Question about IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook
My wireless does not function . before i used to press the FN button and the wireless symbol button on my keyboard. i also used to use the FN button plus volume symbols on keyboard to control volume.i was clearing unused programs from the remove programs section and must have erased something 'cos these functions and the wireless accessability ceased to function.i do not know what though and how to re obtain the functions back.....can you help plese ?
I had the same issue with my Notebook U52 model I was connected through my wireless modem one second and offline the next. I called my network provider, ran through all the steps and it wasn't my modem. I called the idiots at the service dept. for Asus and they told me I would have to pay for their help. F.U I've had the computer for alittle over a month and they're gonna charge me to help? So we plugged in directly and used it like that for a few days, then as my wife was passing it to me "BANG" the FN F2 icon popped on the screen and I could connect thru wifi. So to make a long story short, I was getting up from the couch and kinda glanced at the LEFT SIDE of the laptop (keyboard part, caplock key distance under what looks like a simcard slot) there is a little wireless emblem that I can't believe I didn't see and a REALLY REALLY SENSITIVE ON/OFF SWITCH. Hope that helps... Heres a quick pic of the little S.O.B.... I feel like a complete IDIOT, and I can't believe for the amount of money we spent on this thing that the Customer Service Rep for Asus was going to charge me to help me.. This will be the last ASuS I buy and I will not recommend them to my friends or colleagues..
Posted on Dec 31, 2010
I had the same problem with my Asus laptop. By pressing the Fn and f2 the same time did not solved my problem. It does nothing at all. This what I did and solve my problem. On the lower right corner point your cursor to the task bar and look for a logo look like an "I". It should say wireless console 3. Double click it and you will see it on you screen. Just go ahead and click it and there it will turn your WIFI on. Good Luck hope this help.
Posted on Sep 29, 2010
Everyone mentioned everything except one thing. One problem might be the wireless connection is not even enabled. Check the (for my model it was the right)side of your asus laptop it should be near the disc drive to the side it should have the wireless connection symbol near it as well. Turn the knob so the wireless connection can be enabled. If the knob isn't set right, it doesn't matter how many times you use the function keys to turn the wireless connection on, it won't work. All this information should be in a manual of sorts that comes with the laptop.
Posted on Jan 11, 2010
I used the driver and utility disc that came with my G72GX laptop , when the screen pops up you should see 3 boxes to check , I didnt check the microtrend security , once hte other two boxes are checked go to bottom right and select start , let it download , once download is complete youu should be prompted to restart your pc . when it starts back up there is a new icon on your desktop called Asus Net4Switch , I opened it and the security box opened and I selected yes , Now I get the gold ring around the tower icon when i turn my wireless switch on and get wireless connections to choose from . Hope this helps anyone who has been searching for a possible solution .
Posted on Jun 25, 2010
I may have a solution to your problem.
I have an ASUS U50F laptop and it worked fine for 2 months. This morning it could not find any wireless networks.
I toggled the wireless switch on the front and in either position, the wireless was turned off. (I left it in the 'on' position just in case) I know my router was working because my imac recognized it just fine. I hardwired into the modem and tried to update the driver but it was already up to date.
I'm really not too computer savvy (I know nothing of kernels or ubuntu or hotkeys) but I googled the problem and, apparently, it's a common one with no agreed upon solution. Asus's web site wasn't helpful either.
As a final act of "what the hell, it couldn't hurt", I disabled the driver in the control panel and then re-enabled it. The wifi light came on but the computer still couldn't find any wireless networks.
I restarted the computer and then it recognized all the networks in my area. I had to set up the connection to my modem again, but its working now.
Hope this works for you or anyone else who comes searching in desperation.
Posted on Mar 28, 2010
Hi guys. a have a problem too with my laptop.. i am using an a8le. the original os when i purchase this was vista home. i asked the asus support if my machine can runon win 7 ultimate 32 and they said a GO signal... by then, my only problem is my wifi... i can turn on and off my wifi but it can rarely detect signal... sometimes it show "wireless adapter is unplugged"
can anybody help?
