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Vaio wireless lan not working, but Ethernet cable works,

All, The WLAN worked fine , now it won't connect, not sure what happended, can you guys point me to what I should check ?. The LAN cable works ok

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  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2008

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  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2008

    I hav e thesame oprblwm

  • Anonymous May 09, 2008

    My VAIO says it connects and I get an indication saying that I am connected and have a strong signal...but I can't access Interneet, skype etc.. I access internet perfectly with lan cable to my router (d-link di 624)

    thanks if anyone can help.

  • magiting May 17, 2008

    im connected with my WLAN outside my room and can install anything but when I use my LAN I could only access my internet but I could not download or upload anything to the net....what is the problem? Im using Asus F5V intel core 2 duo, 2GB ram, OS-vista ultimate...im using radeon x2300

  • Anonymous Jun 18, 2008

    my wireless lan does not trun on.

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    I also have the same problem. The wireless lan switch is on, but the connection doesn't work and the computer says that the switch is not on. The light doesn't work either.

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2009

    same!

  • lindsayAsh May 16, 2009

    On my VGN-NR21J running Vista, the wireless switch doesnt seem to do anything at all. I can turn it on/off and vista always says the wireless is turned off...

    Anyone know why this is?

  • MYRTIS DIGHTMAN Oct 06, 2012

    CAN NOT CONNECT TO WIRELESS ITS LIKE THE POWER SWITCH IS ON BUT WILL NOT

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Most of the times in your right lower corner there is an icon that looks like two arrows pointing diffrent dirrection....the name of this one is vaio smart utility..let enabled the wlan box and then try to connect it

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

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The above solutions may work for some, but my fix was MUCH easier!!
I had this problem this week of no wireless networks being detected after having a Vaio VGN-C series for over three years now. I never had this problem before, but my toddler hit some keys on the computer one day and the next day my wireless internet wouldn't detect anything. There are several different posts online on how to fix it, including redownloading drivers, or simply turning the switch on on the front or side of your computer.

The real answer is [B][U]MUCH EASIER[/U][/B]! For some reason, Vaio put this link in the quick launch bar on the bottom right of your screen (You know all those anoying little things that you never use!?! :confused:). Just click on the green box that has LAN in small print and check the box for wireless internet and you are good to go. There was no need to restart the computer or anything. I looked forever trying to find a solution to this and it is a simple fix. I hope this helps someone else out there who got as frustrated as me about this weird feature. :D
Here is a screen shot of what it looks like on my Vaio VGN-C190G:
[IMG]http://i40.tinypic.com/2pyqkp4.jpg[/IMG]

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Solution #1 said to look for two arrows pointing different ways. I couldn't find this on my Sony Vaio VGN-C190G, but instead a little icon in the bottome right that is a small green square and in very very small writing on the bottom of the square it says LAN. When I double clicked on it, it opened up a small menu with 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wireless LAN as options. I had 5 checked, and switched it to 2.4GHZ Wireless LAN and BINGO...it worked! This has been bugging me forever. My switch was on, and my drivers were all updated...but it still wouldn't work. All is back to new now!!

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Aug 18, 2008- have solution to my problem finally i hade to disable wireless swithch setting utility on my vaio there was some sort of conflict. this can be done by start-all programs-acessorys-system tools-task sedualar. scroll down to wuss and stop it then disable it by double clicking and reboot. ~where the hell is wuss?! O.O

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Windows will not detect any wireless network connections.they are displaying their ssid and other laptops can detect them in the house.i can connect throuch enternet cable .i have installed several differnt driver versions for the mini pci card and device is working properly in device manager.the green wlan light comes on when i boot the laptop along with the bluetooth light however as soon as vista fully loads the light wlan light goes off but the bluetooth light stays on.it says radio is disabled for the device when i cick enable it says radio still disabled slide switch to on however it is already on.i have WLAN AutoConfig set to automatic and is started. the device is working i have booted up a version of lynux from cd and can detect networks and connect to them but vista wont even detect them. also i cannot open wireless switch settings in vaio control center when i click it nothing happens but other icons do open. have went into windows mobility center wlan connection is there but the option to enable it is greyed out.i have also run a full anti virus check with northon.

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  • Mike Mullet Aug 18, 2008

    have solution to my problem finally i hade to disable wireless swithch setting utility on my vaio there was some sort of conflict. this can be done by start-all programs-acessorys-system tools-task sedualar. scroll down to wuss and stop it then disable it by double clicking and reboot.

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I tried all suggestion above.
- Change the LAN greenbox in task bar to 2.4G --

Posted on Aug 31, 2010

"if I turn on the laptop with the wireless switch in the off position, then turn it on after Windows (XP Pro) has finished booting, then wireless works fine (connects, etc)..."

http://forum.notebookreview.com/archive/index.php/t-76522.html

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

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"...if I turn on the laptop with the wireless switch in the off position,then turn it on after Windows (XP Pro) has finished booting, thenwireless works fine (connects, etc)..."

worked for me!!

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

I have the same problem. My wireless lan switch is on, but the computer is saying that i need to turn it on. The light is also not flashing.

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1. Drain battery completely
2. Connect to A/C power source
3. Boot up, log on and left click on internet connection in system tray
4. Select diagnose and repair
5. Follow directions that appear.

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