Question about ASUS Z83V Notebook
So, my wireless / bluetooth console is still there, and when I flick the switch on the side of the computer to 'on', the little window comes up saying wireless 'on'. Same goes for the F2 key, or by selecting the console throught the task bar etc. Basically, the computer tells me that the wireless console is on and applied, and good to go. The only thing is, there's no wireless network in Network Connections. Nothing. No option to search for availble wireless networks, no subtitle in the window for WAN or WLAN. It's like the whole wireless internet thing has been erased from the computer. I can get online no problem with a hardline (obviously, otherwise I wouldn't be writing this...), but the wireless thing just seems to have got bored and gone away. Do I need to actually re-install something - what? Or is it an internal thing that I can reconnect or rediscover? It's befuddling, to say the least. Has anybody had this problem, or does anyone have any ideas? I'd really love a speedy solution on this one, as I'm going travelling pretty soon, and having to be tied to hardlines only is going to be a real pain in the ass... Same thing's happened on my friend's laptop (not an ASUS), and all we get are confused looks from people when we ask. Someone - help...!
If this has happened since new, as it did to two of my clients, the problem stemed from the fact that the wireless adapter was not enabled in the bios, the notebooks had to be returned, as their technical team could not get the bios to see the adapter. When you boot up your laptop press F2 or DEl depending on the instruction at boot up to enter the bios setup screen. You will need to look in all the menus normally the advanced menu under and peripherals, look to see if the wireless adapter is not greyed out, if so you will need a bios upgrade from asus, but if it's not greyed out select enable, save settings and exit for a restart. Also you may need to go to my computer, right click>properties>hardware tab>device manager and look down the list for any yellow exclamation marks saying unknown device, if this is the case you will need the driver for your wireless adapter. If you see a line saying network adapter, click the '+' sign and see if your adapter is listed, but has a red cross on it if so right click and select install.
Posted on Jun 14, 2007
Turn on notebook, go to boot menu (F2), go to advanced settings, go to Onboard Devices Configuration, make sure that the WLAN is enabled. Voila fixed!
Posted on Jan 22, 2010
Ok I think ive solved this, I had the same problem ages ago and then again just. when you boot up press F12 to select boot up device and select HDD (sounds obvious but...) you should get the screen you get if your laptop crashes or something where it says start windows normally or start windows repair (or safely... i wasn't really reading it) it will check for errors for a couple of min then restart itself.
When it restarted i could see the wireless device and the little orange light was back on (yay) but still not working when i disconnected the hardline. If you right click and diagnose and repair it will say turn on wireless ability click that and poof it was working again :)
I'm on a Toshiba Satalite something or another and I know its not HP or Compaq but after looking around it seems there are plenty of people getting this problem and end up sending their laptops off for repair, so hope this helps :)
Posted on Apr 09, 2009
I had the same problem on my new asus and eventually i got it running again. make sure you still have the driver disk that came with your laptop and see if installing some things works. i actually got it working another way after that but i have forgotten the process (it happens when you press Fn + F2 before your OS has started and the computer thinks it doesn't exist) dont worry, just take it to an electronics shop and ask for some help they will get it up again.
Posted on Jan 17, 2009
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