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    Novatech Laptop - Wireless needs activating manually

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    We have recently purchased 20 or so laptops from Novatech. Problem I am having is that in order to enable the wireless you have to press FN and F10 every time you turn the computer on.

    Is there a way of "forcing" the wireless into life without having to use these keys? Maybe some script during boot process?

    I am having visions now of teachers returning these laptops saying "I can't log on..."

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    With all the novatech laptops we've had from 4 years ago to present day once the wireless is activated it stays activated unless turned off.

    You looked in the bios?

    What model are they?

    Ben

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    Novatech Laptops

    With all the novatech laptops we've had from 4 years ago to present day once the wireless is activated it stays activated unless turned off.

    You looked in the bios?

    What model are they?

    Ben
    Hi they are new ones, bit pathetic when you have to activate the wireless yourself....we have old acers here and the wireless turns on automatically.

    Model No: U50SI1

    Any ideas?

    firefox_2006

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    We have the same problem with a load of Acer 4150 laptops - wireless has to be turned on every single time, which causes a LOT of problems
    No way we could ever find to keep it enabled, so all we could do was make all the teachers aware, and finally (after 2 years) we're starting to get less calls about them

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefox_2006 View Post
    Hi

    We have recently purchased 20 or so laptops from Novatech. Problem I am having is that in order to enable the wireless you have to press FN and F10 every time you turn the computer on.

    Is there a way of "forcing" the wireless into life without having to use these keys? Maybe some script during boot process?
    Have you tried calling Novatech?

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    http://forum.novatech.co.uk

    I'd check the BIOS first though - should be an on/off/last state in there somwhere

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    Thats not a novatech model number should be NNB something?

    Ben

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