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Sony Vaio Wireless LAN switch is ON, still no connection

When I first turn on my computer, the wireless icon says it is connected to my wireless network. However, it soon shuts off and tells me that my wireless network connection is not connected. When I try to diagnose the problem, it tells me that my wireless capability is turned off and that I should turn the switch to On. Well, it already is in the On position, and I get no other solutions to try to repair the connection as was previously an option in XP. I have gone through my network adapter drivers, and all are said to be up to date.

Turning the switch on and off, rebooting, etc. does nothing. How do you get the computer to recognize that the switch is turned on?

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  • mzernesto Dec 02, 2008

    Very similar problem on a Sony Vaio model PCG 7113L. Switch for wireless LAN is on, but light is off and network will not connect. U[dated to latest driver - no joy.

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2008

    Very much the same with my CS110E, been diagnosing it for hours. It cant connect nor even detect any wireless connection at all.

  • emilyshaub Dec 11, 2008

    Katie Ann - Thank you so much. I can't believe how easy that was to fix, but how hard it was to try to find an answer. Even the "experts" where I bought the computer couldn't figure it out. I don't know how it shuts itself off like that, but I will never forget how to fix it.



    Thanks again!!

    Emily

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I had the same exact problem and was trying everything I could do to fix it. I went on the Sony website and it turns out the solution is actually quite simple. They explain it better on their website than I can so here's the page: http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=C1000103&sliceId=1&docTypeID=DT_KNOWLEDGEARTICLES_1_1&dialogID=42201093&stateId=0%200%2042205033 My problem was fixed in two shakes! Hope yours is too!
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Posted on Dec 05, 2008

  • djbettsi Aug 17, 2010

    absolutely awesome! thankyou very much this link was most helpful and has sorted it out a treat! many many thanks!

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    asavisa60 Aug 31, 2012

    still my problem is not fixed

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"turn the wireless switch on the vaio to ON, and then try again", that was what it said when i try to switch on the wireless on my vaio E series VPCEH25EN. PLEASE HELP ME TO SOLVE IT.

Posted on Oct 19, 2011

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I have a VGC-LT28E running Vista Home with a similar issue. I was directed to double click on the icon with the double arrows in the tray <> (which is the Vaio Smart Network Tool) and there I found that the WLAN was checked off. No green light on the icon in the menu that pops up. Just clicking on that enabled the light on the side of the PC.

Next he recommended keeping power-save from disabling WLAN on this desktop by going into the Control Panel>System>Device Manager and finding the WiFi network adapter, and click Properties. Then make sure under the Power Management tab the option to "Allow the Computer to turn off this device to save power" is not checked.

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