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02-22-2012 05:03 PM
Hi, I have a problem with wireless adapter on my HP dv6-6135dx notebook. After installation of Win7 (x64) system and all of latest drivers for devices*, I found that I cannot turn on the wireless by pressing F12 on keyboard. It is simply not responding. F12 key is otherwise functional, I tested it with keyboard tester software, and other special function keys are working normally. Ralink wireless adapter is detected by system, it means that power and hardware of the adapter is partially functional.
Question is what can I do to eventually bypass keyboard switch and see is wireless adapter functional, or other way to check is problem with adapter or somewhere else. When I opened lid and tested wireless adapter visually, everything looks normal.
*Bluetooth driver installation software requires that Wi-Fi adapter is on, that driver could not be installed because of problem.
02-26-2012 05:01 PM
Update on the wireless start problem:
I found solution to the problem actually when I have restored the old system, and when it automatically installed HP connection manager. From that I succeed to switch on wireless.
I could not imagine that this app. is really necessary, it should be all included in the driver for wireless adapter, and switching to be done from windows if not only by key switch. A connection manager is only application, and users should be free to select which application to install or not.