I have an Intel 5300 Wireless Card in my new Lenovo ThinkPad T530. Sometimes, when I use the Wireless switch on the side of the computer, when I turn it back on the computer still says that the Wifi is off.
When I run the Intel Diagnostic, it tells me:
Software Radio is OFF and gives the following troubleshooting information:
Verify that your WiFi adapter's radio is on. Use the following methods to turn the radio on and off:
- The hardware switch.
- The WiFi On/WiFi Off button in the WiFi connection utility main window. See Turn On or Off the Wireless Radio for more information.
So far, the only way I have discovered to resolve the issue is to go into Device Manager and uninstall the card, then Scan for Hardware Changes. However, this loses the passwords of all of the saved Wireless networks, something I'd like to avoid.
I am using the (currently most recent) driver version 15.5.6 on Windows 8 (64-bit).