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Can't Turn on Wifi on laptop after windows 10 upgrade

Q: Can't Turn on Wifi on laptop after windows 10 upgrade

I have a HP pavilion dv6 laptop with a Intel(R) centrino(R) wireless 1030. After I upgraded to windows 10 from windows 7 it worked fine until after a few times of restart (after update). All of a sudden the wireless would not turn on. If i hit the wireless key, all it does is turn airplane mode on and off. When I go into the "Network and Internet" under settings, the switch that would turn wifi on would imediately turn flip off. I also noticed that the wifi Intel centino is "not connected". My Ethernet still works, but wifi does not. I have updated the drivers, and went into command prompt to enter in"reg delete HKCR\CLSID\{988248f3-a1ad-49bf-9170-676cbbc36ba3} /va /f" but it said "error: The system was unable to find the specified registry key or value."and "netcfg -v -u dni_dne"which showed"trying to uninstall dni_dne ...... dni_dne is not installed....done." how do i fix thix problem?

A: Can't Turn on Wifi on laptop after windows 10 upgrade

try reinstalling windows as the latest update of windows 10 has a few known bugs. Use the ?go back? feature to uninstall the Anniversary Update. Once removed, you can re-install using the Windows Update Assistant by going to the Windows 10 download page and clicking the Update Now button.There are two methods to uninstall the Anniversary Update: Method 1: Using the Recovery Console1. Restart your PC. When you get to the sign-in screen, hold the Shift key down while you select Power > Restart.2. After your PC restarts to the Choose an option screen, select Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Go back to the previous build. If you don?t see this option, try Method 2. Method 2: Using the Settings app from Safe Mode1. Restart your PC. When you get to the sign-in screen, hold the Shift key down while you select Power > Restart.2. After your PC restarts to the Choose an option screen, select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart.3. After your PC restarts, you'll see a list of options. Select 4 or F4 to start your PC in Safe Mode.4. Open the Settings app.5. Select Update & security and then the Recovery tab.Under ?Go back to an earlier build?, click the Get started button and follow the instructions.

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My machine is Hp Pavilon g6 NotebookSerial No.: [Personal Information Removed]Ever since i upgraded to windows 10, my wifi has refused to turn ON. I have tried updating the drivers but to no avail. I have also tried the the instructions as specified in <> still no positive result.
 See below my wireless adapter product:

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A:Wifi won't turn ON after windows 10 upgrade

 Hi @Mrstenter    Thank you so much. i found a solution from one of the links. I just have to reset my BIOS to default and bingo!!!!! it worked. For those experiencing same problem this is what worked for me:Restore BIOS settings for your computer to default settings BIOS reset steps to restore BIOS settings for HP notebook computers.Restart your notebook.After the computer restarts, press F10 repeatedly until the BIOS menu displays.Once the BIOS menu displays, press F9 to restore factory defaults.Select Yes to confirm.Press F10 to save changes and exit.Select Yes to confirm.The computer restarts using the default settings.Thnaks so much once again @Mrstenter.

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I have a windows 7 Dell laptop and using USB modem for internet.

I would like turn my laptop as wifi router so that i can share the internet to my mobile devices.

Also, I heard that we can share the internet via that intel my wifi technology too.

Can somebody guide a way to achieve this?

Many Thanks!!!

A:Turn Windows 7 laptop into a wifi hotspot

Quote: Originally Posted by colosalvictor

I have a windows 7 Dell laptop and using USB modem for internet.

I would like turn my laptop as wifi router so that i can share the internet to my mobile devices.

Also, I heard that we can share the internet via that intel my wifi technology too.

Can somebody guide a way to achieve this?

Many Thanks!!!

There is more than one way to do this but all require that you are using a certified Windows 7 driver which installs the Msoft Virtual WiFi adaptor which is used to set up the hosted wireless network.

The real problem with this is that if you already have a wireless connection then why would you need to create an Ad Hoc network in the first place?

I guess if you were somehow limited to a single connection it might come in handy, or if you needed to amplify the signal. You can't share through an Ethernet connection, it only works wireless to wireless.

You can set this up using the command prompt or you can install the connectify software which makes it easier for some. The links below explains the details about setting this up, take your pick, the last one is a download for a virtual router if that's what you wanted.

