Turn on/off Wireless in various Laptop models
Below is a summary of Wireless on/off switches in various laptop models.
Acer (General) – FN+F5
Aspire 1000/1640Z/1690/2012 – Launch Keys above the keyboard
Aspire 16xx (General) the satellite-like launch button above the keyboard
Aspire 2000 Series (less Aspire 2012, See Above) – Button on the Front of the Laptop
Aspire 3005 on the lower right-hand side of your laptop
Aspire 5612 sliding button on the side of the laptop
Aspire 9302 the blue button on the left-hand side of the laptop
Aspire 94xx (General) the key found below the Lock key
Aspire One, in the lower right corner of the palm rest is a small strip with a picture of an antenna on it. An LED to the right of the strip lights to indicate the wireless is turned on.
Extensa 2000/2500 Series – Far Right launch button above the keyboard
Ferrari 3000/3020/3400/4000 – Button on Front of Laptop
Travelmate C Series – Far Left hot key and then choose WLAN from menu that appears
7086/7096 – Button next to the power button
7100 /7104 – Fn+F2
7201 – Wireless key top Right and then Fn+F2
8117 – Small slide switch on the Front of Laptop
M17x – Fn+F2
ASUS (General) – Fn+F2 (some models may have a seperate switch, often on the left-hand side near the USB plug)
F5R – Toggle switch located on the Left side of the notebook
G1S – This laptop supports multi-model switching of the wireless and bluetooth radios via the key command Fn+F2:
1st press: On both Bluetooth / On WiFi
2nd press: Off Bluetooth / On WiFi
3rd press: On Bluetooth / Off WiFi
4th press: Off Bluetooth / Off WiFi
Joybook 5000u-d09 – Fn+F12
General – Fn+F2 or Fn+F8 or Fn+F12
600m – Fn+ F2
E6400 on the right above the headphone and microphone ports, (next to “Dell Wi-Fi Catcher” button.)
Inspiron series (Less 5100, See Below) – Fn+F2
Inspiron 1510/500M/600M/1150 – Fn+F2
Inspiron 1505 – Wireless icon next to the time (lower right hand corner of screen) right-click & turn radio on.
Inspirion 1521 – Sliding switch (WiFi Catcher) is on the right side of the laptop (with light).
Inspiron 1525 – Wireless icon next to the time (lower right hand corner of screen) right-click & turn radio on.
There may also be a little on/off switch on the side or front of the laptop that you need to check is on.
Inspiron 1720 – on/off switch on the left side of the laptop
* Inspiron 5100 – No Built-in Wireless for this model
Inspiron 6000/8600/9300 – Fn+F2
Latitude D400/D500/D600/D610/D400/D500/D600/D610/D620/D800 – Fn+F2
Latitude D630 (D640 and Newer???) – toggle switch on the Left side towards the Front by the PCMCIA slots and headphone jack
Latitude E6400 – Fn+F2
Latitude X300 – Fn+F2
Vostro 1500 – Big button on Left side at rear (No Fn+F# combo to toggle wireless on/off for this model.)
Wifi on D610 – you can also go to the BIOS by pressing F12 on boot, in the WiFi section, choose 1 of the 3 options: *(Off) (By Application) (By pressing Alt+F2)
E-machine (General) – FN+F2
3115 – Slide switch on Front of Laptop (Also has Fn+F5 function)
Fujitsu (General) – Fn+F10
Fujitsu/Siemens (General) – Use either the sliding “Wireless” button on the right-hand side of the laptop or use the Fn+F2 key combo
Some models have the ON/OFF wireless button just below the touchpad.
Amilo A & D Series – Button above the keyboard on top Right
Amilo K Series – No Built-in Wireless for this model
Amilo L/EL Series – Fn+F1
Amilo La Series – Fn+F2
Amilo Li Series – Easy launch button (one of 3) on top of keyboard
Gateway Laptops general – switch on side and then Fn+F2
7805u FX – Wireless toggle is on front right. Software switch is Fn+F2.
Fn is not in normal position and is located on the bottom left of the keyboard where CTRL is typically located.
Gateway NV53 (and other NV series) – touch-sensitive antenna icon above F-keys
Cinema 16100 model use the Fn+F1 key combo
HP (HEWITT-PACKARD) / COMPAQ
HP/Compaq (General Older models) – Button on upper Left on keyboard deck
HP/Compaq (General Newer models) – Button on lower Left below keyboard
Compaq (General) Press and hold the antenna-button on the upper section of your keyboard
* Compaq Armada Services – No Built-in Wireless for this model
Compaq Pavilion ZX5190 – Wireless switch is on the keypad, slightly separate from the keys. It has a wireless symbol on it.
