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The wireless switch on my sony vaio VPC-F1190X won't turn on my wireless network connections. My wireless adapter is installed but can't switch it on using the switch.

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There should either be a hardware switch on the sides of the laptop to turn the wireless lan card on, or it is a button combination with fn+another button (often fn+f5)

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Wireless does not appear in VAIO smart network. I have had this mini vaio working very well for 3 years. A week ago the wireless inet stopped working and doesn't even appear in the smart network box,...


You didn't post the Sony Model number or the OS you are using? Have you tried , unplugging, remove battery, plug in, reboot? Open the Control Panel , select Device Manager, scroll down to Network Adapters, open, do you see the Wireless Adapter? Is it enabled? Try to Update Driver. Have you done ALL your Windows and Sony updates? If the Network Adapter has a red X in the Tray Notification Area, it's there but not connected. Click on the Icon and see what Available Networks appear. If your wireless is working, Choose your SSID, enter Security Key and connect.

Apr 20, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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No matter if secure or not will not connecet to wifi


Sony's Sony Vaio laptop features built-in wireless LAN adapter that allows the computer to connect to any wireless access point.


If you want to adjust the device's WiFi settings, you must use the proprietary software and hardware that comes preinstalled on the laptop and the Internet connection options that come with Windows.


Once you have all of the correct settings enabled, you can have your laptop connected to a wireless access point without any additional applications.


Enabling Wi-Fi with Wireless LAN Switch


Before you can connect to a wireless network or change any of your Wi-Fi settings, you must first enable the computer's Wi-Fi feature with the wireless LAN switch.


This switch is located directly below the laptop's screen and is labeled "Wireless." Once you have located the switch, slide it into the "ON" position.


Enable Wi-Fi in Vaio Smart Network


Once Wi-Fi has been enabled with the wireless LAN switch, you must enable Wi-Fi using the laptop's proprietary wireless connection software, "Vaio Smart Network."


To access this program, click the "Start" button in the computer's task bar and select the "All Programs" option.


Select the "VAIO Smart Network" option to launch the program.

Alternatively, you can click the VAIO Smart Network icon in the computer's task bar to launch the program.


This icon is in the shape of a green button with two white arrows on it.

Once in the application, click the switch to the right of the "Wi-Fi" heading to toggle it to the "ON" position.

Windows Connect to a Network


With Wi-Fi enabled, you must connect to the wireless network using the

"Connect to a Network" feature that is a part of the Windows operating system.


Click the network icon in the computer's task bar to bring up a list of the available wireless networks.


This icon is in the shape of a computer and an Ethernet cable if you not connected to a network.

If you are connected to a network, it is in the shape of signal bars.


Select the desired wireless network from the menu that appears and select the "Connect" option.

Enter the networks password if necessary and connect to the network.


Network and Sharing Center


If the wireless network that you want to connect to does not appear in the "Connect to a Network" window, you must connect to the network manually.


Click the network icon in the computer's task bar and select the "Open Network and Sharing Center" option.


Click the "Manage wireless networks" option, followed by the "Add" option.

Click the "Manually create a network profile" option and type the network's information in the spaces provided.


Place a checkmark next to the "Start this connection automatically" option and click the "Next" button to connect to the network.


Hope this helps

Nov 19, 2012 | Sony VAIO VGN-N325E Notebook

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Will not connect to wifi network


Sony's Sony Vaio laptop features built-in wireless LAN adapter that allows the computer to connect to any wireless access point.


If you want to adjust the device's WiFi settings, you must use the proprietary software and hardware that comes preinstalled on the laptop and the Internet connection options that come with Windows.


Once you have all of the correct settings enabled, you can have your laptop connected to a wireless access point without any additional applications.


Enabling Wi-Fi with Wireless LAN Switch


Before you can connect to a wireless network or change any of your Wi-Fi settings, you must first enable the computer's Wi-Fi feature with the wireless LAN switch.


This switch is located directly below the laptop's screen and is labeled "Wireless." Once you have located the switch, slide it into the "ON" position.


Enable Wi-Fi in Vaio Smart Network


Once Wi-Fi has been enabled with the wireless LAN switch, you must enable Wi-Fi using the laptop's proprietary wireless connection software, "Vaio Smart Network."


