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    Wifi Wont turn on - Fujitsu Amilo li 2735

    Afternoon,

    Member of staff brought in theire laptop this morning, having a few problems with it and wondered if i would take a look.

    Anyhow, it was running Windows Vista Business, so i re-imaged it with VB and now the FN+F1 key sequence to turn on the wireless wont work.

    Wifi Card is: Intel Pro Wireless 3945ABG

    Does anyone know why this would happen? and/or if there is away to get around it.

    Drivers are installwed.. Intel Software is installed

    Theres nothing in the BIOS

    Many Thanks

    James.

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    It may sound obvious, but if you navigate manually into the wireless properties (similar to Intel graphics) are hotkeys enabled?

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    There would have probably been some third party software controlling the function keys.
    We've had that with some Samsungs we've had recently.

    It might also be worth logging on as local administrator and then trying the function key and seeing if it works then? (We've also had it where function keys couldn't be used until someone logged on etc!)

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    is there a manual clip somewhere on the side or the front??

    I had a friend who had a Fj and the wireless switch was in the place that the open screen clip would be

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    My money is on this
    There would have probably been some third party software controlling the function keys.

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    Don't the chipset drivers usually control the FN keys?

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    There is nothing regarding HOT KEYS as far as i can see..

    There is no hardware switch

    I do think some third party software might of been controlling this last time, but i cant for the life of my find it...

    James.

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    You could probably download it again from the manafacturers website?
    What's the make and model?

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    ignore the last - i've just seen the full subject title!

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    This should help - Click here (Always scary when people say that!)

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    Yeah i have all the drivers and utilities from the Fujitsu Website, which is why i am finding it very bizzar!

    btw those links just go straight to the Support Home Page for me

    Cheers

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    [doh]! Hmm. And you've definately loaded on the Launch Manager (under Tools and Utilities)?
    If it's anything software related it's likely to be that.

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    Right now i do feel like a .... *Teacher*

    Took the wifi cover off on the bottom to find the installed card is actually different to the one on the actual website. it was an intel card just not the correct model.

    I never thought to look there straight away, as well normally the driver dont install if the hardware is not there.

    Owell! Cheers for the fast responses guys! appricated

    James.

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    Even with the card working you may want to note this:

    The Wireless Card must be activated every time Windows starts by pressing Fn+F1 but with this VisualBasic script (put in a startup directory) will be activated automatically (note that I DIDN'T wrote this script, I've found it in http://www.amilo-forum.de):

    Code: Select all
    Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

    Set oExec = WshShell.Exec("C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\WisWBSet.exe")

    do while WshShell.AppActivate("Wireless Status Option")=False
    WScript.Sleep 100
    loop

    WScript.Sleep 100

    WshShell.sendkeys("{TAB}{TAB}{LEFT}~")

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