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Wireless card / Turning it on an off / without Fn key

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  1. lukcra

    lukcra Thread Starter

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    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

    Craig
     
  2. etaf

    etaf Wayne Moderator

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    can you explain - is this a new retail version...
     
  3. lukcra

    lukcra Thread Starter

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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.
     
  4. etaf

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    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 ?
     
  5. lukcra

    lukcra Thread Starter

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  6. etaf

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    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
     
  7. lukcra

    lukcra Thread Starter

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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
     
  8. etaf

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    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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