Compaq Presario – Button on the Back
Compaq Presario CQ Series – Button above the keyboard (antenna icon on button)
Compaq Presario M2000 – Button above the keyboard (antenna icon on button)
HP/Compaq 6910p Notebook PC above keyboard to left, 2 buttons to the right of the power button.
(Wireless on/off LED is on the lower left. left of power/standby light.)
HP 600 – Button on lower Left below keyboard
HP NC4000/4010 – Button above Keyboard
HP NC4220 – Button on Left Side of Laptop near USB Port
HP NC6000/6220 – Button above Keyboard
HP NX9010 – Button on Front side of Laptop
HP Omnibook 6200 – Button on Left side of Laptop
HP DV3000 series – LED on front left edge with antenna icon (orange-off, blue-on)
IBM / LENOVO
IBM General – Some models have a wireless slide button on the side of the laptop.
IBM DV series – use the antenna-like button found on the upper section of your keyboard.
IBM R40 – Use the Fn+F5 key-combo.
IBM Thinkpad (General) – Most have software switch or button on Left hand side.
IBM Thinkpad (model not further identified) wireless switch on Front edge of case.
IBM T43/X32 – Fn+F5 – Click “Turn On”
IBM ZD series use the antenna-like button just below the “Lock” key.
Lenevo – button on the front
On most models, Fn+F5 opens the menu to display the wireless radio status
Lenovo T-61 – Slide button on the front of the laptop
Lenovo X61 – Front edge on the bottom half of the clam shell, to the right of center and facing somewhat downward as the bezel is beveled there.
General – Fn+F1 or Fn+F2
General – antenna-like button close to the power switch
U100 – Fn+F11
Easynote B3600 use the Fn+F1
EasyNote E2/MV46/008 – Fn+F1
Easynote W7730, Antenna-like wireless button on the side of the laptop.
MZ36-U024 – Fn+F2
General – Fn+F2 key combo
X54 – Antenna-like button close to the power switch.
General – Blue button found in the middle section of the keyboard
General – Fn+F2
General – Software Switch, “Wireless Device Switch icon” in systems tray (Gray square labled LAN)
(Many models use both a physical and a software switch)
Sony Vaio (General) – Switch on front left
VAIO (General, not further identified) – Button (or slide switch) on the Front Left or Right side
VAIO – VGW-AW125T – Button on Front Left, below keyboard
VAIO – VGN-AX570G – Button on Front Left
VAIO – VGN-B2560 – On top left of Keyboard (light say’s wireless when on)
Companion 811 – Fn+F2
General – Fn+F5 or Fn+F8 or physical switch
A100-078 – Sliding button on the right-hand side of the laptop
Eqium Series – Slide switch on Front of Laptop
Libretto Series – Slide switch on Left hand side
M1 & M2 – Switch on Left side of Laptop, towards front
M40 and M70 – ON/OFF antenna-like button.
Portege & Qosmio Series – Slide switch on the Left hand side
Quantium Series – Slide switch on the Left hand side
R100 – Switch on Right side of Laptop
Satego Series – Slide Switch on the Right hand side
Satellite (General) – Physical switch on front of case, below keyboard deck, to left of center.
(FN+F8 shows wether wireless communications is enabled or disabled. )
Satellite (Model Not further identified) – On the Front of case, below keyboard deck, to left of center, (may require Fn+F8 to turn on)
Satellite 1400/1405 – (may/maynot have wireless) For models w/wireless radios, right side of case, below Floppy Drive.
Satellite L355D-S7825 – switch is on the front edge of the case, below keyboard just left of center.
Satellite A60-S1662 – Slide switch on right side between USB Port and Mic & headphone jacks
Satellite Pro – On the Side or Front
TE2000 – Switch on Left side of Laptop, by volume control
Tecra 2100 – Switch on Left side of Laptop, by volume control
FN+F8 shows whether wireless communications is enabled or disabled.
MAC OS X 10.4.x (Tiger & Earlier)
Open MAc Hard Drive > Applications > Utilities folder > Set the Configure pull-down to Airport.
Make sure the “Airport Power:” says On. (This is the status or your Mac’s Airport card.)
If not, click “Turn Airport On” button.
MAC OS X 10.5.x (Leopard)
Click on the: Apple Icon > System Preferences > Network > Airport > Airport Power – On/Off
Airport power can also be toggled off/on fom the WiFi idon on the top bar menu.
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