adapter of the D530.
4. Windows Diag was no help.
5. Did everything I could think off.
6. Back-ed everything up, and re-imaged it.

With a fresh factory. It's still saying "wireless capability is turned off". There is no physical switch to "turn on or off"

I looked in "services" and re-started things I thought were help but nothing.

Anyone have any ideas that would help. Next move is calling Dell.

Thanks, Ryan

Answer:Wireless Capability is Turned off? Help

Hi,

For your particular model you need to press <FN> + <F2> to enable Wireless & Bluetooth


OS

1 more replies
Relevance 52.89%

HiI have a problem on my laptop messege error (Issues found: Wireless capability is turned off )and I tried more option to fix it, but all my efforts were unsuccessfulI tried to do: 1- pressed fn+f22- pressed windows+X3- Diable the wireless adapter and then enable4- Uninstalled the wireless drive and then intalled it Knowing : wired network is turned on and previously the wireless was turned on perfectly Thank You  

More replies
Relevance 52.89%

Fixed a laptop that hasn't been used since the DC jack broke in March.  Today I finally come around to soldering a new one on and to my surprise [never soldered before xDD] the laptop as booted and it's working.
 
However I cannot connect to the Internet.  After troubleshooting I am getting the message "Wireless Capabilities are turned off".  I tried using FN+9 to enable wireless but nothing happens.  Also when I go into the Mobility Center it won't let me turn it on as the drop down menu won't appear.
 
Anyone have any ideas on why this is happening and/or how I can fix this problem?
 
The Laptop is a Samsung RV510.
 
Thanks.

Answer:Wireless Capability Problem

 



This happens because power management turned off wireless capability when not in use. You can change this setting:
Open Network Connections
Right-click on the wireless connection
Click Configure next to the wireless adapter
Click the Power Management tab
Uncheck "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"
Like this:

 
Then Reboot.

7 more replies
Relevance 52.89%

I have and Asus N50Vseries.
My kids have been playing with my computer and I cannot connect to the internet.
If I go into Windows Network Diagnostics it says to turn on wireless capability.
It says via a switch at the side or front or a function key combination.
I cannot find were this is.
I think it is a function key.
F2 has a blue signal looking icon on it, but if I press FN + F2 it
does not seem to do anything.

Please Help Anyone?

Thanks, Becs

Answer:Wireless capability turned off ?

Welcome!

There is often a switch on the side, bottom, or front of the laptop that turns the card on or off.

Also go into Device Manager, find your card, and make sure it is enabled from the right-click menu.

~JK

1 more replies
Relevance 52.89%

I have upgrade my lenovoz500 to win10when i turn it on for first time  everyday, my wireless capability is turned off until i restart my laptop. it turn on automatically after restart!!!i have examine almost 10 newest wireless lan driver but all the time it was the same problem.plz tell me how i should fix it?is that a common problem with win10

More replies
Relevance 52.89%

HiI have a problem on my laptop messege error (Issues found: Wireless capability is turned off )and I tried more option to fix it, but all my efforts were unsuccessfulI tried to do: 1- pressed fn+f22- pressed windows+X3- Diable the wireless adapter and then enable4- Uninstalled the wireless drive and then intalled it Knowing : wired network is turned on and previously the wireless was turned on perfectly Thank You  

More replies
Relevance 52.89%

I have an asus laptop and yestarday I restored it back a few hours becase I deleted a program but now my wireless capability keeps turning off... I tried uninstalling Wireless Console 3 and that did not work..
 

Answer:Wireless Capability keeps turning off

Make sure there is only one WiFi listed in the Device Manager.
Try uninstalling the WiFi driver but don't delete it
Reboot the PC
On the WiFi Router do a power recycle (power off then power on wait 3 mins)
 

1 more replies
Relevance 52.89%

Thinkpad x200, Windows 7Does not connect to Internet, does not show list of available WiFi points.Windows Diagnostics says everything is ok except "Wireless capability is turned off"Pushing the little switch on the left side of the Thinkpad to green does not change anything. What can I do?G.R.,













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Wireless capability cannot be turned on

Hi gr5959,

Press Fn-F5 to turn the wireless on.
 
