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DO I have wireless?

I have a sony Vaio PCG-K315M and a wireless router. NO wireless shows in my network connections (I am using the ethernet cable) but in accessories - communications I have activated wireless network set-up wizard & it now shows the network I created & called chris, complete with network key. Do I need to buy a wireless adaptor?

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Re: DO I have wireless?

Hi, im sure the PCG-K315M dont have a built in wireless card, You can buy a Usb wireless card for about 20-30 pounds from any shop. If your laptop did have wireless onboard there should be a switch on one of the sides of the laptop,

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Unable to connect my vaio to the internet, help

Lets start from the basic troubleshooting steps.
Things to confirm:
1. Confirm that the Ethernet cable inserted properly to the Ethernet port of the Computer.
2. If it is using Wireless network, confirm that Physical Wireless Switch is turned ON and the LED is glowing.
3. Confirm that the Wireless is turned ON in Smart Wi Utility.
If you confirm all the above, go for the further steps:
Uninstalling and reinstalling the driver could resolve this issue.
1. you can find the Ethernet driver here
2. Also find the Wireless LAN driver here
3. There is an update available for the Wireless Adapter Manager here

Sep 19, 2010 | Sony VAIO PCG-K35 Notebook

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Ethernet Connection Not Working

There are many......many ways that an Ethernet network could be configured as far as Internet connectivity. However, there are a couple of layouts that are extremely common -- probably used by something like 91% of home and SMBs. I'm going to assume your using one of these more common setups but unless there's more detail that you provide (home? business? high speed cable? DSL? windows who? Linksys router? D-Link router? Netgear router? No router? Hamster running inside wheel? etc.).... um, this answer will be a tad generic. But luckily generic stuff usually works.

Although my expertise and experience is with the Vaio, these troubleshooting steps apply to any PC running late Windows XP. I'm also assuming that your method of connecting to the Internet goes something like this: Ethernet cable from your laptop connects to a switch/router (doesn't matter if its standalone or integrated into a router, as long as the connection gets to the router that is plugged into your broadband service) --- router connected to a cable/DSL modem (some DSL providers sell a combo router/modem unit... might be made by 2Wire, for example) --- modem interfaces your internal gig with the Internet... happiness occurs as long as nothing breaks.

1. Start > Connect To > Show all connections

2. Unless you renamed it, your ethernet network card that's built-in to the Vaio will be represented by the icon entitled "Local Area Connection" -- and it sounds like you already know this. I apologize in advance if I go over or under your head.

3. Left-click "Local Area Connection" and then in the left sidebar of that window (where you see Network Tasks, Other Places, yada yada...), collapse all of the categories except for Details, that way it's right there and you don't have to scroll to get to it. What does it say?

A) If it says "Disabled" then go over and right-click Local Area Connection > Enable. Or if you don't even see the "Local Area Connection" icon then your card isn't being recognized and you can just read on because I explain how to download the driver (even though that is a generic first-step solution).

B) If it says "Network Cable Unplugged" then try another cable, check connections everywhere (does the light on your router/switch light up for the ethernet port you plugged into?). If all looks good then the last generic thing you can do besides replacing hardware is go visit this little linkeroo:,24,26,66,9,70,5,72
...and plug in your model of Vaio. Look on lower left corner of display panel, DON'T use the "model number" listed on the bottom panel... or else the computer may display a very large and disturbingly lifelike image of a middle-finger!.... ok kidding there... it won't be the middle finger per say.
...............Now download the drivers for the network card/controller by clicking the + symbol next to the category and then hit the green arrow -- and choosing RUN when prompted is totally and completely acceptable, and even highly recommended.

C) If it says "Connected" and shows an IP address that begins with something other than, then you may be reaching the router and I'd check your Internet connection. Call your ISP? Check router config... Maybe feed the hamster if he's hungry so he can keep spinning that wheel? These are all valid suggestions.

4. Try this: Right-click "Local Area Connection" and select REPAIR. This will release the IP address, disable the network card, flush DNS, restart the network card, re-register DNS, and ask the DHCP server (probably the router) for a new IP address, which is basically the computer's phone number.

5. Any third part software installed for security purposes? Like Norton Security or some other firewall software? If yes, get rid of it... see what happens.

6. And step 6 would be to start drinking... or provide more detail. Obviously you got on the Internet somehow or else you wouldn't have posted the question so go use that connection and check out the very user-friendly and sophisticated Sony support site -- again, the link to Vaio support is,24,26,66,9,70,5,72

Jun 24, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGN-CR220E/P Notebook

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Wireless issues

Try using WEP key encryption comparitively it is more stable

Nov 28, 2009 | Sony VAIO PCG-K35 Notebook

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I have a sony vaio PCG-7141L with WI-FI but I can't connect to internet due to a secure network password, what can I do?

Firstly, are you trying to use your wireless internet or someone elses?

Because if it's someone elses, thats exactly why they've put the password on so that other people can't use their connection.

However, if it's your wireless network you're trying to connect to, then it would be worth using your wireless cd software to change your password to something you know or to take it off completely (not reccomended as others can use your connection). You can put the cd in your own laptop and change the password.

Hope this helpe =]

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Sony Vaio laptop unable to detect wireless access point

CompuLayne: Hello bluebells953

Netgear is quite tricky as is with all other routers, but I don't think the router is your problem. Try to do the following.

1) Turn off Vaio laptop
2) unplug router
3) unplug modem
4) plug back in modem - wait for it to boot up
5) plug back in router - wait for it to boot up
6) turn back on the Vaio - log in and see if it sees the SID. If it isn't broadcasting, you might have to enter it in manually and select connect to non broadcasting network : "We Fix Computers in 48Hrs! : We Are That Easy"

Feb 28, 2009 | Sony PC Laptops

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Ethernet drivers for sony vgn-fs115m

Hey MIDO Try This Tool

VAIO Launcher 1.4.11 Update Program

This program will update VAIO Launcher pre-installed on the VAIO model listed below.

VGN-FS115M -- ( Thats Ur MODEL)

This update resolves the problem of registered applications not launching from the VAIO Launcher toolbar.
Note: This program requires VAIO Zone 1.2.05 or later. If your VAIO model comes with VAIO Zone 1.2.02, you must first update VAIO Zone before running this program.
Download and installation
1. Download the file SOAVZN-01028300-UN.exe and save it to a download directory
2. Close all running applications
3. Go to the download directory and double-click SOAVZN-01028300-UN.exe
4. The InstallShield wizard starts
5. Click Next and wait while setup is installing the new software
6. Click Finish when the installation is complete


Apr 15, 2008 | Sony VAIO FR130 Notebook

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Xbox live on this laptop

I assume you have a crossover ethernet cable.
put the my network places on your desktop.
right click on desktop/properties/desktop/customize desktop/tic
then on the network places icon on desktop right click/properties
right click on wireless and bridge devices
they are now sharing the same ip
be sure and remove /delete bridge when not sharing as the ip will stick forever likely.
that should do it if you need more info /open my computer and hit help and search for internet connection sharing as the firewall may need to be configured.

Jan 30, 2008 | Sony VAIO PCG-K35 Notebook

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Xbox 360 with this ethernet port?

It is possible to do that, but u have to configure ur ethernet port to allow a pc to access the internet thru it. it's simple.

control panel-network-create a new network and follow the prompts..

Good Luck

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Cannot connect the wireless,. only cable

pls go to control pannel u will see wireless icon double click on it, follow the instructions, use it, it will help u to setup wireless network

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