Windows 7 Tip of the Week: Use Wireless Hosted Networking to Share An Internet Connection Wirelessly | FAQ/Tip content from Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows Read more

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The wifi light on the computer I am fixing won't turn blue, I reinstalled the original pre installed driver for the wifi card but the card is still not showing up in the wireless assistant, plz help

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Hi everyone,Ever since I've updated my laptop to windows 10 its has 2 problems that I can't seem to fix.1. When I turn my laptop off via start>power>shutdown its seems to shut down but my power light stays on and the fans keep spinning. Then to turn it off completely I have to keep my finger on the power button to turn it off properly.2. When my laptop go's into standby mode it will not wake up so I am forced to do a hard reset.Is there anyway around this issue and if so how can I get this sorted out.Kind regardsAmir

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After many months biding my time I have just embarked upon upgrading my Portege Z930-11G to Windows 8 Pro.

Largely this has gone to plan with the exception that after running the Toshiba Upgrade Assistant I've lost the Fn key display and about half the keys no longer seem to function at all.

The only key I ever used routinely is the Fn+F8 option to turn WiFi on/off.

So now I cannot enable the WiFi on the machine.

There must, surely, be a mean to do this but I can't find it. Does anyone have a suggestion? I'm OK for now as I have a wired LAN in the house but once I get out on the road I'm going to struggle without WiFi.

Before running the upgrade assistant the Fn key brought the key display up across the top of the screen and I surely wish I'd turned WiFi on at that point.

The Fn key utility offers very little control of the Fn keys. It does not offer the ability to do anything other than disable five on screen notifications for keyboard backlight, power plan, touch pad, cursor overlay and numeric overlay.

All help gratefully received.


A:Portege Z930: Loss of Fn keys after Win 8 upgrade - cannot turn WiFi on/off

> So now I cannot enable the WiFi on the machine.
First of all you can enable and disable the WiFi using function key but you can also enable the WLan in Windows 8 settings
Win key + C -> Settings -> Change PC settings -> Wireless

Now you can use the wireless devices slider to enable or disable the WLan.

But to get the FN key working you have to install the +Toshiba Function Key Utility+ for Win 8 and +Toshiba System Driver+ for Win 8

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3112 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1364 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 56924 MB, Free - 11097 MB; E: Total - 652257 MB, Free - 14516 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, KL6
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

I've got a Lenovo ideapad Z470 laptop and the WiFi modem/card in it won't turn on.

The laptop has a physical switch on the front which turns on/off the wifi.

If I turn the switch to on, an image appears on the screen saying its been turned on and vice versa if I switch it off.

However, Windows isn't showing it as being available in the system tray.

I can connect via ethernet and have tried using the Wifi to connect to two different networks and it looks like the card is the problem.

If you look at my previous posts, they have been about my laptop not connecting to the internet. Perhaps this is why?

Can they be fixed or replaced?


A:Laptop WiFi Won't Turn On

Download MGADiag to your desktop.

Double-click on MGADiag.exe to launch the program.

Click "Continue".

Ensure that the "Windows" tab is selected (it should be by default).

Click the "Copy" button to copy the MGA Diagnostic Report to the Windows clipboard.

Paste the MGA Diagnostic Report back here in your next reply.


Go to Control Panel - Device Manager.

Click the + in Network Adapters.

What's listed in that heading?

Are there any entries in the Device Manager with a yellow ? or ! next to them?


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Hi I cannot get my wifi to turn on, when I hold the fn and f12 buttons nothing happens. However if i just tap the f12 button my airplane mode comes on. I have tried many suggestions none of which have worked. My wifi was working fine two days ago.Please help. Thanks, Tam

A:My Hp Pavilion G6 Laptop will not let me turn my wifi on. It...

