What or where are the wireless hardware keys on a panasonic CF-51
My laptops wireless was working fine, but I used it the other day where their was no wi-fi connection. I hear it turns the wireless off to save batt pwr. When i turn my intel pro wireless on now i get this message.
''The Intel Pro Network Connection is still disabled. Use your hardware switch to enable it'' I have tried the function keys at random but it could be any combination. Their are no visable swithces on the sides or bottom of laptop. From my device manager the Intel(R) PRO/Wireless
2915ABG Network Connection is fine or working properly. I know their is a simple fix for this but i can't find it. HELP
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Hi Rindar, Well this is a picture of what a Wireless Button should resemble:
If it's red it is off, if it's blue it's on.. But I can see from the picture below that the Toughbook cf-51 doesn't appear to have one in the 'normal' place:
So, maybe you can go to Control Panel and click the Intel Pro Wireless icon and run a diagnostic to tell you some more information. Since you mentioned that you have checked the device manager, I guess you'll have done this too. So, all I can recommend is to double click on the networks connection on the bottom right hand corner of your screen and open Network and Sharing Manager, and make sure Network Discovery is enabled, then Manage Wireless Networks, and right click on your connection and click Properties, and check the 'Automatically Connect When in Range' box. If it doesn't connect now, click on the network and press Connect now.
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Theencryption key secures your data from unauthorized access.
The router's password is a Passphrase or the WEP or WPA orWPA2 encryption key.
The Passphrase generates the WEP or WPA or WPA2 encryptionkey and this is in the router's wireless settings.
To connect to your wireless router, configure the router'swireless settings ie SSID, plus the WPAor WPA2 encryption key and then configure wireless cards in the laptops and orcomputers with these router's wireless settings. Then the laptops and desktopcomputers can communicate with your wireless router.
reformatting the disk / restore computer back to company settings...is only the resolution for this...
To reinstall your operating system, you must have a CD drive in your multimedia pocket.
Note: CF-51 (Mk2) and CF-51 (Mk3) can also boot to an external Panasonic USB CD drive.
When the laptop is first powered on, the Panasonic name appears in white lettering with the phrase 'Press F2 to enter Setup' directly below it. When this phrase appears on the screen, immediately press F2 on your keyboard. Put the Panasonic recovery CD in your drive and use the arrow keys to move to the boot tab. Change the order of boot so the CD drive boots first. To do this, highlight the CD drive and press F6 until CD drive is the No. 1 listing. Press F10 to save your changes, exit and follow the instructions when your CD starts running.
Go to this page and, if you haven't registered your notebook yet, do it. If you have, login to your account. Afterwards, you will be allowed to search for an WiFi driver there. If you find it, download and reinstall it. It should work, unless your hardware is faulty, of course.
Just my 2 cents...
You can download the XP drivers from the panasonic site. CF-51 got many flavors and be sure that your model numbers are at hand when you retrieve the factory installed drivers.
Delete all SigmaTel drivers from the registry hardware section. This would help reinstall the correct driver. The presence of these wrong registry values prevent successful installation of the factory drivers.
I have installed se7en, vista and XP successfully. The sound is really problematic since Dell and Gateway laptops use similar sound chips and offers drivers on the net... but they don't work at all. The Gateway driver seems to install perfectly from device manager report, but only the mic works & no sound.
What I do is install the factory provided drivers in XP compatible mode and then use windows update to download the latest SigmaTel drivers (se7en pre-beta). Windows got a more compatible driver but it can only install over the original since the chips cannot be recognized.
Select your model of CF-51 Toughbook, but you MUST be specific. There are about nine variations of the CF-51 so you must use the right drivers.
Download the hkeyapp, hkeyset, and hotkey files and unpack all files. Use the default unpack locations. If you download the files for a laptop version that is not your own, when you try to run any of these files the computer will tell you that the file is not for your model. If the files successfully unpack then you know you have the right files.
For hkeyset and hkeyapp you must run the set-up applications in the unpacked folders.
Go to Control Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager and go to Other Devices.
The Hotkeys will appear as an "Unknown Devices" so if there is more than one, right click and choose "Update Driver".
Select "Install driver from specific location" and direct it to "C:\util2\drivers\hotkey" folder.
The computer will find the file and install the driver after which point you must restart the computer.
Hope this helps. It took me a while to figure this stuff out on my own so hope it speeds up somebody else's attempt.