Question about Sony VAIO VGN-NR220E/S Notebook PC
The wireless function is not working. The switch is in the on position but the green light is out.
I think i got it! i had the same problem a few days ago. go to the network and sharing center in vista. then on the left pane, click on the "manage network connections" link. at the bottom should be your wireless connection. right click on it and at the top of the little menu it should say enable. and viola vaio, your little green wlan light should come on and it should connect to your wifi network. :)
Posted on Jul 31, 2008
Perfom the steps mentioned in the below link page. Also click on the blue color sub links provided on the page to view full steps.
If issue persists, install the VAIO Smart Network Update from the below link.
Posted on Jul 12, 2011
SONY Support provided me with this solution, which worked:
Could you make sure that the WLAN has been enabled in Vaio Smart Network?
To do this:
1. click on Start
2. type "Control" in Start Search bar
3. click on Vaio Control Center
4. in Categories expand Network Connections
5. double click on Vaio Smart Network
6. additional icon (two arrows) should appear in the Taskbar (next to the clock)
7. double click on the icon and double click on the box next to WLAN
8. should go green
9. test the connection afterwards
Additionally, please make sure that the following update has been applied:
Posted on Sep 10, 2008
Ditto, this is frustrating, any solutions y'all? I need to connect to the internet and do an important paper for college...ahhhhhh!!
Posted on Jul 28, 2008
I have exactly the same problem as well.
Posted on Jul 12, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Push this button to activate or deactivate the Wireless LAN. When you activate the wireless LAN function, it will search for a wireless LAN signal automatically (assuming you have the wireless LAN driver installed). Just below the screen on the right side is the Status LED Panel, which show six icons, each with its own LED. The first one on the left indicates Wireless LAN status. When the LED is displaying a green light, it indicates that the system is accessing data from, or retrieving data by wireless LAN. So whenever you press the Easy button, you should see the green status light come on or go off. To repeat, if the light is not on, you need to press the Wireless LAN 'Easy Button'. NOTE! If you can't get the button to come on, you will need to re-install the Wireless LAN driver.
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Maybe you don't have your wireless turned on. Look on
both sides and in front for the Wireless Switch and turn it on.
Also once the wireless switch is turned on there are keystrokes that can toggle the wireless on or off. Normally you would Press and Hold the FN function key located at the lower left of the keyboard, then hit the correct F1 thru F12 key that toggles the wireless. The correct F1 thru F12 key to hit will have the wireless signal icon )))) on it. Or it might have the icon of a tower with the wireless signal icon )))). Normally the screen will display Wireless On or Wireless Off when you toggle the wireless.
Some laptops might have a wireless button instead of a wireless switch located above the keyboard or on the front or sides.
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