Hello, please ensure you create a system restore point on the notebook and backup complete data. please keep tapping ESC as you turn the notebook on it should take you to STARTUP MENU  press F10 - no - press F9 to load setup defaults then press F10 to save and exit  iF not then uninstalled the wireless drivers from device manager  if still no go please update the bios and wif drivers from HP WEBSITE Regards ,

I'm an HP Employee.The opinions expressed here are my personal opinions, not of HP.Click on Thumbs up if my post helped you.Make it easier for other people to find solutions, by marking an answer ?Accept as Solution? if it solves your problem.Regards,Vijay

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When I turn on laptop power light comes with wifi light and caps lock light blinks but screen does not starts and still black.Model no.-HP Pav 15 n2 07TU

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This is something from the paranoid corner of my brain, a question that's bugged me for a long time:

If I'm linking to the 'Net via Ethernet cable rather than wireless and I have my Bluetooth switch on the laptop off, is it possible for someone to use malware to turn my laptop's wireless connection on without my knowing it?

The reason I ask is because I saw something called Switcher.exe com up on the Task Manager while I was busy being paranoid about something else, and wondered what that could possibly be doing when I have the Bluetooth switch off and don't even have the Ethernet hooked up yet (I'd just booted up.)

'Just a random, burning question...


A:Solved: Q: Can a hacker override my laptop's Bluetooth to turn on its WiFi?

is this a Sony computer?

I haven't heard of any current malware that can turn on wireless when it it physically turned off

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I have a HP dv7-1245dx AMD laptop with an Atheros ar5007 Wireless G Wifi card. I would like to upgrade my WiFi card to the faster 802.11n speed and would really love if I can get bluetooth at the same time from the new wifi card. Any ides?

A:dv7-1245dx Laptop: Upgrade WiFi Card... Need 802.11n

Hi, Your machine was built many years ago, could be around 2009-2010 therefore the chance to upgrade wifi card is very slim to none. Please try one of some cards on the following link: Regards.

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Model: HP Pavilion 15 ab268ca notebook ( Wireless card installed: 802.11b/g/n (1x1) and Bluetooth® 4.0 combo Hey guys!  I recently bought this laptop new. The wifi is always quite low on it because it has a 2.4GHz adapter installed.  I want to upgrade the wifi adapter card inside to a 5GHz wifi card with the bluetooth combo. What adapter is compatible to safely install to get 5GHz wifi + Bluetooth combo for my model? Help! Any suggestions on what will work or where to go to find out would be tremendously appreciated!

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I am having issues with my current WIFI card not picking up a signal from any distance... and when closer, not always holding a signal.  After playing with software upgrade options, I'm considering a WIFI card upgrade, and would like advice as to the ease and value of this option.  Thank you in advance for your time and attention in reply.   Mike Luke

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HI everyone can somebody help me with the problem on windows 8.1
everything going fine the one day my wifi just stop working.
Every time i troubleshoot it say's turn on the physical switch.but upon turning on and off and restarting for a few time it did not resolve anything.And the wifi button/slide toggle on thes side is grayed out.

A:Cannot turn on the wifi in windows 8.1

Does the wifi adapter show up in Device Manager and show working? You have a physical switch to turn it on/off? Could be the switch.

Try uninstalling then re-installing the adapter.

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A:Cannot turn airplane off and wifi on windows 10


You haven't posted anything aside from "1."

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Since I installed Windows 10 a few days ago, I haven't used my wifi, but now I find I can't turn it on. At the time of installation the f12 (wifi) key on my HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook was in the off position. Now it won't respond, and I can't turn wifi on any other way. The greyed-out box in the lower right hand corner won't respond (though the airplane mode will). When I'm in Settings: Network & Internet, the slider keeps going back to off. Can't turn it on under Network and Internet: Network Connections, and have already tried disabling and enabling the Wireless Network Connection. Under Manage Wi-Fi settings is some stuff about Wi-Fi Sense, which I'm not interested in -- hope this is not a ploy to make me use it!
Any ideas, aside from resetting the computer? Thanks!!!

A:Now that I've installed Windows 10, why can't I turn on my wifi?

I have the same problem. I assumed either my wifi had gone out(coincidence) or Windows 10 drivers... its also a HP Pavilion DV6 with amd chipset with Realtek wifi adapter. I have tried rolling back, updating drivers, uninstalling adapter reinstalling no avail.

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Wifi switch doesn't turn on. Airplane on off switch works.How do I make it slide to the right an turn on Wi-Fi?

