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Old 09-01-11, 13:29
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Default "Turn Wireless On" is greyed out for wireless card - Windows Mobility Center

I have a Toshiba Satellite Laptop runing Windows 7.

I bought this computer a year ago, and have never used my wireless card.

I'm trying to enable it, and when I go to Windows Mobility Center, the "Turn Wireless On" command is greyed out.

Under Device Manager, it indicates that my wireless card, a Realtek RTL819SE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC, is working properly. I went to the driver tab and disabled it and then enabled it again just to make sure, but that didn't affect this problem.

Can anyone tell me how to enable my wireless card?
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Old 09-01-11, 15:15
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Default Re: "Turn Wireless On" is greyed out for wireless card - Windows Mobility Center

Look for a switch on the front, or try something like Control and the function key with the wireless symbol on it, by pressing both at the same time. My Acer Netbook, it is Ctrl-F2, but may be different on yours.
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Default Re: "Turn Wireless On" is greyed out for wireless card - Windows Mobility Center

1. Look for a button or slider to turn the wireless on (I think Toshiba might have something on the bottom). My laptops and netbooks use a key combo but some laptops have a switch.
2. Make sure wireless service is turned on by doing the following:
Click Start, type services.msc, then press Enter.
Scroll down to "WLAN AutoConfig" and right click on it and select Properties. Set it to Automatic and not Disabled, and press the Start button, then click OK.
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Default Re: "Turn Wireless On" is greyed out for wireless card - Windows Mobility Center

I have the same problem. Every forum says I need to press the Fn + the wireless key (which is Fn + F5 for my Lenovo Y410) but when I press it, a crossed out wireless logo pops up on the lower right corner and nothing else happens. It seems like the key is good for disabling wireless and fails to turn back on. The Mobility Center button is grayed out for no reason. Any help? Geez... it is so easy on the MacBook! What's MS thinking!
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Default Re: "Turn Wireless On" is greyed out for wireless card - Windows Mobility Center

Hi hackingbear and welcome to MGs.
According to the user manual, there is a wireless/bluetooth switch on the front edge of your laptop. ( http://consumerdl.lenovo.com.cn/User...ide%20V1.0.pdf - Page 19)
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Hi hackingbear and welcome to MGs.
According to the user manual, there is a wireless/bluetooth switch on the front edge of your laptop. ( http://consumerdl.lenovo.com.cn/User...ide%20V1.0.pdf - Page 19)
Ah... that works! Never notice there is a switch in front of the laptop, in addition to the Fn key. And never thought about user manual is still useful.

Thanks a lot!!!
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