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    Automaticaly turn on wireless capability at startup

    Hello,

    I have a problem with the switch button for my wireless network adapter on my laptop. It doesn't turn the radio on when the laptop restarts. I suppose, it stays on off no matter what the button position is.

    So at every boot one has to:
    - wait until it fails, (so all programs needing network at startup fail too)
    - click on the network icon in the system tray, diagnose and repair
    - wait for Vista to work out that there is no wireless connectivity,
    - click on turn on wireless connectivity then wait until Vista repairs itself.

    After that is works happily until the next reboot.
    I repeat - it is not some software option. The on/off switch doesn't work (nor the function key).

    Question 1 Can I switch on the connectivity on startup to allow this to
    happen seamlessly. Is there a cmd command which I can setup to run at startup.

    Question 2 Is there some way of creating a shortcut
    which would allow the click of one button rather than going through the
    learning experience each time that the connectivity requires to be switched
    on.

    Thanks for reading

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    Re: Automaticaly turn on wireless capability at startup

    First, what type of laptop have you got? What make and model is it?
    Have you had a look in your bios to see if there is a default state for the wireless.
    My backup laptop has wireless and boots with it is the same state as it was when the system is closed down.
    You may have to change the order of things that start up when you switch on your laptop or even put in a delay for some programs so that they do not start untill your laptop is connected to the wireless network.

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    Re: Automaticaly turn on wireless capability at startup

    I don't think it matters, but I have Asus F3SV.
    Yes, i searched the bios for an option, there isn't such.

    I wish i had like your laptop, but mine starts every time with radio turned off.

    When it starts, the diode for Wireless does not emit light, after vista repairs it, it starts to. That diode shows, if the radio is enabled. It should be controlled by the switch.

    It is not really fatal, that some programs fail at startup, its that I have to "turn on wireless capability" every time it boots. It is very anoying, you know.

    Is there no such command, to turn on wireless capability without going through the diagnose and repair?? Or perhaps some kind of tool, which instructs Vista to turn the radio on without diagnosing (after all, i know why it can't connect, but there is no such option to choose)


    Thanks for replying

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    Re: Automaticaly turn on wireless capability at startup

    When you go into Manage Wireless Networks is your wireless network set to connect automatically?

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    Re: Automaticaly turn on wireless capability at startup

    i suppose you mean this (see pic)

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    Re: Automaticaly turn on wireless capability at startup

    Yes. If that is done and you cannot find any other fault or error then I would think that you have, as you already stated a faulty switch that needs professional attention.

    Unless you are brave enough to open the casing of your laptop and have a look round - normally an easy job if you know what you are doing or looking for.

    See if you can find a service manual for your specific laptop and have a look at the procedure.

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    Re: Automaticaly turn on wireless capability at startup

    I will open it with pleasure, but it is in warranty.
    So I must be absolutely sure there is no software solution.
    And what is the chance that i could fix it? Not big.
    I could let it be repaired by asus, which are at best 10 days off. That i cannot afford.

    Such thing as service manual or motherboard map or something is for laptops nowhere to find. Those things get not published.

    Today I thought, it shoud be easy to invoke the diagnose utility or turn the antenna on or off from command prompt. But, as it seems, its something no one needs and therefore no one knows how it is done.

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    Re: Automaticaly turn on wireless capability at startup

    You can find the manual here

    ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-

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    Re: Automaticaly turn on wireless capability at startup

    Those manuals are about how to put your battery on.

    I did find somewhat as solution:
    At startup one can start the Windows Mobility Center, there are a couple of options and one of them is to turn the antenna of the wireless card on or off. So this is much more comfortable and time inexpensive, but not perfect.

    I'm searching for another solution and if i find such, i'll post.

    Thanks

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    Re: Automaticaly turn on wireless capability at startup

    This is not an Asus problem. The original poster doesnt need to worry about looking through his manual or contacting Asus. Its a Vista problem. Why?

    Because Im using a brand new Lenovo T500 and have the EXACT same problem. No idea how to fix it. Ive been googling for suggestions which is how I found this thread.

    Turn on computer.
    No wireless connectivity.
    Have windows diagnose problem.
    Says, "Wireless capability has been turned off on this computer."
    Ask it to turn capability back on.
    Everything works fine.

    You have to do it every single time you turn on or reboot the conmputer. Its beyond annoying and there should be some fix out there somewhere.

    (Yes, my computer has a wireless antena switch on the front of the keyboard. Yes it is turned on and stays turned on. This is not the problem either.)

    Anyone know?

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