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Can't turn on wireless radio

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#1 Duircein


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Posted 07 March 2011 - 12:51 AM

I cannot turn on my wireless radio. My kids were using the laptop within arms reach playing Wizard 101 when it lost connection. It did not appear to be a hardware issue since the laptop was just sitting on the table at the time, but I am not ruling it out. I uninstalled the hardware and reinstalled with no luck. I ran a Hijack This log as follows:

EDIT: HJT log removed, no indication of malware, HJT logs not to be used for system troublehooting of system issues, logs not permitted in Vista forum ~ Hamluis.

Please let me know what I need to do to isolate the problem. When I hardwire into the router, I have no problems. Also other wireless devices do not have problems connecting. I try to turn on the wireless radio and it never seems to turn on. I changed some settings to not allow the radio to be turned off, but that did not help either. Please let me know what I need to do.

Thank you

Edit: Sorry the computer is a Lenovo laptop with Vista Home Premium SP2. Pentium dual-core T4200 @2GHz, 3GB RAM. I do not appear to be having any other problems. It could be hardware, but I am having a hard time figuring it out.

Edited by hamluis, 07 March 2011 - 01:21 PM.

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#2 SunnySkyguy


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Posted 07 March 2011 - 01:48 AM

Dear Duircein,
Do you know how to manage your startups... that PC must run like a slug... I suggest Mike Lin's Startup monitor or better... www.Winpatrol.com . WHen you got it under control Taskmgr processes should be under 40 for VIsta after boot for decent performance. ( < 30 for XP and <50 for win7,, although half the above is possible. )

THen toggle your WIFI Fn key ... Mine is Fn & F2
Report Device Mgr Status for your Network Wireless adapter.


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#3 Duircein

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 08:45 PM

Broadcom 802.11g Network adapter shows device as working properly, but when I go to turn it on. I have also unchecked the box to allow the computer to power down the wireless radio when not in use, but it still does not stay on.

Thanks on the startup. I don't use the computer that much but I guess over time it has collected some start ups.

Still no luck.

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