Gateway M-6873H laptop.to turn on the wireless build in connection,you hold the (FN) key then press F2 then a blue light will come on by the mouse pad.The (FN) botton does work with other function you need.Though for some reason F2 and F6 is not working.(FN) F6 is for bluetooth.
Could some one help me in this area.
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There is not wireless switch on this model. To turn on your wireless you will need to hold down FN + F2. If this does not turn on your wireless its most probably disabled in the Bios. To enable it, press the F2 key at the Dell Logo on startup, move down to wireless, press enter and move to wireless control, make sure its set to Fn+F2/App, then move down to wireless devices and make sure it set to on. Press Esc, and save changes and exit.
There are three ways to toggle the wireless switch on/off, 1st, Fn + wireless button (F2 or F5), 2nd, the wireless switch on the side of the laptop, 3rd, it can be enabled or disabled under BIOS setup (Tap F2 when turned on the laptop).
Hi. Here is a diagram of your laptop. It looks like your wireless switch is turned on by hitting a combination of two keyboard buttons. The Fn key and the F2 key. Locate the Fn (function) key, and locate the F2 key. Then press the Fn key and hold it down. Then press the F2 key and it should cycle back to on. If that does not work. Click on start, my computer, on the left, my network places, view network connections. Double click on your wireless connection, and it should enable it if it is disabled. Thanks for using Fixya!
Your notebook does not have a physical wireless switch. However, holding down the fn key (lower left of keyboard) and pressing the F2 key will turn your wireless on and off. Below is the link to your online Manual.
Here is a link to the gateway documentation. There is a notebook reference guide explaining the operation of the computer. One section talks about the network radio and how to turn it on and off by using the Fn and F2 keys. You should see a light go on and off as you repeatedly press those two keys (hold fn down and then press F2). That may solve your problem. If not there are several manuals on that page which should help you out.
Look on the Function keys on the keyboard (the F1 through F12 keys) Do you see a wireless icon on one of the keys? If you do, then look for a Function (Fn) key on the keyboard. Press and hold Fn, while holding Fn, press the funtion key with the wireless icon (example: the wireless icon is on the F2 key; press and hold the Fn key, while holding the Fn key, press F2, release both keys).
the key combo is F2 + Fn key (the fn key is located on the bottom row all the to the left) a little blue light lights up that looks like this ((o)) that lets you know it's on. press the combo again to turn of wifi communications.