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I recently downgraded from windows 8 to windows 7 64 bit. I have managed to install most of the drivers but the wifi won't turn on. When i troubleshoot it says WIFI hasn't been turned on. The wifi button on the keyboard shows a solid white light and it won't turn on or off when i press it, it seems it is stuck. Universal Serial Bus (USB) controller is not yet installed and it shows up with yellow exclamation mark in the device manager. I have tried sp66089.exe sp64950.exe from HP website. I hvae attached a picture of the device manager screen.  

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No wifi after uppgrading to windows 10 .Uninstall my VPN afterwords but still have sam problem.The keyborad button vill not turn blue. Tryied the Microsoft solution 

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A:I cant turn on Wifi after upgrading to windows 10 . Have uni...

Hey @Lajen, You are going to need to return the system back to Windows 7 using your Media disks. Have everything working then upgrade to Windows 10.  Thanks.

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Hi All,

I am new to this forum..few day agai got to know that I can make my Windows 7 Laptop a HotSpot via Virtual I tried to make my laptop hotspot and the same can be detected from my iPhone also...i can connect connect iPhone to my laptop...but i cant access any internet..
i have also tried putting off my firewall but with no use....
can somebody help me out with the same?

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Hi, so I am running windows 7 x64 on a Y700 ideapad. I can't figure out how to turn off my wifi antenna. Looking at the keyboard I see the plane icon which normally means airplane mode. I want my wifi radio off and just use my lan line wire connection.  Regardless if I press FN+airplane, in the the black window that pops up it says "first switch on the wireless device" which makes no sense. My wifi radio is on currently all drivers are upto date.

A:Y700 - Turn off Wifi from Keyboard - Windows 7

I do not know why the airplane mode is saying to "first turn on the wireless device", but you can enable/disable the WiFi adapater by following the steps outlined in the link below.   Normally the Airplane mode is the on/off for the WiFi radio,m but it does not disable the card itself, while the steps linked below will. How to turn wireless connectivity on or off in Windows 7  Good Luck,

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I recently upgraded my work laptop, an HP ProBook 4430s, to Windows 10, from Windows 7. once everything was done, I went to use my laptop, and I discovered that it would not let me turn on Wifi. The physical button is on, with a white light. but if I click "WiFi" on the bottom right, it disselects itself. The same thing happen with the slider in the Network and Sharing Center. I click it, and it moves back to "off" instantly. Help?I have uninstalled and Reinstalled my Network Driver, I've tried the troubleshooter. And I've tried to find solutions on this forum before resorting to posting my own question.

A:Can't turn on WiFi after Windows 10 update HP on ProBook4430...

Remedied the situation after resetting the BIOS to defaut settings in the F10 menu.

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I have configured ad-hoc network for internet sharing from my PC. Normally I start it by
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
As I noticed the hotspot is automatically turned off when I turn off WiFi adapter. So I have two questions:

How do I turn on WiFi by command line, so that I can control it from various commandline scripts?
How do I configure the script for WiFi for autostarting hotspot whenever WiFi is turned on?

netsh wlan ...

A:How to turn on WiFi adapter from command line / How to turn on hotspot

Quote: Originally Posted by Anakunda


I have configured ad-hoc network for internet sharing from my PC. Normally I start it by
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
As I noticed the hotspot is automatically turned off when I turn off WiFi adapter. So I have two questions:

How do I turn on WiFi by command line, so that I can control it from various commandline scripts?
How do I configure the script for WiFi for autostarting hotspot whenever WiFi is turned on?

netsh wlan ...

Ad-Hoc requires that you restart the session each time.

Connectify pro has an auto start option that does this but it's a paid version, connectify lite is free but I'm not sure if has auto start.

Download - Connectify

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Hi all Following a recent hard drive failure, I did a clean install of Windows 10 Enterprise (the ideapad originally came with a Windows 7 OEM licence). The wifi device, 'Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter' is present in the device manager and is reported as working. In the 'Network & Internet' settings dialog, if I turn wifi on, it is immediately turned off again. fn-F5 does nothing (the Lenovo Wireless Settings dialog is not displayed).  Perhaps I need to (re-)install this somehow? The WLAN Auto Config service is running (automatic). Cisco AnyConnect is not installed; I am actually trying to install it over wifi by connecting to my company's VPN server (which is not accessible using a wired connection) so that I can Activate Windows 10. Any ideas on how I can turn wifi on? TIA :-)

A:Z380 Ideapad: Unable to turn wifi on after Windows...

fn-F6 has stopped working now too :-( so I cannot turn off the touchpad which is pretty annoying when your job requires a lot of typing. I have no idea why. I tried uninstalling the wifi adapter driver and installing the one from Lenovo's website, but I still cannot turn wifi on and fn-F5 still does not bring up the Wifi Settings dialog. Perhaps my laptop model just isn't supported under Windows 10?

