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I have an Asus laptop. Last night I used the hard switch on the side of the laptop to shut off the wireless. About ten minutes later, I switched it back on, but the wireless didn't turn on. I ran the network wizard and it told me that the switch was still off and I needed to turn it back on. I've tried turning it off and on, I've tried the Fn+F2 wireless combination and it's still showing as not on. I know I have internet since my phone's picking up the wireless just fine and it works on my computer when the ethernet cable is plugged in. I've tried going to the device manager and updating the drivers to the network adapter (atheros ar92x wireless network adapter) and still nothing. Im beginning to think it may be a hardware issue. Any suggestions?

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  • prospector60 Mar 22, 2011

    Yeah, tried taking out the battery while unplugged till count of 10. No dice. Still looking around to see if anyone else has come up with a solution. Thanks! Let me know if you think of anything else clever :D


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Hello and Thank You for visiting

You might be experiencing a hardware issue but first have you tried the following steps?

1. Take out the battery
2. Unplug the unit from the power

Then plug back in the unit and try the switch again?

Have you check your bios to make sure the options for the adapter and switch are enabled.

Its rare but it could be a hardware issue with the switch. You might get creative and open up the laptop and unplug the wireless card from its slot then plug it back in. But be careful and do that at your own risk. If its under warranty have Asus look at it!

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Posted on Mar 22, 2011

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    Grand Canyon Tech Mar 22, 2011

    Besides the thanks but no thanks vote the only thing I can think of is indeed the switch is the issue. Did you take out the wireless card under the unit to reset the switch!


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