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  1. #21
    Thank you very much

  2. #22

    Sharing!!!!

    great info! sharing w my co-workers!


    Quote Originally Posted by kc1111111111 View Post
    ACER
    Acer (General) - FN+F5
    Aspire 1000/1640Z/1690/2012 - Launch Keys above the keyboard
    Aspire 16xx (General) the satellite-like launch button above the keyboard
    Aspire 2000 Series (less Aspire 2012, See Above) - Button on the Front of the Laptop
    Aspire 3005 on the lower right-hand side of your laptop
    Aspire 3500 -
    Aspire 5612 sliding button on the side of the laptop
    Aspire 9302 the blue button on the left-hand side of the laptop
    Aspire 94xx (General) the key found below the Lock key
    Aspire One, in the lower right corner of the palm rest is a small strip with a picture of an antenna on it. An LED to the right of the strip lights to indicate the wireless is turned on.
    Aspire One Series ZG5 -
    Extensa 2000/2500 Series - Far Right launch button above the keyboard
    Ferrari 3000/3020/3400/4000 - Button on Front of Laptop
    Travelmate C Series - Far Left hot key and then choose WLAN from menu that appears

    ADVENT
    7086/7096 - Button next to the power button
    7100 /7104 - Fn+F2
    7201 - Wireless key top Right and then Fn+F2
    8117 - Small slide switch on the Front of Laptop

    Alienware
    M17x - Fn+F2

    ASUS
    ASUS (General) - Fn+F2 (some models may have a seperate switch)
    F5R - Toggle switch located on the Left side of the notebook
    G1S - This laptop supports multi-model switching of the wireless and bluetooth radios via the key command Fn+F2:
    1st press: On both Bluetooth / On WiFi
    2nd press: Off Bluetooth / On WiFi
    3rd press: On Bluetooth / Off WiFi
    4th press: Off Bluetooth / Off WiFi

    BENQ
    Joybook 5000u-d09 - Fn+F12

    DELL

    General - Fn+F2 or Fn+F8 or Fn+F12
    600m - Fn+ F2
    E6400 on the right above the headphone and microphone ports, (next to "Dell Wi-Fi Catcher" button.)
    Inspiron series (Less 5100, See Below) - Fn+F2
    Inspiron 1510/500M/600M/1150 - Fn+F2
    Inspiron 1505 - Wireless icon next to the time (lower right hand corner of screen) right-click & turn radio on.
    Inspirion 1521 - Sliding switch (WiFi Catcher) is on the right side of the laptop (with light).
    Inspiron 1525 - Wireless icon next to the time (lower right hand corner of screen) right-click & turn radio on.
    There may also be a little on/off switch on the side or front of the laptop that you need to check is on.
    Inspiron 1720 - on/off switch on the left side of the laptop
    * Inspiron 5100 - No Built-in Wireless for this model
    Inspiron 6000/8600/9300 - Fn+F2
    Latitude D400/D500/D600/D610/D400/D500/D600/D610/D620/D800 - Fn+F2
    Latitude D630 (D640 and Newer???) - toggle switch on the Left side towards the Front by the PCMCIA slots and headphone jack
    Latitude E6400 - Fn+F2
    Latitude X300 - Fn+F2
    Vostro 1500 - Big button on Left side at rear (No Fn+F# combo to toggle wireless on/off for this model.)
    XPS1210 -
    *Wifi activation on Dell d610*
    Wifi on D610. You can also go to the BIOS by pressing F12 on boot,
    In the WiFi section, choose 1 of the 3 options:
    *(Off) (By Application) (By pressing Alt+F2)

    E-MACHINES
    E-machine (General) - FN+F2

    E-System
    3115 - Slide switch on Front of Laptop (Also has Fn+F5 function)

    FUJITSU/SIEMENS
    Fujitsu (General) - Fn+F10
    Fujitsu/Siemens (General) - Use either the sliding “Wireless” button on the right-hand side of the laptop or use the Fn+F2 key combo
    Some models have the ON/OFF wireless button just below the touchpad.
    Amilo A & D Series - Button above the keyboard on top Right
    Amilo K Series - No Built-in Wireless for this model
    Amilo L/EL Series - Fn+F1
    Amilo La Series - Fn+F2
    Amilo Li Series - Easy launch button (one of 3) on top of keyboard

    GATEWAY
    Gateway Laptop (Not Further Identified0 - Switch on side and then Fn+F2
    7805u FX - Wireless toggle is on front right. Software switch is Fn+F2.
    Fn is not in normal position and is located on the bottom left of the keyboard where CTRL is typically located.