Posted on Jul 08, 2010
Just reinstall the files once again
Posted on Jun 11, 2008
I have the AR928X Wireless Adapter on the Asus G72GX, and I believe the ATH9K drivers are to blame. Others have pointed to the recent 2.6.30 kernel. The defect came to light when I did a kernel update. Up until then, the switch and hot-keys worked without issue. I spent over a week investigating it, and the only solution I've found is to do a hard shutdown, with the switch 'on' and power up again. Attempting to start the wifi card manually in Ubuntu failed, iwconfig up failed with REASON 132. RFKILL tells me there is a hard lock on my wifi, meaning the hardware is physically off. Rebooting into Windows 7 does not resolve the problem. Windows cannot detect any wireless networks when the switch is on. Mobility center does not allow me to do this or that with my adapter, it is simply grayed out.
The issue has come up at a different time when I suspend my computer. In Windows, I went to Power Management and made sure that under no circumstances will my wifi switch be turned off in order to save power.
A hard shut down with the switch in the on position, and booting into Ubuntu, then rebooting into Windows seems to solve the problem. I will just refrain from using the switch or the hotkey to turn off my wifi. If you need to turn it off, do a soft disable from the device manager rather.
Best of luck.
Posted on Mar 27, 2010
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Posted on Apr 11, 2016
Solution No.4 "As a final act of "what the hell, it couldn't hurt", I disabled the driver in the control panel and then re-enabled it. The wifi light came on but the computer still couldn't find any wireless networks.
I restarted the computer and then it recognized all the networks in my area. I had to set up the connection to my modem again, but its working now." Worked a treat for me except I just updated the driver.
Posted on Aug 13, 2010
You may contact free help from Toll Free number for Asus support here 1-800-585-2492
Posted on Mar 27, 2016
Same problem with my u30jc.Everything working fine for two and a half years untill yesterday when I turned off my wifi with the external switch as I'm used to do.
The solution for me was to uninstall wireless console 3 and to reinstall it again (a newer version by the way).
After reboot everything worked again as before.
Posted on Sep 11, 2012
I used comment # 8. I turned on the net4switch and then turned off and on the wireless switch and clicked on the tower icon, the ring turned golden and my wireless was fully working in about. 30 seconds. Great tip. I have an asus g60, and lost my wireless when I hit the off switch by accident while watching hulu.
Posted on Aug 01, 2010
I think you just need to follow recommended settings and this will help you to get the issue fixed The function button, or FN button, is used just like the shift key or Ctrl key . for more help and support visit AsusTechSupport . i hope this will help
Posted on Aug 27, 2016
Shut down the notebook, unplug the AC Adapter and then remove the battery. Hold down the Power button for a full minute. Re-insert the battery, plug in the AC Adapter and see if this helps the issue
Posted on Sep 04, 2015
Help, I am having the same problem, my wireless capabilities are gone but I don't have a button anywhere to turn it on, the FN+F2 key does nothing, I don't have an "l" icon to hit as mentioned above. Please help. how can I get the wireless to work and turn on again??
Posted on Mar 23, 2013
Good luck with asus support. They were about as helpful as sharks in a swimming pool.
Posted on Aug 18, 2008
If the person doesnt knw what they deleted how can the re install. if your laptop came with a backup cd try that, if not look in device manager (control panel) and update drivers for it. if not contact asus tech support.
hope it helps
Posted on Jun 23, 2008
You may have deleted a program that a driver or utility needed in order to function. You can try a hardware search from the device manager, but more that likely you will need to download and reinstall the drivers for the wireless from Fujitsu's support site.
Posted on Jul 02, 2008
First, if there is no Euro symbol then this isn't a European keyboard, or it was made before the Euro was introduced, which I believe is the issue in this case, and there's nothing that can be done to get the Euro into the system. As far as the function key is concerned, you may need to do a bios flash or update in order to restore the function key features. Do the flash/update and get back to me.
Posted on Aug 05, 2008
contact IBM as it seems some hardware issue in case if the keypad is done u have to change it so incase if the system is under warranty contact them
Posted on Feb 09, 2009
The function button, or FN button, is used just like the shift key or ctrl key. Hold the FN button down and press the key with the pre programmed function you desire to use. For instance, on an HP 1245 the function or short cut key to put the computer in sleep mode is FN+F5. The Keys with functions have that feature indicated by a symbol for the function in a squared circle. Most of these are your F keys at the very top row of the keyboard. Some are on the number pad keys.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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