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 ?
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
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
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
Maybe your wireless button is working fine. Due to some other problem, your wifi is not working. There are many reasons to stop wifi on your laptop. You have to check it manually one by one.
Restart Windows wireless services.
Reinstall Wifi driver.
Update your windows.
Check wifi router settings.
Forget and reconnect with the network.
Check the wireless card.
So, these are a few things that you need to check on your laptop if your Asus laptop wifi stop working.
Posted on Sep 22, 2022
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.
Posted on Oct 27, 2011
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