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Cant change state of wirelss radio on Lenovo Thinkpad W500

Posted on 2009-04-15
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when pressing the FN+F5 key combination I get the message "Unable to change Power state of 802.11 wireless radio"  I can click do not show me this agian to remove the error, but the option to turn off or on the wireless radio is missing.  The only option is to turn on or off bluetooth.
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is the physical switch in the on position?
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yes
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Wireless works just cant change the state with the FN+F5 key combination.  I have had this issue on other models and usually it was a combination of drivers but I cannot figure out what driver is missing, corrupt, or needs to be updated.
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after patching all windows updates and restarting it worked.
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