Intel Pro Wireless adapters have stopped working. The system reports that the wireless is switched off and tells me to use the hardware switch. This has happened on two identical Asus S6Fs that are just two weeks old. Both could access wireless networks for a few days, then both started giving the same error messages.
We are pretty sure it is a config problem at the hardware/bios level - not driver or higher-level software problem. (Have tried "Repair" and driver package update with no effect.) The fact that both failed in a similar way after a similar time also makes a simple hardware failure seem unlikely.
Hypothesis: Could it be that the power saving features have permanently set a switch to power off the wireless? Both machines worked until a long airplane journey when power saving modes were used. We have now switched off the options to allow power saving to switch off the wireless - but if the switch had been set incorrectly, could it be permanently set to off?