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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:44 pm 
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OK,

I bought a batch of identical cf-18 Mk5 toughbooks, CF-18NCQZXVM, and have started to put the OS back in using factory restore disks.

MY PROBLEM, when trying to access the WIFI, the intel icon on the bottom bar says when I click on it to turn on wifi with the hardware switch. I know some models had actual switches but these do not. I tried turning the switches from the software in the intel software, but get the same message to turn on the hardware switch.

I see no switch, I found no icon on the keyboard for a function key activation, I've read over the manual and it doesnt say anything about a hardware switch that I can find, I've tried the function F8 for bluetooth but no joy, and I've checked int he bios and thats enabled.

I open a few up and they infact have intel 2915 cards installed, the device manager shows them installed, so I havent any more clues.

What am I missing? anyone have an idea what will make them work?

Thanks,

Sam


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:23 pm 
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Post the BIOS version. It may be a special bios with wifi locked.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:10 pm 
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Intel upgrade to latest version?
I have some success with ICS dx32 dot exe if not already installed.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:34 pm 
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Bios V5.00L10
Emb V5.00L11

Will try a intel upgrade now........

Thanks (crossing fingers)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:54 pm 
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The exact message is "The hardware radio switch is off. to enable wireless, turn on the hardware radio switch"


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:04 pm 
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update didnt work


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:18 pm 
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In control panel device manager network adapter Intel 2915? is the box unticked under advanced tab? I'm fairly certain you have checked this but.....

I have had to install Intel Wireless just to turn the radio on a couple times.

Still thinking.:)

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:18 pm 
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Under the advanced tab I have showing, AdHoc Channel, and 802.11b/g checked.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:39 pm 
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Sam! Try to reinstall the wireless Lan switch application. This is different from wireless switch utility.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:50 pm 
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Teo You are the man. I was searcing the panny site and realized I didnt have the switch utility aplication at all, and once I installed it, it works, and I got the little lighting bolt. You were spot on. Thanks guys........


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