Networking & Wireless forum

General discussion

Can't turn on my wireless

by nraoof / June 24, 2006 1:29 PM PDT

I have a 1 week old Sony Vaio running Windows XP Professional. I accessed the wireless network at work, but now all of a sudden can't turn my wireless on. The Bluetooth is still working, and the Intel PROset/Wireless keeps telling me to turn the wireless hardware switch on (already on). I have noticed that when I turn the switch on, instead of one "dingle-dongle", I hear multiples (sometimes two or three). Is this faulry hardware or software?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Can't turn on my wireless
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Can't turn on my wireless
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
One week old?
by Coryphaeus / June 24, 2006 11:19 PM PDT

I think your first call should be to Sony.

Collapse -
Re: Wireless Problems
by basesloaded190 / June 26, 2006 3:18 PM PDT

Go check your network connections.

(In WinXP) Go to start>network conections. Find your wireless conection, right click on it, and select "view avaliable wireless networks." Refresh the list if you can't see any networks. If you still can't see any, a call to Sony may indeed be necisary.

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?