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Button to enable wireless on laptop (disable help)

Q: Button to enable wireless on laptop (disable help)

Hi. everytime i start up my laptop i have to push this button to start my wireless internet. My wireless network is managed by xp, but a signal will not be detected untill i press that button. I want the wireless to connect automaticaly upon bootup. It does connect automaticaly once i press that button now. Any suggestions?

The integrated wireless nic is made by Ralink Tech.

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A: Button to enable wireless on laptop (disable help)

You'll probably find all that in the manual.
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Port?g? R700-184
Part Number : PT311E-02Y01JEN


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Grateful for any assistance.


A:Enable/disable wireless whilst Laptop is docked (External Keyboard)

may seem like a silly question, but why can't you simply use the laptops keyboard????? or is it just a niggly type issue that you'd rather use external one?

unfortunatley the R700 doesnt have a hardware switch for the wireless so its purely mapped to the Fn key which is a toshiba function, so an external k/b is unlikely to be able to replicate it

you can always disable the wireless through W7 network and sharing centre -> change adaptor settings, so few clicks with the mouse or even shortcut it to taskbar/start menu for easy access.
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This is the website of your laptop,

Sony eSupport - VGN-Z555DN - Support
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If I go to the network adapter and disable it and then immediately enable it again, the internet works fine.Click to expand...

how long for - until next reboot of the PC ? or for days ?
However, I've also noticed that both my iPad and smartphone, which also bounce off that same router, are having issues with wireless connectivity. And for both, the fix is the same as for the computer. I just shut the Wifi off and switch it back on, and it works afterward.Click to expand...

then its a router/modem cable ISP issue maybe

lets start by noting the lights on the router/modem
Please make a note of the status of the lights on the modem and on the router when working normally - post that light status here.
Now when the internet disconnects make a note of the status of the lights for the modem and router here again. also note which have changed.

next , lets see an xirrus screen shot from the desktop

Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
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( the site now appears to allow webbased emails like gmail, hotmail, outlook and yahoo now )

There is also a xirrus gadget, But that does not have all the fuctionality "DOWNLOAD GADGET Vx.xx

Alternative links - Use the links below

Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
if you get an error - You will need to have NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.
On windows 8 - (i do not have windows 8) but, it would appear that, When you first try to run, you may get a message that .net framework is needed, and included in that message is a link to download/install.

Run the program

A user guide is available here

post a screen shot of the program running.
if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information.

post which SSID name is yours, its located in the list, under network "Adapter Name" (1st column)
For a reliable (or robust as the Xirrus user guide says) wireless connection you need a signal of about -70 dBm or better. "A desirable signal level for a robust Wi-Fi connection will be green".
note: the signal level is a negative number, so for example -88 is worst and -40 is better

To post a screen shot of the active window.

Windows XP
Hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application (Start> All Programs> Accessories> Paint) and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.

Vista or Windows 7
you can use the "snipping tool" which is found in Start> All programs> Accessories> Snipping Tool

Windows 8
you can use the snipping tool > Open Snipping Tool (From the Windows 8 Start Screen, type "snip" and press enter.
>Press the Esc. key.
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Ok, I go again (trying to do my best in english!) :

-There are two interfaces in the network:
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A:possibility of a wireless adapter enable/disable via a desktop shortcut

Go to start/control panel/network connections.
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create shortcut.
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Click yes.
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A:wireless will not enable on HP 2000 laptop

Hi You have a couple of options as I see it please try these steps might help you to fix your issue. 1) Disconnect the Battery & Adapter then press & hold the power button on Notebook for 30 seconds then turn on the unit and check if the Wireless light turns on. 2) Go to Device manager then uninstall the wireless drivers from Network Adapter and restart the unit and check if the light turns on. 3) Try doing a system restore to the date where unit was working fine. 4) Please update the Bios & Wireless driver from HP website. 5) Click start in search type Recovery Manager then click on it select Yes on User access control then select I need immediate help then select Driver & application recovery select the wireless driver and install it then restart the unit. 6) If you are comfortable reseating the wireless card which will be on the back panel off your unit you could try this steps as well. If still you have the same issue then you need to call HP Technical support and get the part replaced.
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A:Enable and/or Disable AHCI

Hi jharris. Welcome.

First: I wanted to ENABLE AHCI because (supposedly) it improves HDD performance. (It also enables a host of other interesting features.)

For me, the reasons to enable AHCI are Native Command Queuing and Hot Swapping, hot swapping being the most important to me.

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Hi, Please try the following instructions: Regards.
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Hi and Welcome to the Forum
Has this just happened? If so try a system restore to a point behind when it happened, see here:
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Quote: Originally Posted by canspec

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A:Disable/Enable Problem Reporting

Control Panel - System and Security - Security and Maintenance - Maintenance - Check for Solutions.
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manufacturer of the laptop please?
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A:Enable/Disable Java for IE5 on Nt Workstation LAN


Click on the Tools button, and go to your Options.

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Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

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With Realtek drivers you will have it's own settings in Control Panel where everything can be set more precisely.
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A:Explorer Favorites Enable/Disable

Hello livingdeadboy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if this may be able to fix your Favorites.

Favorites Empty in Navigation Pane - Fix

Hope this helps,
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Geek49, you have just posted multiple threads within the last hour, it seems your system is in need of some help and we will try to help you. But, we cannot possibly keep track of all your issues unless they are in 1 thread. It makes it so much easier to help you.

Plz follow my instruction on the 5 step thread to removing malware.

This thread will now be closed.
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See if this will help, maybe you can give permissions to the individual tasks instead of the folder and configure the task to run as the user in question?
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Many thanks in advance.


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A shorter route would be Start > right click on Computer > Properties > Device Manager. Is that any help?
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There's not specifically an easy way without a bit of scripting on your part. I attempted to write you a quick VBScript that would use the WMI_SystemDriver class to enumerate all devices that contained the word "camera" in the description and then stop them.

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A:Enable Services that has been Disable by Administrator

We don't assist in bypassing legal restrictions, please read the TSG Rules before any future posts.
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