To access this program, click the "Start" button in the computer's task bar and select the "All Programs" option.


Select the "VAIO Smart Network" option to launch the program.

Alternatively, you can click the VAIO Smart Network icon in the computer's task bar to launch the program.


This icon is in the shape of a green button with two white arrows on it.

Once in the application, click the switch to the right of the "Wi-Fi" heading to toggle it to the "ON" position.



Windows Connect to a Network



With Wi-Fi enabled, you must connect to the wireless network using the

"Connect to a Network" feature that is a part of the Windows operating system.


Click the network icon in the computer's task bar to bring up a list of the available wireless networks.


This icon is in the shape of a computer and an Ethernet cable if you not connected to a network.

If you are connected to a network, it is in the shape of signal bars.


Select the desired wireless network from the menu that appears and select the "Connect" option.

Enter the networks password if necessary and connect to the network.


Network and Sharing Center


If the wireless network that you want to connect to does not appear in the "Connect to a Network" window, you must connect to the network manually.


Click the network icon in the computer's task bar and select the "Open Network and Sharing Center" option.


Click the "Manage wireless networks" option, followed by the "Add" option.

Click the "Manually create a network profile" option and type the network's information in the spaces provided.


Place a checkmark next to the "Start this connection automatically" option and click the "Next" button to connect to the network.


Hope this helps





Nov 11, 2012 | Sony VAIO VGN-N325E Notebook

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My sony vaio won't connect to the internet


We would need more information. You might be connecting via wireless and there is a function key or wireless turn on switch on your lap top. I would have you refer to your service manual as you left no model information.

Aug 31, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Laptop won't connect to wireless


Make sure your drivers are installed , then if it still doesnt work make sure the adapter is on there is usually a certain key combination that enables/disables it i hope i could help!

Mar 01, 2012 | Sony VAIO Lifestyle Atom Netbook

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How do I switch on my SONY VIAO Laptop to accept wireless internet, which I know is working fine


Depending on the model you own, most Sony Viao laptops have a small slide switch along the front edge.

May 27, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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VAIO VGN-NS190J/S 15.4-Inch Notebook PC (2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5800, 4GB RAM, 250G: The wifi light won't turn on when I put the switch...


They issue is due to the corrupted SmartWi Connection Utility Software in the Computer.

You will need to re-install the Wireless LAN Driver, Updates, and the SmartWi Connection Utilities in the Computer to fix the issue with the Wireless.

You can download the Wireless LAN Driver, Updates and the SmartWi Connection Utility from Sony Support Site.

Below are the links.

Wireless LAN Driver

Wireless LAN Driver Update 1


Wireless LAN Driver Update 2

  1. Please download and save each file on the Desktop.
  2. After that double click on the Original Wireless LAN Driver to begin the installation.
  3. Please follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
  4. After that, restart the Computer for the settings to take the effect.
  5. After restarting the Computer, please install the Updates.
  6. Make sure that you restart the Computer after each installation.
  7. Then, please re-install the "SmartWi Connection Utility in the Computer.
You can download the SmartWi Connection Utility from here.

  1. Download and install the SmartWi Connection Utility in the Computer.
  2. after the installation, please turn ON the Wireless Adapter using the SmartWi Connection Utility.
  3. Please click "Start", "All Programs" and SmartWi Connection Utility to open the Program and turn ON the Wireless Adapter.
  4. After that, please re-configure the Wireless Network connection in the Computer.
  5. This should fix the issue with the Wireless Network connection.

May 18, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGN-NS190J/S Notebook PC

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Sony Vaio Wireless LAN switch is ON, still no connection


I had the same exact problem and was trying everything I could do to fix it. I went on the Sony website and it turns out the solution is actually quite simple. They explain it better on their website than I can so here's the page: http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=C1000103&sliceId=1&docTypeID=DT_KNOWLEDGEARTICLES_1_1&dialogID=42201093&stateId=0%200%2042205033 My problem was fixed in two shakes! Hope yours is too!
~Katie Ann

Nov 21, 2008 | Sony VAIO (PCWA-A200)

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