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Wireless button dose not turn on

The wireless function is not working. The switch is in the on position but the green light is out.

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  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2008

    the same problem

  • Anonymous May 19, 2008

    my wireless button is in the on position but won't work. When i diagnosis connections problem...it says to turn on the wireless button.

  • jamisonkoran Jul 09, 2008

    i have the same issue, wireless function just stopped working, switch is on, no green light, no network

  • amysaysily Jul 18, 2008

    my wireless button does not turn on. its not showing light. i dont know what to do! please help meeeee thanks

  • Anonymous Jul 22, 2008

    the same problem

  • shawn411 Aug 28, 2008

    sAME PROBLEM tHIS IS THE MOST AGGEVATED I HAVE EVER BEEN WITH AN INFERNO MACHINE. SONY LOSING ITS TOUCH?

  • sjaakzwart75 Dec 13, 2008

    wireless is not working. swith is on. whre can i find more information to solve the problem?

  • dkinney Dec 14, 2008

    My Sony laptop does the same thing. I go in and turn the network back on as directed and when I reboot it drops the newwork again. Driver shows up, network adapter is there and updated, but will not connect. I have even gone as far as to uninstall and reinstall the network card.

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    I have the same problem...is there a function key action that can turn it on and off that is not indicated on the keyboard? I have another laptop that has both switches, keyboard and slide switch.

  • fady904 Jan 30, 2009

    Same problem here, when i play with button "move left & right" at some point it will light back on but all of a sudden back off again. I think this is hardware issue.

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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. :)

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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.
http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&externalId=C1000102

If issue persists, install the VAIO Smart Network Update from the below link.
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-download.pl?mdl=VGNNR220E&upd_id=4208&os_id=28

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:
http://support.vaio.sony.co.uk/downloads/info/info.asp?site=voe_en_GB_cons&url=V AIO/Updates/EP0000144796.exe&ip=EP0000144796.htm

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

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I have exactly the same problem as well.

Posted on Jul 12, 2008

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