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My wlan switch is broken it stays off even when i flip the switch on and off

My wlan switch is **** on off. if i move it on or off it still says its off and i cant gt on the internet

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  • josh14000 May 13, 2009

    ok i pressed fn and f2 and nothing happned

  • josh14000 May 13, 2009

    ok i checked closly and there is no button like that sorry

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Most of the time you need to Press FN+F2 but it all depends on the laptop. Take a very CLOSE look at your keyboard.

If that's not the case, let me know and we'll see what we can do.

Posted on May 13, 2009

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    RescueTechLA May 13, 2009

    OK, that's what I have to do on MY laptop. Yours is probably different. Did you examine the keyboard closely?

    Take a look at this pic.

    See that icon on the F2 key in blue?

    See if you have one too. It might look a little different on your keyboard depending on the model.

    Also you might want to check the bios to see if the WLAN has been turned off. It's not likely but it's still something worth looking into.


  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA May 13, 2009

    OK, well then if that's the case then it's probably a hardware issue.

    The easiest way to get around this would be buying a pcmcia wireless card.

    I don't recommend the usb ones, but it really all depends on your preference.

    One last thing you could try is updating the bios firmware, but usually it won't help, but you could try.

    Best of luck!


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