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enabling wireless on Lenovo

by guildencrantz / October 15, 2015 10:41 PM PDT

I have a t420 running Win 7. Coincidence or not, a dog knocked it over and since then I have no WiFi.
I have checked and found no physical switch.
the wireless adapter appears to be enabled.
I am connected to an Actiontec C1000a via ethernet at the moment supplied by CenturyLink.
There doesn't seem to be any download associated with the Actiontec.

Thanks for any help!

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Since it can be broken
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 16, 2015 6:12 AM PDT

My cheap exit would be to add some USB WiFi stick. These run under 20 dollars and far cheaper than repair shops.

Lenovo might use some Fn+Fkey combo but as you own this I think you would know and try that key. Since that failed, your cheap fix is the USB WiFi stick.

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solved!
by guildencrantz / October 16, 2015 9:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Since it can be broken

Thank you, I realized I had one of those ("Ralink") on an old machine. It's a trooper and I'm back on.

(Yes I had tried Fn+F5 to no effect)

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