    Gericom
    Cinema 16100 model use the Fn+F1 key combo

    HP (HEWITT-PACKARD) / COMPAQ
    HP/Compaq (General Older models) - Button on upper Left on keyboard deck
    HP/Compaq (General Newer models) - Button on lower Left below keyboard
    Compaq (General) Press and hold the antenna-button on the upper section of your keyboard
    * Compaq Armada Services - No Built-in Wireless for this model
    Compaq Pavilion ZX5190 - Wireless switch is on the keypad, slightly separate from the keys. It has a wireless symbol on it.
    Compaq Presario - Button on the Back
    Compaq Presario CQ Series - Button above the keyboard (antenna icon on button)
    Compaq Presario M2000 - Button above the keyboard (antenna icon on button)
    HP/Compaq 6910p Notebook PC above keyboard to left, 2 buttons to the right of the power button.
    (Wireless on/off LED is on the lower left. left of power/standby light.)
    HP 600 - Button on lower Left below keyboard
    HP NC4000/4010 - Button above Keyboard
    HP NC4220 - Button on Left Side of Laptop Near USB Port
    HP NC6000/6220 - Button above Keyboard
    HP NX9010 - Button on Front side of Laptop
    HP Omnibook 6200 - Button on Left side of Laptop

    IBM / LENOVO
    IBM General - Some models have the wireless slide button on the side of the laptop.
    IBM DV series - use the antenna-like button found on the upper section of your keyboard.
    IBM R40 - Use the Fn+F5 key-combo.
    IBM Thinkpad (General) - Most have software switch or button on Left hand side.
    IBM Thinkpad (model not further identified) wireless switch on Front edge of case.
    IBM T43/X32 - Fn+F5 -Click "Turn On"
    IBM ZD series use the antenna-like button just below the “Lock” key.
    Lenevo - button on the front
    On most models, Fn+F5 opens the menu to display the wireless radio status
    Lenovo T-61 - Slide button on the front of the laptop
    Lenovo X61 - Front edge on the bottom half of the clam shell, to the right of center and facing somewhat downward as the bezel is beveled there.

    MEDION
    General - Fn+F1 or Fn+F2

    MSI
    General - Antenna-like button close to the power switch
    U100 - Fn+F11

    PACKARD BELL
    Easynote B3600 use the Fn+F1
    EasyNote E2/MV46/008 - Fn+F1
    Easynote W7730, Antenna-like wireless button on the side of the laptop.
    MZ36-U024 - Fn+F2

    PHILIPS
    General - Fn+F2 key combo
    X54 - Antenna-like button close to the power switch.

    SAMSUNG
    General - Blue button found in the middle section of the keyboard

    SHARP
    General - Fn+F2

    SONY
    General - Software Switch, "Wireless Device Switch icon" in systems tray (Gray square labled LAN)
    (Many models use both a physical and a software switch)
    Sony Vaio (General) - Switch on front left
    VAIO (General, not further identified) - Button (or slide switch) on the Front Left or Right side
    VAIO - VGW-AW125T - Button on Front Left, below keyboard
    VAIO - VGN-AX570G - Button on Front Left
    VAIO - VGN-B2560 - On top left of Keyboard (light say's wireless when on)

    TARGA
    Companion 811 - Fn+F2

    TOSHIBA
    General - Fn+F5 or Fn+F8 or physical switch
    A100-078 - Sliding button on the right-hand side of the laptop
    Eqium Series - Slide switch on Front of Laptop
    Libretto Series - Slide switch on Left hand side
    M1 & M2 - Switch on Left side of Laptop, towards Front
    M40 and M70 - ON/OFF antenna-like button.
    Portege & Qosmio Series - Slide switch on the Left hand side
    Quantium Series - Slide switch on the Left hand side
    R100 - Switch on Right side of Laptop
    Satego Series - Slide Switch on the Right hand side
    Satellite (General) - Physical switch on front of case, below keyboard deck, to left of center.
    (FN+F8 shows wether wireless communications is enabled or disabled. )
    Satellite (Model Not further identified) - On the Front of case, below keyboard deck, to left of center, (may require Fn+F8 to turn on)
    Satellite 1400/1405 - (may/maynot have wireless) For models w/wireless radios, right side of case, below Floppy Drive.
    Satellite L355D-S7825 - switch is on the front edge of the case, below keyboard just left of center.
    Satellite A60-S1662 - Slide switch on right side between USB Port and Mic & headphone jacks
    Satellite Pro - On the Side or Front
    TE2000 - Switch on Left side of Laptop, by volume control
    Tecra 2100 - Switch on Left side of Laptop, by volume control
    FN+F8 shows whether wireless communications is enabled or disabled.

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    For MAC/Apple Based Computers

    MAC OS X 10.4.x (Tiger & Earlier)
    Open MAc Hard Drive > Applications > Utilities folder > Set the Configure pull-down to Airport.
    Make sure the "Airport Power:" says On. (This is the status or your Mac's Airport card.)
    If not, click "Turn Airport On" button.

    MAC OS X 10.5.x (Leopard)
    Click on the: Apple Icon > System Preferences > Network > Airport > Airport Power - On/Off
    Airport power can also be toggled off/on fom the WiFi idon on the top bar menu.
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    This list is a compilation of information gathered both internally and externally by numerous tech support agents from a variety of sources. It is not all enclusive and is subject to change as more information is gathered on both older and newer, makes and models of computers & wireless radio equipment

  3. #23
    You must go on Bios by pressing F12 on boot and in section WiFi choose one of the three options

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