Question about IBM ThinkPad R52 Notebook
I am struggling to find a way to turn the wireless network on for R52. I am using Windows XP. I have installed all the necessary drivers (Power manager + On Screen Display + Wireless nw drivers) and still when I press FN+F5 I only get Bluetooth enabled/disabled.
I am frustrated, could you please help me?
Eleni - Greece
Dear Eleni -Greece,
Please reveive your device manager for any hardware not functioning.
if all the things are fine check you have any hardware switch for wireless on laptop. make sure its turned on.
now go to control panel. network settings if wireless is disabled enable it.
now check the network. hope it will solve your problem
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If your computer has a wireless network adapter, Windows will automatically detect wireless networks in range of your computer. You can see a list of wireless networks that Windows has detected in Connect to a Network.
Open Connect to a Network by clicking the network icon ( or ) in the notification area.
If Windows doesn't detect a network that you think is in range of your computer, it could be because of one of the following reasons:
The wireless switch on your computer is turned off.
Many laptops have a wireless switch on the front or side of the computer. If your computer has a switch, make sure it's turned on. Some computers also use a function key combination to turn the switch on or off. Check the information that came with your computer for details on locating the wireless switch.
Your computer is too far from the wireless router or access point.
Move your computer closer to the router or access point. If the computer is portable, try moving it around to determine the range of the wireless signal and the best place to use the computer.
If you can't get closer to the router or access point, consider buying and installing an external antenna for your wireless network adapter. Many wireless network adapters are set up so that you can attach an external antenna to them, which provides better reception than a built-in antenna. Check the information that came with your wireless network adapter to see if you can install an additional antenna.
The wireless router or access point is turned off or isn't working properly.
There are two things to try:
Make sure the router or access point is turned on and that the wireless signal light is illuminated.
Reset the router or access point by unplugging it, waiting at least 10 seconds, and then plugging it back in.
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