Question about Fujitsu Siemens AMILO Pro V2000 Notebook
The wireless on/off switch does not result in the wireless light coming on. Is it possible to turn on the wireless through control panel or similar?
Hi, Unfortunately no, most laptops uses a miniPCI WiFi Card with a switch that is hardwired to one of its pins. That pin must receive a signal (or absence thereof) to activate. Control Panel activation is actually the enable/disable feature, but it's still got to be mechanically switch on, otherwise it will still not function even if enabled (which I suspect you already have tried). Although there might be a way to trick the wifi into thinking it was mechanically switch on, however it is no longer swtichable to off (meaning always on). First, you must determine if your laptop uses a miniPCI WiFi Card similar to the image shown below left. If yes, you have to cover pin # 7 as illustrated below mid image. You would need Scotch tape about 1.0mm wide and 4.0mm long to cover the pin. Of course the usual precaution applies, AC power off, battery removed, possible void of warranty, can possibly make your unit inoperable (unlikely though still possible) and others as may be applicable. Good luck and hope this works for you. Post again how things turn up or should you need further information. Kind regards.
Posted on Aug 21, 2007
You can go to control panel>network connections, right click on your wireless network adapter icon, and select enable.
Posted on Aug 21, 2007
This works great! thanks
Posted on Nov 11, 2011
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Posted on Sep 13, 2010
That scotch tape fix works great.
Posted on Sep 23, 2009
Beimur's fix worked perfectly. Takes some time to get the tape just right but now my wireless works!
Posted on Sep 15, 2009
Solution #1 by Benimur WORKS!
Posted on Oct 17, 2007
The same thing actually happened to me when i accidentally hit the switch and couldn't turn it back on. as a desperate attempt at anything except taking the laptop apart, i took out the battery after i shut down the laptop and put it back in. the wireless was back on after i turned on the laptop.
Posted on Aug 28, 2007
Tips for a great answer:
Push this button to activate or deactivate the Wireless LAN. When you activate the wireless LAN function, it will search for a wireless LAN signal automatically (assuming you have the wireless LAN driver installed). Just below the screen on the right side is the Status LED Panel, which show six icons, each with its own LED. The first one on the left indicates Wireless LAN status. When the LED is displaying a green light, it indicates that the system is accessing data from, or retrieving data by wireless LAN. So whenever you press the Easy button, you should see the green status light come on or go off. To repeat, if the light is not on, you need to press the Wireless LAN 'Easy Button'. NOTE! If you can't get the button to come on, you will need to re-install the Wireless LAN driver.
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