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Is there a software fix for a broken wifi switch?

By comptech499 ·
So I've come across multiple laptops with broken wireless switches. I've also seen many answers that require taking apart the computer, or reinstalling drivers and such.

I want to know...is there a way to enable wireless without the switch? Maybe a line in the registry? Command at the command prompt? Or, here's a thought for an overpriced OS...a software toggle?

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Yes

by Wizard-09 In reply to Is there a software fix f ...

Fn and f2 if f2 is the sign for the wireless, that should work for you ?

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No Go

by comptech499 In reply to Yes

Its an older Vaio. The f2 button was something else. What about a registry tweak? Service tweak? Something in the properties of the wireless card, which by the way actually shows up with no errors.

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Intel

by Wizard-09 In reply to No Go

Wireless program, maybe that will help you out maybe let you manage the wireless card from it.

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Thanks

by comptech499 In reply to Intel

I'll take a look around.

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That Depends

by oldbaritone In reply to Is there a software fix f ...

on the make/model of the computer. Some do, some don't.

Also, some wireless configuration software has Radio On/Radio Off capability.

Look around for a manufacturer's wifi driver package with a configuration dashboard, and you may be able to enable/disable in software, even if the physical switch is broken.

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