Question about Modems
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!
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.
Posted on Aug 29, 2007
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'
Posted on Mar 28, 2009
Turning the radio button on, on my stone mr502 laptop
Posted on Feb 16, 2010
Very important--you have to hold down the "function" key first, then hit the F2 button.
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
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!
Posted on Mar 10, 2008
Dylan thanks you saved me lots of headaches.
Posted on Oct 14, 2007
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!
PS My niece's laptop is a Gateway MX6214.
Posted on Oct 13, 2007
It works thank you
Posted on Nov 17, 2007
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.
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
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