Go Back   Wireless and Wifi Forums > Wireless Networks (Wifi) > Troubleshooting
Register FAQ Forum Rules Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Advertise Mark Forums Read

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-17-2008, 04:36 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2
Default Sony Vaio Wireless Network Connection problems

I have a sony vaio VGN-NR32M laptop. I have been able to connect to the internet using the internal wifi LAN but for some reason it has stopped working.
When I start the laptop the wireless LAN green light comes on at the front of the laptop for a few seconds when it is booting, than the light goes out.
The error message always reads ' Turn on wireless capability'.
But it is turned on!!
CAN ANYONE HELP?
Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-07-2009, 12:58 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by londonguy007 View Post
I have a sony vaio VGN-NR32M laptop. I have been able to connect to the internet using the internal wifi LAN but for some reason it has stopped working.
When I start the laptop the wireless LAN green light comes on at the front of the laptop for a few seconds when it is booting, than the light goes out.
The error message always reads ' Turn on wireless capability'.
But it is turned on!!
CAN ANYONE HELP?
Thanks
Hi!

Did you fixed this? I have the same problem with my VAIO. It was working fine and then, one day, it wouldn't detect any networks.
Led light was on and in Device Manager wireless adapter is installed and working correctly.. I know my network is working fine because my husband can conect to it.

Next day the led light went off even if the swich is turned on and the error message ask me to turn on wireless capability.

I don't know what to do next!
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-07-2009, 08:16 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2
Default Fixed!

Quote:
Originally Posted by kharrol View Post
Hi!

Did you fixed this? I have the same problem with my VAIO. It was working fine and then, one day, it wouldn't detect any networks.
Led light was on and in Device Manager wireless adapter is installed and working correctly.. I know my network is working fine because my husband can conect to it.

Next day the led light went off even if the swich is turned on and the error message ask me to turn on wireless capability.

I don't know what to do next!
FIXED!!!!!
I know how frustrating is to look for help and find a lot of people asking and no answers, so this is how I fixed it:

I went to the sony support website. There they have some instructions about how to troubleshoot a wireless LAN connection issue.

What it worked for me was to Reinstall the original wireless adapter driver. Uninstall the driver from device manager and reinstall it from the VAIO Recovery software.
Here you have the instructions:

Follow this procedure to remove a device from Device Manager.
1. Click the Start button and then click Control Panel .
2. In the Control Panel window, click System and Maintenance .
3. In the System and Maintenance window, click Device Manager .
NOTE: If prompted for an administrator password or a User Account Control prompt is displayed, type the appropriate password or click Continue .
4. In the Device Manager window, double-click the category icon of the device to be removed.
5. Under the Device Manager category , click to select the device to be removed.
6. On the menu bar , click Action .
7. On the Action menu, click Uninstall .
8. In the Confirm Device Uninstall window, click the OK button.
9. In the Device Manager window, click the X in the upper right corner to close the window.
NOTES:
o When the computer restarts, the operating system will find the device and install the driver.
o If the operating system is unable to automatically find the driver, download and install the desired driver from the Sonyģ eSupport Web site at Sony eSupport - Electronics.

I did that, and after restarting the computer, the driver auto-installed and everything was ok!

Hope that helps!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-30-2009, 02:05 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1
Default Fixed! + extra

thanks kharrol, i tried it for my vaio vgn-nr10e/s and it "quite" worked.
if you tried kharrols method and you didn't get the required result, you could try this:
1. Follow kharrols instructions in reaching the device manager.
2. select the device (the wireless adapter)
3. Right click on the device and disable the device
4. right click on the device again and uninstall it.
5. restart your computer

on restart, the device will be automatically installed and ready to use, if not, enable it from the device manager. that should work.
Dewunmi
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-28-2010, 01:09 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1
Lightbulb what solved my VAIO wireless problem..

hi guys i hope this can help ..
i did this to my VAIO SR by coincidence and it solved my "wireless capabilities turned off" problem.
- turn the wireless and bluetooth on by the hardware switch or button or Fn+
- close the wireless switch software ( the wireless icon on the windows bar )
- hibernate the laptop
- take off the laptop battery and take the power cable off
- wait for around 1 min.
- put everything back in place and start the laptop, you should be able to see the wireless working now.
- make sure the bluetooth and wireless are working
- go to control panel and uninstall the wireless switch software
- restart you laptop and everything should be working fire and smooth now.

i hope this helps, it worked for me

Regards
AK
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-31-2010, 12:15 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1
Default Sony Vaio Wireless not operating on Vista

Suspect a conflict between Vista and Sony - Remove the "Vaio control center" and let windows control the wireless - enable the Network adapter in the device manager by right clicking and selecting "Enable". Worked for me.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 08-20-2010, 06:04 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1
Default Same kind of problem with F series and Windows 7 home premium

The machine starts fine, connects to a wireless router then a couple of minutes later it drops the connection - have it reset the wireless adapter and it will run for a few more minutes and drop the connection again..... and so on...
I doubt it is the router - the same problem happens on multiple wireless networks/routers - netgear, cisco, liksys...
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 08-29-2010, 11:38 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 2
Default

Check if the network card is Intel Centrino(R) Advanced N6200 AGN and driver version 13.1.1.1. The version of driver is faulty. I had the same problem updated to the next version 13.2.1.5. That solved the issue.
check this thread Wireless Keeps turning itself off??!! - Page 3.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 04-05-2012, 10:16 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kharrol View Post
FIXED!!!!!

I did that, and after restarting the computer, the driver auto-installed and everything was ok!

Hope that helps!
Thanks, this worked for me.

I've got a Vaio Z from 08' and thought the network card had finally gone but I guess it was just some strange driver hiccup. Thanks again!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
lan, laptop, sony, wifi


« Tl-wr740n | Belkin Wireless-g PCI Drivers for Win Server2003? »
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can't connect to Internet via wireless despite wireless indicating connected mb667584 Network Troubleshooting 53 10-19-2012 09:33 AM
Lost Wireless Networking Capabilities on Sony VAIO VGN-S260P wirewing Network Troubleshooting 4 09-13-2009 02:32 PM
From Internet to Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi): A Study of Wi-Fi Public Hotspots Users. EsPUdeh@gmail.com alt.internet.wireless 1 07-31-2006 08:26 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:28 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45