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Wireless button


Hey donnafer463,

As no specific model was made available, here is a list of current laptop wireless button positons.

Acer Extensa 2000/2500 Series --- Far right launch button above the keyboard
Acer Travelmate C Series ---Far left hot key and then choose WLAN from menu that appears
Acer Aspire 1000 Series --Launch Keys above the keyboard
Acer Aspire 1640Z ---- Launch Keys above the keyboard
Acer Aspire 1690 ---- Launch Keys above the keyboard
Acer Aspire 2000 Series ---- Button on the front of the laptop
Acer Aspire 2012 ---- Launch Keys above the keyboard
Acer Ferrari 3000 ---- Button on the front of the laptop
Acer Ferrari 3020 ---- Button on the front of the laptop
Acer Ferrari 3400 ---- Button on the front of the laptop
Acer Ferrari 4000 ---- Button on the front of the laptop
Advent 7086 ---- Button next to the power button
Advent 7096 ---- Button next to the power button
Advent 7100 ---- Fn / F2
Advent 7104 ---- Fn / F2
Advent 7201 ---- wireless key top right and then Fn / F2
Advent 8117 ---- small slide switch on the front of laptop
Asus ---- Fn / F2 (some models may have a switch)
BenQ Joybook 5000u-d09 ---- Fn / F12
Compaq Armada Services ---- Not Wireless
Compact presario ---- Button on the back
Compact presario M2000 ---- Button above the keyboard (antenna icon on button)
Dell Inspiron series ---- Fn / F2
Dell Inspiron 500M ---- Fn / F2
Dell Inspiron 600M ---- Fn / F2
Dell Inspiron 1510 ---- Fn / F2
Dell Inspiron 5100 ---- NOT WIRELESS
Dell Inspiron 6000 ---- Fn / F2
Dell Inspiron 8600 ---- Fn / F2
Dell Inspiron 9300 ---- Fn / F2
Dell Latitude D400 ---- Fn / F2
Dell Latitude D500 ---- Fn / F2
Dell Latitude D600 ---- Fn / F2
Dell Latitude D610 ---- Fn / F2
Dell Latitude D620 ---- Fn / F2
Dell Latitude D800 ---- Fn / F2
Dell Latitude X300 ---- Fn / F2
Dell Vostro 1500 ---- big button on left side at rear no FN combo to activate
e-machines M series ---- Fn / F2
E-System 3115 ---- Slide switch on front of laptop Also has Fn / F5 function
Fujitsu Siemens Amilo A Series ---- Button above the keyboard on top right
Fujitsu Siemens Amilo D Series ---- Button above the keyboard on top right
Fujitsu Siemens Amilo K Series ---- Not Wireless
Fujitsu Siemens Amilo L/EL Series ---- Fn / F1 to turn on/off
Fujitsu Siemens Amilo La Series ---- Fn / F2 to turn on / off
Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Li Series ---- Easy launch button (one of 3) on top of keyboard
Gateway Laptop ---- Switch on side and then Fn / F2
HP nc4000 ---- Button above keyboard
HP nc4010 ---- Button above keyboard
HP nc4220 ---- Button on left next to USB port
HP nc6000 ---- Button above keyboard
HP nc6220 ---- Button above keyboard
HP nx9010 ---- Button on front
HP omnibook 6200 ---- Button on the left
IBM T43 ---- Fn / F5
IBM X32 ---- Fn / F5
Lenevo ---- button on the front
Medion ---- Fn / F1
Packard Bell EasyNote E2 ---- Fn / F1
packard bell: easy-note MV46/008 ---- Fn / F1 to turn on/off
packard bell MZ36-U024 ---- Fn / F2 to activate
Sharp Laptops ---- Fn / F2 to activate
Sony Viao ----- Button on the front or right hand side or slide switch
Sony VAIO VGN-AX570G ---- Front left button
Targa Companion 811 ---- Fn / F2
Toshiba Eqium Series ---- Slide switch on front of laptop
Toshiba Libretto Series ---- Slide switch on Left hand side
Toshiba M1 ---- Switch on left towards front
Toshiba M2 ---- Switch on left towards front
Toshiba Portege Series ---- Slide switch on the left hand side
Toshiba Qosmio Series ---- Slide switch on the left hand side
Toshiba Quantium Series ---- Slide switch on the left hand side
Toshiba R100 ---- Switch on right hand side
Toshiba Satego Series ----- Slide Switch on the right hand side
Toshiba Satelitte ---- On the Front under lip then Fn / F8
Toshiba Satellite Pro ---- On the Side or front
Toshiba Tecra 2100 ---- Switch on left
Toshiba TE2000 ---- Switch on left


Good Luck

Jul 29, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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How to turn on Wireless Switch on your Laptop or Notebook PC


How to turn on the wireless switch on the laptop or notebook

If you have issues in finding the wireless switch on the laptop to turn the wireless on you can refer the below list
1. Dell D600 & D610-Key Board-Fn+F2
2. HP NC4000 & NC4010-Button-Above Keyboard
3. HP NC4220-Button Left Side of Laptop Near USB Port
4. HP NC6000 & NC6220-Button above Keyboard
5. HP NX9010-Button in front side of laptop
6. HP Omni book 6200 Button on Left side of laptop
7. IBM T43 & X32 Keyboard combination Fn + F5 then Click "Turn On"
8. Toshiba M1 & M2 Switch Left side of laptop towards
front
9. Toshiba R100 Switch on the Right side of laptop
10. Toshiba TE2000 Switch on the left side of laptop by Volume ctrl
11. Toshiba Tecra 2100 Switch Left side of laptop by Volume ctrl