Also, boot into the BIOS to verify that wireless is powered on from there, to do so press F1 to enter the BIOS on boot -> Config -> Network -> Wireless LAN and Wimax Radio -> Make sure it's set to "on".

Keep us posted.





------------------------------------------------------------Maliha (I don't work for lenovo)ThinkPads:- T400[Win 7], T60[Win 7], IBM 240[Win XP]IdeaPad: U350Apple:- Macbook Air [Snow Leopard]Did someone help you today? Compliment them with a Kudos!Was your question answered today? Mark it as an Accepted Solution!   Lenovo Deutsche Community     Lenovo Comunidad en Espaņol Visit my YouTube Channel

5 more replies
Relevance 52.89%

 wireless 001.JPG   120.1KB
  0 downloads
 wireless 002.JPG   177.19KB
  0 downloads
 wireless 010.JPG   87.25KB
  0 downloads
 
I have a Dell XPS M1530 with a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. I lost my wireless capability all of a sudden with the previous install of Home Premium. Yes, the wireless switch is turned on. The machine has Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN Network Adapter and Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller. I have it hard-wired to my router with an Ethernet Cable. It's working fine.
 
Are there any suggestions as to how I can get my wireless capability back?

Answer:Wireless Capability is Turned Off

Is there a yellow exclamation mark next to your wireless adapter in Device Manager?

9 more replies
Relevance 52.89%

Good evening,

My laptop wifi keeps going off, everytime I start the computer or wake it up from standby.

It's the same problem as mentionned in this post:
http://forums.techguy.org/networking/1035200-laptops-wireless-capability-keeps-turning.html
... but that post did not include a solution.

The hardware switch is on, which turns the bluetooth on but not the wifi.
The only way to get the wifi back is to run the networking troubleshooter. After a while, the troubleshooter says "Turn on wireless capability", I click the button and I get the wifi back .... until the next time my computer goes to sleep or is switched off.

Thanks for your support,
YAG88
 

More replies
Relevance 52.89%

hi everyone  i have problem with my laptop acre aspire E5-473  windows 7 64bitthe wireless not working "Wireless Capability is turned off" any advice plz 

Answer:[help]Wireless Capability is turned off

update \And Sorry for my Basic English

2 more replies
Relevance 52.89%

hi and thanks in advance

ive got a toshiba satellite p755-s5320 windows 7 home premium 64 bit. laptop has ran fine for a while and then out of nowhere i cant use my wifi anymore. i dont know if someone deleted some drivers or other software maybe while i was at work..no clue. normally i would boot up and connect to the internet automatically but now it says "not connected. no connections are available" btw all the other tech in the house is working and connecting fine. my xbox, phone,and other laptops all connect fine so i have internet i just cant connect to it from my toshiba. windows network diagnostics says the problem found is "Wireless capability is turned off". my fn keys i dont believe are working because they wont turn on my wifi switch and the hot key thats lit which is supposed to toggle my wifi switch isnt working either. if i touch the hotkey it just flashes slow one time but nothing happens. actually there for a little while when i would touch my wifi hotkey to try to turn on my wifi it would launch "windows media player" lol. i did a system restore and set my laptop to back before it messed up and that didnt fix it. im not very tech savy but i think somebody deleted some software maybe some drivers or somehow reassigned my keys on my keyboard and hot keys. but either way if im missing software i dont know how to check and i cant reinstall windows because i dont have the disc anymore. also i cant still connect to the internet... Read more

More replies
Relevance 52.89%

Iv just installed windows 7 on a fujitsu amilo laptop, its all working fine apart from a combination of fn+f1, which is to turn on wireless. all other fn combinations are working, any ideas anyone?????

More replies
Relevance 52.89%

I want to know how we can turned onWireless capability is turned on

More replies
Relevance 52.89%

Hi,Does anybody know how I can check if a PC has wireless capability. Reason is I will be setting up Sky broadband for my parents and need to ask them to find out before I get there.Cheers

Answer:Wireless Capability on Desktop PC

You should have a wireless simbol near your clock. It is what looks like an LCD flatscreen monitor, with green "satalite" rays comming from it. Actually, it'll probably be a red cross.click hereOtherwise, click Start, Right Click My computer, Manage and then look for network cards or something similar, post back on what is there.

