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Windows 7: Wireless adapter stuck in off position due to keyboard issue

05 Apr 2016   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Wireless adapter stuck in off position due to keyboard issue

I have an HP laptop running Windows 7. The keyboard F12 serves as the switch for the wifi. The button is stuck off because the keyboard ribbon is disconnected from the motherboard.

None of my external keyboards include a button for activating wireless. Is there another way to activate it without an external switch?

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05 Apr 2016   #2

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi Brokewire,
have a look at this thread, should fit the bill nicely.
Map Any Key to Any Key on Windows 10, 8, 7, or Vista

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05 Apr 2016   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Why is the keyboard ribbon disconnected ?

Do you need a new keyboard ?

Torch, how would that program work ? The wifi switch is just that, a switch, or sometimes a button. not a key, it may not show up on that list.

Unless using the switch has the same affect as pushing a key ????????
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05 Apr 2016   #4

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brokewire View Post
...The keyboard F12 serves as the switch for the wifi....
It should take a combination of the Fn key plus the F12 key.

The on-screen keyboard that comes with Windows 7 should do include an Fn key.

Start > search for on-screen.....
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 Wireless adapter stuck in off position due to keyboard issue

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