Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L7310GW

Ali, my wife, picked up an Amilo L7310GW laptop computer (from for me today at the local supermarket. The Irish supermarkets are all trying to sell computers recently.

I was becoming tired of hiding in the ‘office’ (4th bedroom) with the desktop and not having the mobility despite having configured the whole house with a wireless network – including 2 original xboxs and a 360)

Imagine my frustration when I found the laptop could do everything except talk to the wireless network. It just refused to see anything. It got worse when I went surfing the web and discovered others with a similar problem.

Even some review sites downgraded their scores because of difficulty in getting the wifi to work. One even suggested ignoring the internal wifi, and buying a separate pcmcia card instead.

And then I came across a forum where one person noticed that the wireless network activated if he sent his laptop into hibernation and then woke it again.

Another site mentioned a hot key that enabled and disabled the wifi connectivity on a different model of Amilo.

And then I saw the light! The fn + F1 combination enabled and disabled the wifi. A simple 2 button key press and my network popped up. So easy … when one knows how.

Fujitsu-Siemens need to improve the documentation on this – including on their website. Soem of the most popular documentation on the site was on configuring the wifi but none of it clearly showed this on/off status for the wireless internals.

So after several hours of messing about, and worrying about returning the laptop, I can relax again and start to transfer my documents across to my new found mobility.

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  2. >Thanks!Just had a similar problem with Amilo L7310 Laptop and thanks to your post it was quickly solved. :)Fn+F1 – so simple! :DP.S. Sorry for previous post, just wanted to correct spelling mistake… 😉

  3. Sonia

     /  April 24, 2013

    Oh! Blessings! I tried all other buttons, variations, installed things, almost kicked the cat… And now its actually working!


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