1 more replies
Relevance 52.89%

dear tech sir
my computer the theme of my laptop changed and a lot of programs have now shut off it has now been 30 minutes and I have turned on all the programs that was needed i did ant virus scan and nothing came up, how do i turn my wifi back on? its not my modem cause i manually connected it to the laptop and its working fine and if it was my modem I would still get to see the other connections in my housing area.
 

Answer:wireless capability is turned off

try a restore to a date before the issue
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Restore PC to an Earlier Date & Time

Go Start>>All Programs>>Accessories>>System Tools>>System Restore
Click in the radio button Choose a different restore point
Click Next
put a tick in Show more restore points
Pick a Date before this happened
Click Next
This should restore the PC to that time & date

you may need to use safemode to do the restore. As the PC starts keep tapping F8 - a menu will appear - choose safemode
windows 7
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/700-system-restore.html

windows vista
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/76905-system-restore-how.html

Windows XP
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/using-system-restore-in-xp/
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

1 more replies
Relevance 52.89%

Will an XPS 9100 desktop support 5GHZ networking?

More replies
Relevance 52.89%

Sir please I wanna solve this urgently

More replies
Relevance 52.89%

I have tried almost everyone with no reply so I can only hope that someone takes pity on this extremely challenged senior. New PC L675, new OS Win 7 premium, and believe it or not first time wireless and I started way back when.
Wireless works effortlessly in win 7, partitioned and loaded Ubuntu 10.4. Dual boot works and seemingly
wireless connected at Ubuntu boot, but will NOT sustain online capability any longer then opening Firefox.
Please advise and thanks
 

Answer:wireless capability Ubuntu

6 more replies
Relevance 52.89%

The Fn F2 switch does not work out of the box unless I let Windows fix it with Troubleshooting. Once Troubleshooting applies fix the button works.I want to know how to do it manually.The netsh wlan show settings states that the wireless is enabledWireless services are onI configure multiple new notebooks and I don't want to run troubleshooting

Answer:turning on wireless capability

you may have both windown wlan and a third party wlan controller running at the same time.check in msconfig for the third party controller/service and stop it starting, or stop the win7 wlan service.they will conflict if you have two services trying to runi hate computers!but cant help myself....

2 more replies
Relevance 52.89%

How do I turn on wireless capability. it went off. Can't turn it back on. i have an HP pavilion dv5 notebook PC

Answer:Wireless capability on this computer is off

is there a wireless button on your computer? Most laptops have one by the power button.
If not look in the control panel.
Might also be a shortcut key using the fn key on the keyboard.

3 more replies
Relevance 52.89%

Specs:
Windows 7 Home Premium
ASUS Notebook G60 Series
Intel Core i7 CPU Q720 @ 1.60GHx
6.00 GB of ram
Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter

Hello,

For the last two weeks my laptop has been having troubles with its network adapter (Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter).

Every time my computer starts up from sleep mode or just a normal start up my icon in the bottom right hand corner shows a black box with a plug in it and says no network connection available.

I then proceed by opening up the "Network and Sharing Center," clicking on the "Change Adapter Settings" button in the top left corner, right click on the "Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter" icon and selecting "Diagnose."

The diagnostic runs and asks me if I would like to turn on my wireless capabilities, I click the "Apply Fix" button and it turns on my Adapter.

Here's the Detection Details:

Diagnostics Information (Network Adapter)
Details about network adapter diagnosis:

Network adapter Wireless Network Connection driver information:

Description . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter
Manufacturer . . . . . . . . . : Atheros Communications Inc.
Provider . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft
Version . . . . . . . . . . . : 2.0.0.74
Inf File Name . . . . . . . . . : C:\Windows\INF\netathrx.inf
Inf File Date . . . . . . . . . : July-13-09 8:37:24 PM
S... Read more

Answer:Wireless capability keeps turning off

Check your windows settings and any software specific settings if there is a control panel other than the windows one for controlling the card. With my laptop the wifi always disconnects after a certain amount of time idle to save battery. Its not really uncommon.
 

