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22-Oct-2009, 11:41 AM #1
Wireless card / Turning it on an off / without Fn key
Hi there,

Firstly i hope i'm posting this in the right place, appologies if not.

I'm not a very techy person so i'll try to explain clearly.

I have a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Li 2735 running on vista premium.

I recently reformatted and installed a different version of vista.

how ever once this was done i had a few drivers missing. I managed to download all the ones i needed.

I have downloaded the correct wireless driver according to Fujitsu " Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection"

It is showing in device manager as all ok.

How ever in order to turn the wireless on i used to press Fn and F1. This has no effect now. I'm assuming this is due to the reinstalation of Vista.

There is another way to turn it on which is via windows mobility centre, how ever the wireless option is grayed out.

Does anybody have any suggestions, your help is appreciated in advance lol

Thanks

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22-Oct-2009, 01:19 PM #2
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I recently reformatted and installed a different version of vista.
can you explain - is this a new retail version...
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Im not sure my friend put it on for me as i cud not get past the boot screen. so could not recover or anything like that.
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22-Oct-2009, 02:10 PM #4
you need the correct recovery CD for the machine ..unless for have a full OS CD - then you will need the corect drivers etc, which it appears you have done

Did the machine come with CDs ? should have had a recovery CD with that machine
also there may be a recovery partition - did you change any partitions when you reformated the full harddrive ?
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22-Oct-2009, 02:21 PM #5
[quote=etaf;6992819]you need the correct recovery CD for the machine ..unless for have a full OS CD - then you will need the corect drivers etc, which it appears you have done

I have cd that the os is on (full operating system) ?? Will that help?

the recovery was indeed on a seperate partition which is no longer there.

My other function keys work ie volume mute etc... where do they get there info from?? for example are they told how to operate by the sound card? or is there a seperate driver that would be incontrol of the function keys?

its begining to sound like its more to do with the wireless card, as i cant turn it on manually by going to mobility centre.

I guess I will continue to play about with best way to learn hey,

Thank you for your help tho, oh btw I'd happily make a donation if somebody manages to solve my problem
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22-Oct-2009, 02:25 PM #6
have you downloaded the driver for the wireless - lets assume the wireless is not correctly working, rather than the switch at the moment

{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
Start > control Panel
Vista set to classic view>

system >

Device manager on left hand side >
network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed

there
are there any ! ? or X in Device Manager anywhere
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Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection and
Realtek RTL8101 Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)

they are both working correctly according to device manager. There are no "!" or "?" beside them

there is a ! next to the display adapter and video controller
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22-Oct-2009, 03:52 PM #8
you will need to get the drivers downloaded for those devices as well,
also look to see if a chipset of drivers are available for that machine - they should have been installed first after the OS

post an ipconfig /all here -
Start>
search bar in Vista>
CMD to open a DOS

window and type:

IPCONFIG /ALL >C:\RESULT.TXT

Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy (to a working machine) /paste the entire results here.
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