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Hey, I have a HP Pavillion DM1-4020sa product number A2D08EA#ABU, which I upgraded to Wndows 8 the day it came out with no problems at all, dwnloaded all the available drivers including the HP Support Software that auto updates drivers and its been fine since. Until I turned the Wifi off only to find that it won't turn back on again, I turned it off via the button on the keyboard as you normally would then continued doing what I was doing, went back on later, pressed the button again to turn back on, it turned from red to green as it ormally would, ut Windows 8 won't actully fgure out that it's on, I've rebooted checked for new updates, disabled and reenabled the drver, uninstalled the driver and then reinstalled from the HP site, but still not change. Any help? Thanks, NG

A:Windows 8 Wifi Wont Turn Back On Once Turned Off

I wouldn't know why it's acting like it is, but you might want to try restoring the system back to a date when the wifi worked. I'm guessing that would enable the wifi again...Take a careful look at this document before you try it, OK? Hope this helps,

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Hi, I have a Gateway NV52L15 notebook and I am having problems with my WiFi access. I have Windows 8. My wireless networks are not showing up. When I troubleshoot the network adapter, I get a messAge that reads that my wireless capability is turned off. When I go to the Gateway Device fast lane, my WiFi is on. But when I look in networks it as shows WiFi off and I am unable to turn it on that way. When I go to wireless devices in pc settings, the toggle button for the wire device is grey, therefore I am unable to switch it on- It used to work.

Also, while in the Gateway Device fast lane, when I press the F3 key the airplane mode goes on...the WiFi goes comes right back on. Please help...

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how can i turn on/off wifi capability without function key and wifi button.plz inform me.thanks

A:how can i turn on/off wifi capability without function key and wifi button.?

You can go to Control Panel--> Network and Sharing Center --> and then click on "Change Adapter settings" on the left side.  Once here you can then right click your Wireless Adapter and select DISABLE.  Be kind and Mark as Answer if I helped.

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My laptop is Sony VAIO sve 1711 q1eb my adaptor atheros ar 9485. the drivers are reinstalled normally , the wireless service is enabled , the adaptor is enabled but I can't see any available networks (my router is OK I checked it ) and when I go to mobility centre the turn on wireless button is grayed out and my laptop doesn't have any physical WiFi button or any shortcut
And I am sure I did not install any programmes or something

A:cant enable wifi. turn on wifi button grayed out

Was it working before? When did this problem start?

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i recently turned off my wiffi from keyboard  and now my wifi button is not working and i want to turn on wifi please help me out

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Wifi not working properly after upgraded to windows 10 on lenovo e431. I have tried to update/reinstall device drivers and every solution suggested on internet but has not helped. Uninstalled reinstalled chrome etc Main issue - wifi connect and works then fails within 10 or 15 minutes.

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Hallo, After a update from win10, i have no more connection with my provider modem.( telenet ).On a vista laptop, the connection is ok.The wifi adaptor is n-7260 from intel is a dual band, windows shows but only 2.4 ghz? When i switch off and on the modem, i can surf and work until the laptop is switched off. All my neighbors modems ( secure and open ) i can see. Only my own secure connection not? i have disabled the power button from the adaptor, removed the adaptors and reinstalled them, used the newest drivers from HP and Intel, nothing helps.Enybody who can help? greetings,  sky92880

A:no wifi after windows 10 update ( not upgrade )

Hi @sky92880, Welcome to the HP Forum! Thank you for joining the HP Forum community.  It is a great resource for information, tips, and solutions that have helped others. Here is a link to First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More as a guide should you have any concerns or questions about the process. I grasp that after doing a Windows update in Windows 10,you are unable to connect to your network. Here is a link to HP PCs - Troubleshooting Wireless Network and Internet (Windows 10).  Please let me know the outcome. If this post helps you to resolve the issue, please pay it forward by clicking "Accept as Solution", to the right of the "Thumbs Up  Icon". You can click the thumbs up icon to show gratitude!   