51 more replies
Relevance 52.89%

I am working on a Gateway laptop with Windows8. Out of nowhere, an x appears under my wi-fi connection. When I troubleshoot, it informs me that the wireless capability needs to be enabled. Problem is, when I try to go to that area, it is greyed out, leaving me without the option of even resetting anything.

I have even reprogrammed my while computer and have lost everything in the process. Using the function keys do not help. It only switches off and on in airplane mode. Pressing numerous keys didn't work either. I've tried everything under the sun and read every forum known to mankind. Can I please be assisted in fixing this dilemma?
 

Answer:Wireless Capability Disabled

can we see a device manager and an ipconfig /all please

------------------------------------------------------------------------
ipconfig /all

We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a reply here.

If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply
Note: you will see entries named Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface: we dont need to see that information - JUST the information above those entries

For Windows 8
To open a Cmd Prompt or an Administrator Cmd prompt from the Desktop.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/open-an-elevated-command-prompt-in-windows-8/
Use Win + X and choose Command Prompt or Command Prompt (Admin) from the list.​
For windows version, XP, Vista, W7
Hold the Windows key and press R

Now type CMD

Now press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):​
In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but ther... Read more

2 more replies
Relevance 52.89%

I have had problems connecting wirelessly on this notebook for months. The FN + F12 keys no longer turn wifi on and off. I have download and installed latest driver from HP and Ralink (Mediatek) websites. In Device Manager the Bluetooth Controller has yellow exclamation mark. Please can you advise what to try next.

More replies
Relevance 52.89%

I'm running Windows 7 on my ASUS laptop. All the sudden a couple days ago, my wireless capability started turning off every time I shut down the computer or was idle for an extended period of time. Does anyone know the cause and/or solution to this?
 

Answer:wireless capability keeps turning off

Hello whitelighter1972 and Welcome to TSG!

This seems to be an issue with Asus systems. Try uninstalling the Wireless Console 3 Utility and see if the issue is resolved. If you want to reinstall it, you can download it here. ASUS Wireless Switch (Wireless Console3) Utility Just select your OS. But if you do reinstall, the problem will most likely return.
 

1 more replies
Relevance 52.89%

hello,
i am windows 7 user. i am getting problem when i installed wifi driver iam able to see in Device Manager but my wifi card is not detecting near by wifi signals.then i troubleshooted this problem, but result says "wireless capability is turned off" i am sure that iam turned on wifi in BIOS as well on keyboard.i installed latest drivers also but there no use.thank you


my laptop spec.

lenovo g580
windows7 32bit professional
broadcom wifi card
intel mother board
2gb RAM

Answer:wireless capability is turned off

Try hitting FN+F5 or FN+F2.. that will turn on your Wireless connection.

Regards

3 more replies
Relevance 52.89%

Hi everbody   Please help me wireless capability is turned off at hp pavilion Sleekbook 14 b009au windows 7 ultimate 32bit. Spoiler (Highlight to read) My hardware ids.PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3290&SUBSYS_18EC103C&REV_00PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3290&SUBSYS_18EC103CPCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3290&CC_028000PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3290&CC_0280 Spoiler (Highlight to read) Thanks in advance and sorry for disturbing 

Answer:Wireless capability is turned off

Try this driver: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=vc_147865_1&swEnvOid=4053 Ralink  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

2 more replies
Relevance 52.89%

Dears,I have been facing an issue on my laptop since four days ago with my wifi befor it was working and now not , already downloaded energy managment and tried to configure the wifi through bios set up and nothing worked what can i do to sole that issue . Need solution urgentlyThanks   

More replies
Relevance 52.89%

how can i put on wireless capability on, my lap top is windows 7. i have been trying to get it to work but all attempts to no avail.

Answer:how i can put on the wireless capability of my system

"my lap top is windows 7"Your operating system is Windows 7. You didn't post any info about your laptop. We need to know the make/model & model number. Most modern laptops have wireless capability but you may need to install wireless drivers. Do you see the wireless icon in the notification area next to the clock?http://www.samsung.com/us/system/su...