12. Sony Vaio - switch on front left
13. Dell - FN,F2 or FN,F8 or FN,F12
14. Acer - FN,F5
15. IBM / LENOVO
IBM General - Some models have the wireless slide button on the side of the laptop.
IBM DV series - use the antenna-like button found on the upper section of your keyboard.
IBM R40 - Use the FN+F5 key-combo.
IBM ThinkPad (General) - Most have software switch or button on Left hand side.
Lenovo T-61 - Slide button on the front of the laptop
16. MEDION
General - Fn+F1 or Fn+F2
17. MSI
General - Antenna-like button close to the power switch
U100 - Fn+F11
18. PACKARD BELL
Easy note B3600 use the Fn+F1
Easy Note E2/MV46/008 - Fn+F1
Easy note W7730, Antenna-like wireless button on the side of the laptop.
MZ36-U024 - Fn+F2
19. PHILIPS
General - Fn+F2 key combo
X54 - Antenna-like button close to the power switch.
20. SAMSUNG
General - Blue button found in the middle section of the keyboard

on Dec 03, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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How to turn on wireless in emachines 250 netbook


@jdavis11007

Try to do the following:

1. Look for the physical wireless switch in front of the computer and turn it ON (usually a knob or a slide switch)
2. Try to press Fn+Wireless Key (can be from F1-F12 - try the combinations Fn+F2 or Fn+F8 or Fn+F5)

Good luck.

Sep 04, 2011 | Acer eMachines eM2501162 Netbook

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Wireless capability Switch is off on dell vostro 1400.Is there another way to turn on switch.


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).

Jun 30, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Unable to find wireless switch on Advent laptop. There is a key combination like Fn + F10 but I cannot remember which.can you tell me?


Hi Friend,

Please find the key combination (for wireless/switch) for different Advent laptop models:

Advent 7096 ---- Button next to the power button
Advent 7100 ---- Fn / F2
Advent 7104 ---- Fn / F2
Advent 7201 ---- wireless key top right and then Fn / F2
Advent 8117 ---- small slide switch on the front of laptop


I hope this will resolve the issue.

Regards
Chiranjeet

May 20, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Acer 4720,when switched on wifi button,the light for wifi is flash and the funcion is worked.But switched off wifi button,the light is still on.How can i switch off the light?


For Windows Based Computers

If the drivers for the wireless adapter contain a setting to toggle wireless radio, it can be located using the

following path: Start > Settings > Control Panel > Right click Wireless Network Connection Icon > Properties >

Configure > Advanced tab

Here you will find a textbox with a list of selectable properties that are populated by the device driver. Once you

select a property there will be a value field with a dropdown box containing configuration options that apply to that

specific property. The name of the wireless radio property may vary because the listed properties are dependent on

each specific device driver. It should be fairly intuitive to determine the correct property if you simply have the user

read all the listed properties to you.

Many laptop manufacturers will place a physical switch on the outside casing of the laptop, so that the user can

easily toggle wireless radio. Sometimes these switches get accidentally turned off, or intentionally turned off and the

end user forgets to switch it back. The best practice in these situations is to ask the user to look for a physical switch

on the case of the laptop, possibly with a symbol of a radio tower next to it. After turning the wireless switch on, the

user will probably need to refresh their network list.

Laptops built by certain manufacturers may have a specific keystroke set up to toggle wireless radio.

Below are some examples of wireless radio software and hardware toggles that we have been able to

document:

Acer (General) - FN,F5

ASUS (General) -The F5R has a toggle switch to turn on and off the WIFI; it is located on the left side of the

notebook

Dell (General) - FN,F2 or FN,F8 or FN,F12
Dell d630 (D6xx?) latitude: toggle switch on the left side towards the front by the PCMCIA slots and headphone

jack

E-machine (General) - FN,F2

Fujitsu (General) - FN,F10

HP/Compaq (General Older models) - Button on upper left on keyboard deck
HP/Compaq (General Newer models) - Button on lower left below keyboard

IBM thinkpad (General) - Most have software switch or button on left hand side.
IBM thinkpad (model not further identified) with wireless switch on front edge of case.

Sony Vaio (General) - switch on front left

Toshiba (General) - FN,F5 or FN,F8 or switch
Toshiba Satelite has a physycal switch on front of case. FN+F8 shows wether wireless communications is

enabled or disabled.

For MAC/Apple Based Computers

MAC OS X 10.4.x (Tiger & Earlier)
Open MAc Hard Drive > Applications > Utilities folder > Set the Configure pull-down to Airport.
Make sure the "Airport Power:" says On. (This is the status or your Mac's Airport card.)
If not, click "Turn Airport On" button.

MAC OS X 10.5.x (Leopard)
Click on the: Apple Icon > System Preferences > Network > Airport > Airport Power - On/Off

Jan 20, 2010 | Acer Aspire 4720 Notebook

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How to turn on hardware switch to enable wireless


hold down the fn key and look for the )))) key
if this does not work
are you sure there is a wireless card in the unit, these are also cheap on ebay

Jul 23, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Wireless radio adapter


if ur sure that that it is the fn and f2 that u have to press simultaneously to turn on wireless capabilty. Make sure u press it long enough
Right click on wireless network connection item in ur system bar and goto view available wireless connection and check what message is displayed there
If it still says that " No wireless network were found , make sure wireless switch is on "
Contact COMPAQ


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If ur not sure whether it FN F2 , then try to FN & F5 or FN & F2

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