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802.11g Network Adapter Radio Control Switch

I'm trying to connect to the internet on my laptop. It's a Gateway 7415GX and it's supposed to have a 802.11g network adapter in it. I've done everything I can to set up a wireless network but I get the message "Te radio on your 802.11 network adapter is still disabled. Use the hardware radio control switch to enable it" We have a 2Wire wireless modem through SBC. Our other laptop works just fine with it. If I plug the Gateway in with the cord, it has internet access. This is driving me insane! I've looked all over and I can't find any switch anywhere on the computer! The only switch on the bottom releases the battery!

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  • Cateline Aug 29, 2007

    The nervous twitching is slowing down now! Thank you! Good grief they should make that a little clearer!

  • SHELBEL Nov 09, 2007

    MY WIRELESS RADIO ADAPTER IS OFF..HOW DO I TURN IT ON?

  • antonamerica Nov 17, 2007

    Exactly the same problem, just laptop is Acer Aspire 3000.

  • kwheelz Nov 17, 2007

    i can not connect via wireless on my laptop it says turn on the hardware radio control switch??

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2007

    I have the same problem

  • saveme Dec 04, 2007

    can't find my hardwere radio conrol swich i cant enable it untill i find it

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2008

    radio switch is disabled

  • kaz1888 May 09, 2008

    I have the exact same problem, when I try to connect to the internet using my wireless connection my broadcom 802.11 utility keeps saying the radio swotch is still disabled please use the hardware radio control switch to enable - I have searched the whole computer and cannot find any reference to a control switch

  • dippy42 Jun 03, 2008

    Im having the same problem!!!! but i do the Fn + F2 thing and then i go to repair and the system freezes! any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Jun 16, 2008

    same exact problem

  • Anonymous Sep 12, 2008

    SAME

  • sistavaljohn Dec 04, 2008

    I have the sameact problem how do I resolve this

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    I'm trying to connect to the internet on my laptop. It's a Gateway 7415GX and it's supposed to have a 802.11g network adapter in it. I've done everything I can to set up a wireless network but I get the message "Te radio on your 802.11 network adapter is still disabled. Use the hardware radio control switch to enable it"
    We have a 2Wire wireless modem through SBC. Our other laptop works just fine with it. If I plug the Gateway in with the cord, it has internet access. This is driving me insane!
    I've looked all over and I can't find any switch anywhere on the computer! The only switch on the bottom releases the battery!

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    I have a gateway with the radio contol switch problem also, how do I fix this problem. my computer was working great until yesterday.

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    thanks man

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It's not a physical switch, and they really should put more thought into the error messages they write. To "flip" the "switch" you hold down your function key and hit F2 (you'll notice a little symbol on the F2 button - that's the "radio switch"). After that, just right click on your wireless connection and choose repair.

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Excellent is wasnt the F2 on mine, but another top line key, this gave me an enormous clue.....also the 'not looking for a physical switch'

Brilliant......Many thanks

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Turning the radio button on, on my stone mr502 laptop

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Very important--you have to hold down the "function" key first, then hit the F2 button.

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Posted on Jan 09, 2010

Hit Fn + F2 3 times.

I had the same problem with my Broadcom card. This enabled the radio.

Posted on Jun 19, 2008

Which key is the function key you refer to?? I have an Acer Aspire 5000 laptop

Posted on May 13, 2008

Thanks Dylan....

I had the same problem.... did a "google"... found this entry and tried the fix. Worked for me also on the Acer Aspire 3000.

Have a wonderful day........thanks a bunch!

Debbi

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

Dylan thanks you saved me lots of headaches.

   Dennis

Posted on Oct 14, 2007

Dylan,

You rock!  Your additional detail on "right click on your wireless connection and choose repair" gave me a tip on right-clicking on the inverted V like icon in the lower-left corner of Windows and choosing  Connect To then Wireless Network.  Problem resolved.  Woohoo!

Thanks a million!
Tien

PS My niece's laptop is a Gateway MX6214.

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It works thank you

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SOURCE: 802.11g Network Adapter Radio Control Switch

Try FN+F2 to toggle the wireless radio on / off. Also check to make sure that driver has the radio enabled. (right click on the network adpter select properties. Click on the advanced tab. verify that radio on/off is set to on.

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