2 more replies
Relevance 52.89%

hi im new here and well my computer was having some difficulties a few days ago and i was wondering if anyone could answer my question

My question is: When i restarted my computer but windows wouldn't start up after a few tries it finally started up and there was a window that came up i can't remember what it said but it said that Wireless Capability was turned off and that Windows expired, i finally got Windows activated again but Wireless Capability wasn't turned back on, is there any way of turning it back on?
 

More replies
Relevance 52.89%

Hello, a few months ago my laptop started randomly turning off its capability, however last week it turned off completely. It occasionally turns but not for too long. The wifi button does nothing, no matter how much or how I press it, it stays orange. At the mobility center the function to turn on wifi is greyed out. I tried checking BIOS, everything is fine there, I tried checking WLAN AutoConfig at services.msc, everything is fine, and ofcourse I tried different drivers and stuff to no help. The interesting thing is that I had mini usb wireless adapter and it made wifi work, however I accidentally broke it and am unable to buy a new one at the moment.
P.S. I should also mention that I tried to lower the roaming sensitivity, make it that the laptop does not turn off the adapter on power saving mode, checked whether radio is enabled, troubleshoot the problem as admin, with no help. The driver is Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter. I pretty much tried everything out that I can find but nothing helped, hopefully someone will be able to help me. The laptop is HP ProBook 4540s. If you need more info I can gladly provide it.

Answer:Wireless capability is turned off

Hello, and Welcome Go here and download the first driver on the page.
 
PCI/ mPCI / CB(RT2860/ RT2760/RT2790/ RT309X/ RT35X2/ RT539X/ RT3290/ MT7630)  Dated 6/30/2015
 
In Device Manager Uninstall the current Wireless driver and then run the one I linked to. If I can remember correctly, it will ask if you want only the driver or the driver and complete software. Do the driver + software option. Reboot.

5 more replies
Relevance 52.89%

How do I turn on the wireless capability on this computer? There is no button/switch and no keyboard function button.

More replies
Relevance 52.89%

My HP laptop (Windows Vista, 4-5 five years old) has started to malfunction. I cannot connect to the router attached to my PC. The message tells me that the wireless capability is turned off. It says "Turn on wireless capability - this can be done by using as switch which can usually be found on side of computer or a function key combination." I can find no switch on my laptop, and don't know how which function key combination to press. Can anyone help me, please?

Answer:Wireless capability turned off

If there isn't an actual switch on the side/front of the Laptop to switch "wireless" On/Off, it is probably done with a combination of the Fn key and one of the F keys at the top of the keyboard. Look for one with a symbol in the same colour as the Fn key showing a radio icon - a mast with a series of concentric circle segments radiating from it.

3 more replies
Relevance 52.48%

I m unable to turn on wireless capability

More replies
Relevance 52.48%

hi,

Im having a problem with my laptops wireless capability; it worked fine, until i tried a hardwried connection (i went over to this center and tried one and it didn't work, so i unplugged it).

Now, I can't connect to any wireless networks unless i do the windows network troubleshooter, which it tells me my laptops wireless capability is turned off; I then have to click on the option to turn wireless capability back on..

I have tried playing in change adapter settings in Network Connections, but nothing is working.. I have tried disabling the LAC and wireless adapter but nothing is working..

I also notice under Local Area Connection that is says "Network cable unplugged". Also in one of the tables of the windows network troubleshooter it shows Network cable unplugged and wireless capability is turned off.. Is my laptop trying to find the hardwire connection all the time so it turns off wireless? How can i fix this :3
 

Answer:laptops wireless capability keeps turning off..

I also notice under Local Area Connection that is says "Network cable unplugged".Click to expand...

That's normal and accurate unless you have a cable plugged in. If you do have a cable plugged in probably the NIC or cable is defective. Although it's possible that the ethernet was turned off to save power.

I assume that you are using an integrated wireless adapter. What kind of wireless switch do you have, and is it turned on? Do you also have a utility that can switch the wireless on or off? If so, is it saying "on"?
 

1 more replies
Relevance 52.48%

Can't get onto internet on my Laptop. Diagnosis states 'wireless capability is turned off', so I need to turn it on but I don't have a button on the side or front of laptop so need to know which function key (and any other key) etc to press. I have Windows 7. Thank you.

