Home Forums Tech Helproom Help needed to Turn on WiFi on Netbook Tech Helproom | Windows Help | Apple Help | Digital Home & Smartphones Help | Consumer Rights Advice | Games | Speakers Corner | Beta Testing Forum Rules | Contact Forum Editor | Report a Post Help needed to Turn on WiFi on Netbook schmollies 11:34 24 Jul 2012 Locked Answered Hi, I have a Zoostorm netbook but it will not connect to my home router. It does connect at my office, in hotspots and worked fine recently in the USA. I have another larger Dell laptop & this connects no problem at home. So it seems that the Wifi on the netbook must be working & the router must be working but why cant they connect with each other? Using Windows 7, ISP is Talk Talk & the Router is a fairly old Siemens. Any ideas? Ray Clapton is God 12:08 24 Jul 2012 Have you entered the details of your home router (network name and password) into the netbook? recap 12:25 24 Jul 2012 Ensure that Wifi is active, it may have been disabled in transport, Fn/F2 should turn the WiFi back on. robin_x 12:31 24 Jul 2012 Check that security setting matches on both (WEP, WPA OR WPA2). WPA2 is the recommended most secure. schmollies 12:53 24 Jul 2012 Thanks for the replies so far. To try & activate the WiFi, I have to press FN/F2 but nothing happens; ie the usual little light flickering light comes on to say it is active. Until I can "open" this I can't enter the router details into the netbook! No problem with my other laptop. I am baffled! Ray Clapton is God 13:40 24 Jul 2012 schmollies But you've already told us that the netbook's wi-fi works fine on other networks so it must be active. recap 13:58 24 Jul 2012 I don't know the netbook you have schmollies, is there a Networkplaces icon in the Start menu? If there is you could add to a network. schmollies 14:00 24 Jul 2012 Hi Mr Clapton, Sorry if I have confused you and others. I can turn the wifi on by pressing FN/F2 in other hotspots & log on to the internet,so yes the wifi does connect on the netbook. It is just at home that I cannot turn on the wifi, when I press FN/F2 nothing happens. Until I can turn it on, I can't enter the router details. Ray Clapton is God 14:12 24 Jul 2012 So, at the risk of sounding facetious, why don't you go to one of those other hotspots, switch on the wi-fi, leave it switched on and then go home. The wi-fi should still be active when you get home. If it isn't, report back here. On another note, why do you need to turn the wi-fi on and off, anyway? onthelimit1 16:39 24 Jul 2012 Unless by 'turn on', you mean 'connect'? If so, you may be entering the wrong security code. schmollies 20:19 24 Jul 2012 Answer Hi All, Problem now solved. Wifi on netbook was not enabled. Thanks for your help. Ray This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.