can't seem to turn on my wireless. I have a lenovo thinkpad edge. I tried the function key (F9) but there aren't any signs this is working.
Computer OS: Windows XP
Pressed the F9 key several times, rebooted, looked at several different properties but couldn't find anything for the wireless on/off function
Hi, and thanks for using JustAnswer.com.
Have you tried to press at the same time two keys Fn and the wireless function key to turn on/off the wireless?
no what two keys?
the Fn and F9 keys
(also, try the Fn and F5 keys if needed)
Neither seem to have an effect.
Do you see the wireless light?
where is the wireless light on this computer? I have never seen a wireless light
What's the exact model, such as thinkpad edge E420 or E520
where can I find that info
at the bottom of the laptop
model number is XXXXXXX, but the bottom does not say anything like E420 or E520
Can you press and hold the key Fn (near the bottom left of the keyboard), and then press F9 , then release both key, then check.
Can you press and hold the key Fn (near the bottom left of the keyboard), and then press the key F9 , then release both keys, then check.
click on the wireless/network icon at the bottom right of the screen, then check if it sees any wireless network name?
it says no connections are available, The laptop I am using to talk to you is on a wireless connection so I know my router is working.
does the lenovo thinkpad edge have windows xp, vista, or 7?
oops I mean 7
Please click on Start, then right-click on Computer, then click on Manage, then click on Device manager, then open/expand Network adapters and let me know the items under it. Also let me know any problem/yellow item in Device Manager.
Cisco Systems VPN adapter
Intel WiFi Link 1000 BGN
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
if you press F9 only, does it work?
not that I can tell, the lower right hand side of the task bar still shows the bars with a red line
Can you click on Start, then right-click on Computer, then click on Properties, then check if your System type: is 32-bit or 64-bit?
I need the model to download the driver
can you run auto detect from that page on the thinkpad laptop?
how can I download if I can't connect to the internet. run auto detect from what page?
You can connect an Ethernet/network cable from the laptop to the router.
and/or you can use a USB / flash drive
but to run auto detect, you need to connect an Ethernet/network cable
okay, I have a flash drive but not an ethernet cable
Can I find the model under the battery?
it's on the laptop
You can go to http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page and select Notebooks, Thinkpad Edge , etc, and check all the model
It doesn't let you select all
Go to http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page and select Find product
That is what I did, then I selected Notebooks, thinkpad edge and then It requires a model
Do you have a desktop that you can remove the Ethernet cable?
Can you get one when you can as the model is not shown on the laptop?
I guess I will have to.
then you can auto-detect.
, then download and install these 3 items:• Power Management driver• OnScreen Display Utility• Wireless device drivers
You can see on page 29 and 30 athttp://www.lenovo.com/shop/americas/content/user_guides/e420_e520_ug_en.pdf
(an example of a lenovo thinkpad edge manual)
Then try F9 again (and/or Fn and F9).
Mine looks like the E420 because it does not have an offset touch pad
Please let me know if there is still any issue later; please let me know the model if you can auto detect it.
yeah, but there many more models of Thinkpad Edge
not just those two
ok, please let me know any time via this web page.