Answer:Laptop wireless capability needs turning on?

http://www.syschat.com/how-enable-d...

4 more replies
Relevance 52.48%

Hi I recently bought a ThinkPad R400 and can't connect to a wireless network. I am wondering if I even have a wireless card. Could anyone please tell me if I do? Machine Model: 7443CTO If I don't, it would very helpful if you could please tell me which card (prefereably the best available) I should install? Early replies would be highly appreciated. Thank you very much.RegardsChetan

Answer:Wireless capability in ThinkPad R400

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/product.do?doctypeind=10&template=/partslookup/partsLooku... Check the above link for the parts information. 

3 more replies
Relevance 52.48%

please help me so fix my z470 wifi problemDoes not connect to Internet, does not show list of available WiFi points.Windows Diagnostics says everything is ok except "Wireless capability is turned off"i try Press Fn-F5  but it doesnt work.and where the LenovoThinkVantage on my model?

Answer:z470 Wireless Capability Turned Off

hi MikeeAhren,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
This model has two WLAN Switch
  1.    Hardware WLAN Switch 
    
 
2. Software Switch
  Pressing FN + F5
If that does not show anything on the screen
Open Control Panel Program Files and Uninstall Lenovo Power Management and Lenovo Energy Management.
If successful in uninstalling or it is not found in Programs then Proceed in downloading
 
Lenovo Energy Management Software for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad S205, Z370, Z47...
 
Install that then restart your computer then Try the FN +F5
 
Hope this helps
Cheers!
 





Did someone help you today? Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo!If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! This will help the rest of the Community with similar issues identify the verified solution and benefit from it.Follow @LenovoForums on Twitter!

1 more replies
Relevance 52.48%

The wireless capability is always automatically turned off when I restart/shutdown my notebook. I'd like it to be turned on without pressing Fn+F12 everytime I turn on my notebook because I'm using external keyboard&mouse.The driver is broadcom wireless downloaded from HP, its date is January 31, 2016 This problem  won't occur on Windows 10, only Windows 7 has this problem.

More replies
Relevance 52.48%

Hi, I recently bought a Lenovo z50-70 laptop with Broadcom Wireless Adapters. Its a Windows 7-32 bit system. Wireless LAN worked fine for a few hours, but after a restart it started saying Wireless Capability is turned off. i have tried following: 1. looked for a hardware wireless switch. there is none.2. reinstalled WLAN drivers from lenovo site without success.3.restarted WLAN Autoconfig service for no avail. Your help is much appreciated.Thanks













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Z50 70 Laptop Wireless Capability turned off

Even I am facing the same problem.. is there anyone who can help to resolve the issue.  When I try to troubleshoot the issue 'Windows Network Diagonostics' replying that 'Wireless capability is off', below is image for same: When I checked the Winow Mobility Center, it showing Wireless Off, below is image for same:          

9 more replies
Relevance 52.48%

We purchased a new 52" Aquos LCD and have been offered a deal with NetFlix through the internet in order to obtain movies directly to the new set.

We were assured by Cisco and Best Buy that by installing a new higher end router and a bridge adapter that would be compatible with the new TV. The router and adapter are working fine, but we have no luck whatsoever getting the TV to recognize them.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
 

Answer:Sharp Aquos TV and wireless capability

6 more replies
Relevance 52.48%

Okay I know this is almost certainly impossible but I've been asked to find out about it so meh.

Is it or is it not possible to get some device that can plug into a wired router, say a Draytek Vigor 2600 , and add wireless capability?

of course if there isn't I can just say "not possible" *grins*
 

Answer:Adding wireless capability to a wired LAN

xflat said:



.....easy to add a WiFi access point to an exisitng wired LAN. It's just another RJ45 ethernet connection....get current with the security issues and you are good to go...
If you want to use a router as an access point, all you do is run a cable from the LAN port on the upstream router to a LAN port on the access point, disable DHCP on the access point and you are good to go.Click to expand...

Or.

Link to: What do I need for wireless Networking?

Link to: Using a Wireless Cable/DSL Router as a Switch with an Access Point

.



 

1 more replies