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I upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 last night on my laptop. The laptop is a Lenovo Z570 with an i7 processor.

My basic problem is that I do not have the capability to turn on my wifi and search for networks now. The hardware switch does nothing. I went into device manager and the network adapter is recognized and shows as working and enabled. The networking adapter I have for wireless is the Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 1000. In the system tray, I only show the red "x" over the wired networking icon, no wireless options.

If I dig deep into the device manager, open the network adapter, go into events and click "view all events", there are several instances of the same error. They all list the same except for the driver name:
Device PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0084&SUBSYS_13158086&REV_00\4&23872eb&08&00E1 had a problem strating.
Driver Name: oem6.inf ***or*** netwsw00.inf
Class Guide: {4d36e972-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
Service: NETwNs64
Lower Filters:
Upper Filters: vwifibus
Problem: 0x15
Status: 0x0

Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP/Device Configuration
Source: Kernel-PnP
Event ID: 411
I also ran an intel Manual Diagnostics Tool and the Hardware Test failed with a result of "Wireless Hardware is not bound to transport driver"

Now here are the things I have tried:

1. installed multiple different drivers for the network adapter card from both Lenovo and Intel. - No change
2. uninstalled Kaspersky (read anoth... Read more

A:Windows 10 upgrade killed wifi

In case you haven't tried this... go into Device Manager, right-click to get Properties, and see if there is a tab for Power management and an option to Allow windows to turn off this device to save power (can't remember exactly how it's worded). If there is such an option, make sure it's un-checked.

Then (after saving any open documents/files and closing software) do a full shutdown with this command:

shutdown /s /t 0
Then see what happens when you switch on again...

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I recently did the upgradefrom window 7 to windows 10  on hp probook 4530s laptop.  After the upgrade was completed and restarted computer I was unable to connect to the internet using wifi.  The wifi button on the computer was on but when I would click on the browser I would get the error not connect to internet.  I pull up connection manager to make sure the wifi is turned on and it is turned off.  I go to turn it on and it will not let me turn it on.  It is grayed out.  I tried to do some trouble shooting but non of it worked.  I reinstalled windows 7.  what do I need to do to correct this problem? Thanks, Reeseman1002

A:Wifi not working after upgrade to windows 10

Gotcha .. you need to download the wlan driver for your laptop after upgrading .. thats the solution

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I bought this laptop in May 2015 with Windows 7 OS installed and took advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10.Everything has been great, and I love Windows 10 up until a recent system update.Since then, every time I use the laptop the wifi connection keeps dropping out.The wifi symbol in the system tray goes greyed out with a star on it.If I right click and select troubleshoot, the following problems are found        Problem with wireless adapter or access point                              Detected                     ! (in a yellow triangle)     The default gateway is not available                                                  Fixed                             Tick in a green circle I then close the window and click on the wifi icon but I have no available networks despite having 2 Galaxy S5's and 2 other laptops running (this is normal amount of devices to be on). I have done a factory reset and already lost a lot of software, and I really don't know what to do. Can anyone please help? Moose

A:wIfI drops out since Windows 10 upgrade

Hey @MooseHP?,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! This is a great place to find solutions and help from our community! I understand that you're having troubles with the wireless connection on your HP Envy 17 Notebook. I'd be happy to help you with this. The following Document page is helpful when troubleshooting wireless connectivity issues.Troubleshooting wireless network and Internet (Windows 10)Also, you can look at the power management for your wireless adapter:Disable the Power Off option for the adapter:1. Open Device Manager. (Win Key+R > type devmgmt.msc > OK)2. Expand the Network adapters.3. Right click on the Ethernet/Wireless Adapter and click Properties.4. Click the Power Management tab.5. Remove the check mark beside Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.6. Click OK.7. Test.Reinstall the network adapter drivers:1. Download the drivers from but do not run them yet.2. Go to your start screen/menu and type Device Manager.3. Expand Network adapters.4. Right click on the wireless adapter and choose Uninstall.5. Run the downloaded drivers from step 1.6. Restart your PC and test.Test an ethernet connection:Test if the issue persists on a wired connection to rule out the wireless adapter hardware so troubleshooting can be directed towards the right areas. I would also strongly suggest running the HP Support Assistant.The following are some helpful links for troubleshooting the HP Support Assistant or downloadi... Read more

