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My asus laptop wireless switch does not work

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 ?

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  • pke81885 Dec 27, 2008

    Same problem. Intel proset wireless comes up with "select wireless on below to enable wirless networking", but there is no "wireless on" option. The hardware switch pops up the wireless/bluetooth toggle interface, but wheneve I click on it it disappears without switching anything on.

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    I have two problems with asus M51S series. One is my wireless button malfunction. It shows me off when ever i turn on/off. I use the fn+f2 keys to turn wireless on and off. Second thing my right side hinges popped off. I return the laptop to the service center and they fixed and as soon as i received it again popped off....ie annoying...... And in usage the touch pad is always a problem. It miss keys due to the unneccesary touch of our hand which is not standard. Other functions are okae.......

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    i cant find the switch

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2009

    i have a similar problem.......the wireless lan indicator light doesnt come on when i use FN+F2 (which has a symbolic indicator as well).......just cant seem to figure out how to get it working.......any help would be appreciated

  • vijayan
    vijayan Dec 25, 2013

    ASUS Lap top has got wifi problem. My 3 asus lap top has wifi prblem. when you purchase a asus Lap top think twise.

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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..my asus laptop wireless switch does not work - _374.jpg

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  • pads_aloha Feb 03, 2011

    i cant connect to wireless networks, i have open the wireless LAN but it says that the wireless swith is off. im using FN F2, before it works, but now no more, i used the function keys year
    from now. whats the solution for this? im waiting that someone out there could help me solve this..my laptop is Asus A3V. thanks in advance

  • quesofresco May 09, 2011

    Thanks so much for your post! The crazy thing is that it appears that there is a symbol under your off/switch. On my computer there is no symbol!! I would not have figured it out if it wasn't for your post. Regards.

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    app_3rp15804 Mar 31, 2012

    Dude!! Thank you soooo much!!! I have gone thru everything I could think of for the last two days trying to figure out wth the 'hardware radio switch' is, where it is, and how to turn the, as you so delicately put it - SOB - back on!!! This is about the fourth site I have been to and finally got the help I needed! But check it - my Asus: doesn't even have the icon at that switch! Had it not been for your pic and thorough description, I would still be floundering!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

    And, again, as you - I would NEVER let anyone I care about purchase an Asus!!! This has been my worst nightmare!! An $800 nightmare which has never worked properly, I cannot get repaired, and yet, I am still paying on... #blondepause!

    Thank you, Don Cecca, wherever you are!!!

  • Debra Ushkowitz May 21, 2012

    This tip is the best! Definitely needed the photo. The switch on my computer was on the front left hand corner. But that alone didn't fix the problem. I had to restart my computer and than clicked on the wireless bars showing me the big red "X" of non-connection. I than clicked on troubleshoot the problem and it fixed it for me. But I never would have gotten there if I didn't see this tip and the photo. Thank you! Bless the internet!

  • Sonia Schaeffer Jul 14, 2012

    Thanks so much for this post! Mine was in the front left.

  • Sonia Schaeffer Jul 14, 2012

    Thanks for this post! Mine was in the front left.

  • Charlie Jul 20, 2012

    Unbelievable spoke to Asus tech support and they had no clue. They never mentioned the switch that you pointed out, which of course turned the wireless adapter on immediately.. Thank You.

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    michaelrr03_ Feb 16, 2013

    Thank for the help!

  • David Carson
    David Carson Nov 14, 2013

    Just FYI, google led me to this page and that photo there was exactly what I needed to solve MY problem! Thanks!

  • farhang
    farhang Jun 13, 2014

    Tanks a lot

  • Vahid Fathollahi
    Vahid Fathollahi Aug 30, 2014

    It worked for me too. Thank you very much for your helpful comment.

  • aleksandar
    aleksandar Oct 11, 2014

    Thank you very much :)

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    Iggy M Dec 19, 2015

    you sir are a lifesaver! Thanks :P

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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. my asus laptop wireless switch does not work - 9051865.png

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  • jimbien_06 Apr 10, 2011

    Thanks Dude,I have to turn on the WLAN icon to enable the Wireless capability of my ASUS K42J laptop ,This helps me alot!i have updated myBelkin N150 router firmware but did not help at all by doing this i can now connect wirelessly..

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    lorraine_821 Jan 02, 2013

    THANK YOU THIS HELPED ME

  • sarah
    sarah Aug 30, 2014

    tnx so much, it helped me as well ^_^

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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

  • Indurrago Jan 11, 2010

    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.

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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 .

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  • Andrewshadow Jun 26, 2010

    Scratch what I said on my last post , same thing happened. This is what I did to get my wireless to finally work today. Fn+F2 but seems to completley disable the wireless so the switch on the right side of pc is completley disabled , when you Fn+F2 again you would think it would enable the wireless . So When you turn your switch on on the right side and you see the tower icon , double click on the tower icon and your wireless will be enabled again.

    Im still trying to figure out what the net4Switch download is for. computers are my weak point , when all else fails restore disc is my friend , what a pain reloading all the updates.

    Good luck

  • YZFr6jh Nov 29, 2010

    THANK YOU!!! double clicking worked perfectly. this is by far the fastest fix, forget the restore cds and the setups. I was hard wired through my router when i tried the double click, in case it makes a difference. Thanks again Andrew, you da man

  • hwa23 Feb 23, 2011

    WOW! that was simple! and it worked!!!! love ya man!! thanks!!

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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

  • bajs630 Sep 12, 2010

    WHERE CAN I FIND THE DRIVER TO THE WIFI-CAARD in THE CONTROL PANEL to just "DISABLE IT"

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Please make sure you have updated the driver properly. if it is still not working then you go to http://www.techssupport247.com/wifi-is-not-working-on-Asus-laptop.html

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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?

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Just reinstall the files once again

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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.

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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.

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You may contact free help from Toll Free number for Asus support here 1-800-585-2492

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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.

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    Thanks for posting this awesome suggestion! My wireless suddenly stopped working about a year ago. I figured it was broken in there all this time, but decided to read some forums anyway. So glad I did. Doing what you suggested has my my laptop awesome again!!! Thanks!

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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.

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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

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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

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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??

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Good luck with asus support. They were about as helpful as sharks in a swimming pool.

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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

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