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Medion mim2120 Wireless Problems

On my Medion Mim2120 laptop, I installed Vista onto it from Windows XP, but i found a problem. my Wireless Connection just doesnt seem to be working. its as if my laptop doesnt know that there is a Wireless reciever built into my latop. i know how to activate my wireless (Fn + F1) because i have been using it for a years but now everytime i try to turn it on nothing happens, the laptop makes a bleep an the light saying that my wireless is on stays on but still nothing happens. I tried re-installing the previous Windows (Back to XP) hoping to reverse the problem somehow, an still nothing has changed. my Wireless reciever still isnt working. I personally believe it could have something to do with the drivers because my sound isnt working either :(
in other words, i wanna be able to get connected back onto my wireless internet but i dont have the options to do so, the "Connect To >" tab also isnt appearing anymore :(

Any Help or Guidence into solving this problem would be greatly apprieciated!

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I had similar problem with Medion WIN 2140. The harddrive crashed, I bought a new drive and had to reinstall Windows from scratch since I had neither a backup or burned the reinstallation CD's. First I installed Windows7 and every driver/application/BIOS available from Medion's download site. At first my WIFI worked OK but somtime during the process og BIOS/driverupdate my WIFI antenna turned off. The antenna can be turned on/off with a easy access button (touchpad to the right of powerbutton) but WIFI button dows not work.

Medion's danish supporters told me that Windows7 is unsupported. So I had to reinstall using Vista. Still not able to turn on WIFI. I'm pretty sure that BIOS prior to version 1.0K (dated 06.01.2010) had a "ON" possibility but is now limited to "OFF" og "LAST STATE".

Medion support wouldn't og couldn't provide me a previous version of the BIOS. In fact Medion DK's support doesn't seem to know anything about their products.

However I have found the solution myself. Launch Manager application is needed for Easy Access buttons to work. Current version 1.5.0.5 of the application is faulty. In registry i found that pressed keys call the file fn.exe, this file is not a part of the OS, Launch Manager or any other Medion driver/application.

I googled for and found the prevoius version 1.4.9 of Launch Manager. This version works without any problems on both Vista and Windows7.
http://www1.medion.de/downloads/?op=search&lang=au&type=TEXT&Param=

I wrote to Medion support to replace the faulty application on their support site. But with my current Medion experience i daught they will do anything about it. So instead I post this reply to help others.

Posted on Feb 21, 2010

  • l6krb Apr 13, 2011

    Thanks Anicolai, if I had not rolled back to ver 1.4.9 as you suggested I would still be pulling my hair out trying, been on a week with a medion wim2140 with the same problem the Medion helpdesk were useless. thnx again

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  • JBHouston Feb 17, 2010

    Sounds like the drivers right enough.... the Fn + F1 incorporates a little peice of software called Launch Manager which operates all the different additional keystrokes and buttons on different manufacturers' Laptops.....



    I have a few questions to ask however :

    - How sure are you that the Wireless Router/Access Point in your house/office is Broadcasting it's signal (aka SSID?). If it's not broadcasting and isn't in use by any other Laptops/devices, then all the messing around with your laptop isn't going to make much difference I'm afraid! You would need to tackle this at the source and re-read the manual that came with your Router/Access Point.



    If you think it's the drivers :

    - Press and hold Windows key then press PAUSE on your keyboard and release both keys, this will bring up the System Properties page

    - Click on the Hardware Tab and then select Device Manager

    - From the list of equipment shown, review the Network Controller section (click the + to expand) and ensure there's an entry in there saying something like "Intel Wireless Adapter card" or something with Wireless in the title

    - If the little icon to the left of it shows a little yellow exclaimation mark, then your driver has a problem or the equipment itself could have an issue



    I have one of these laptops in for repair just now so I'm lucky enough to be able to offer the correct drivers for it if you require them. Please feel free to get back in touch should you need them.



    Good luck & all the best,

    Kind Regards,
    John Houston

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You need to purchase a external wireless adapter. Should come with a disk with all the drivers. You should be able locate wireless router ( network). If not you should maybe check router making sure it working properly. Check your connections.Good luck

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