Gateway laptop, wifi wont turn on, fn keys not working.

Mordapie

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Im going out of my mind trying to fix this laptop. Yesterday i got my gateway laptop, believe the model is NE56R52u, to a reset and set it up to be my own. It had windows 10 on it and it was working fine. Today the wifi wouldn't turn on. I looked around and i reinstalled the windows 7 i got with it. Ive come to realize i severely messed up and i turned off the wifi with the fn+f3(wifi button) but now the fn key isnt doing anything. Ive been trying for hours to search for different solutions, how to unlock it, going into BIOS, every site i could possible go on and its stuck in windows 7 with the network off. And i believe i could have fixed this if i was still in windows 10, i actually wish to go back to windows 10 as well if possible. Im frustrated beyond belief and i just want to get this laptop working again. Please help
 
Hi,

Have you tried to check Device Manager if you can enable the Wireless adapter?
- Go to Device Manager and expand Network adapters.
- Right click on your wireless adapter and see if you have an Enable option, select it then check if you have your wireless connection back.
- If these will not work, uninstall/reinstall the wireless adapter.
- In Device Manager right click on the wifi adapter then select Uninstall.
- Download and install the latest driver from Gateway support site.
- Here's the link: http://us.gateway.com/gw/en/US/content/drivers-downloads
- Just choose the correct OS and wifi adapter you've uninstalled.
 

Mordapie

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Hmm, under network adapters there is no wireless adapter. Only two Bluetooth devices. I believe i might of turned it off from the fn+f3 button, but it's not working
 

Mordapie

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Well. No wireless adapter under the hidden network adapters. Just Microsoft ISATAP adapter and a bunch of wan miniports.. One is labeled as network monitor... Is there a way to get these fn keys to work maybe?
 

deerlabs

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Feb 27, 2016
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turn off your laptop,remove the battery, be sure the charger is unpluged, press power button for 2 minutes,reconnect the battery, turn on the laptop, if not fixed, try to press function key again.
 

Tr____

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Try this...hold down the (Fn) key, and hold down the Windows Key and hit the F key with the wifi symbol on it. I tried everything and nothing worked but as soon as I did this it immediately came on and connected.
 

Moustakalis

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Jul 10, 2016
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Also consider checking the model of your laptop. Some laptops from no-name companies that get parts from here and there sometimes require drivers for EVERYTHING(from usb ports to built-in wireless or sound).
 

Emilyrose115

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Sep 23, 2016
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I have been running around changing Command Prompts. Checking registries and the VPN!!! Well on my Gateway laptop the fn3 is the wireless key.. I was told to press fn-fn3. Never worked. Untill I hit just the Fn3 key by itself. Fixed!!!!
 

rheman

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Nov 13, 2016
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Hello. I am using gateway NV47H and I have the same problem and I don't know what to do. I have tried everything mentioned under this post but nothong happen. Could someone help me. (The wifi symbol il under de F3 keyboard but when I hit the require button to enable the wifi the bluetooth is activated not the wifi). Please I need help
 

EWest84

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Feb 28, 2017
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i had the same problem after a fresh windows 10 install on a gateway ne56r model laptop. i used a usb wifi adapter and i went to the gateway drivers and download page and entered my model number (http://www.gateway.com/gw/en/US/content/drivers-downloads) i downloaded and installed the MgMntEngine Intel driver and the Others Dritek driver. after a reboot the internal wifi card started working for me. hopefully this will help.
 

Bookitsoon

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Bookitsoon

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Yes yes thank you Never touch the F3 key again. Ok. I love it. I give free stays monthly please send email to username at gmail Can't thank you enough.
 

oxidizedmetal

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This is the only thing that worked for me and I've been searching for weeks for a solution! Thanks!
 
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