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A month back the windows 10 on my laptop updated  on its own and since then I have been having Wifi problems.The Wifi connections sometimes are avilable and sometimes they don't show up or  they show a reduced signal strength even when I rest my Laptop very close to the router.Wifi adapter is : Ralink RT3290 802. 11bgnI have tried various solutions but but none seem to have worked in the longterm. 1)Tried updating the Wifi Driver but it says that driver is the latest. 2) Command Prompt : netsh int ip reset 3)Command Prompt :      reg delete HKCR\CLSID\{988248f3-a1ad-49bf-9170-676cbbc36ba3} /va /f    netcfg -v -u dni_dne   It says  "ERROR: The system was unable to find the specified registry key or value."Please help. 

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I've upgraded to Windows 10 now my Wifi wont work. I've updated the Wifi driver and still no luck, keep getting an error saying Can't connect to this network. My laptop is a HP Pavilion 15-p261na 15.6" Laptop  

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A:windows 10 upgrade and now wifi not working

Ignore rebooted router and now working ok

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Hi All, completed free upgrade from WIndows 7 Home to Windows 10. Did it via Ethernet NIC - all completed successfully - licence activated. After that I did clean install and again all seems to be fine - except when I tried to use WiFi. There is a red cross on it and it cant detect any networks. Can't be turned on - doesnt react. Only thing it does is switching Airplane mode on or off by pressing hardware or software button. Obviously driver problem. In device manager WiFi  shows as Aetheros AR9285 and there is no warning - functioning normaly. I tried to check no HP site for the product but indeed there is just Windows 7 driver which cant be installed as Windows 10 says its not for this version of OS. So I tried to download the one from Aetheros directly Downloaded AR9285 for Windows 10 (no exe just inf files etc..) and installed it via "update driver". Completed successfully, reboot done but still the same - no WiFi - unable to turn it on in Windows.  Anyone have this notebook and know which driver to use?

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A:HP 630 - Upgrade to Windows 10 - Wifi problem

so, finaly I managed to find a solution on some Linux forum: - Pull out the battery- Go to BIOS- F9 to reset to defaults-F10 to save and exit WiFi works again.

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I upgraded my HP Dv6t pavilion laptop (bought in 2012-13) to windows 10. After upgrading everything seems to work fine except my Wifi (F12) is orange instead of white. In other words, I cannot connect to the wifi and the wifi switch is greyed out and slide back to "off position" when I go in wifi setting.I have tried all the options below (nothing worked). I know the problem is, I don't have the updated wifi driver for my HP machine for windows 10 OS.- I already upgraded my wifi adapter in PC setting.- I called the manufacturer "HP" tech support they asked me to contact the wifi adapter manufacturer Intel; raytheon as  an example. I contacted them they don't have one.- HP tech. support is asking $60 to fix the problem and send me the right wifi driver. Looks like a scam to me to extract money since I am out of warranty/tech support.( Just on a side note my son has a newer laptop, Asus he did not have this problem while upgrading to windows 10, I know this is most common on older laptops. )It's so upsetting that big organization like "Microsoft" and "HP" don't want to take care of the customer's and pointing customer's like me to get help from the other organization. "HP" saying go to "Microsoft" to get help and "Microsoft" saying go to "HP" for help.(Based on all the blogs online.)I wish I would have not upgraded to windows... Read more

A:Wifi issue due to windows 10 upgrade

Hi @randy03,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel. I understand you are having an issue with the WiFi. I will be glad to help you. Please post the full product number of your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number? Please get back to me and I will see if I can get the driver for you.

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I seem to be going round in circles trying to reconnect a working Windows 8 laptop to the WiFi after upgrading to 8.1

It refused to recognise the existing and working WiFi upon reboot after upgrade.

I have twice ran the 'netsh wlan delete profile name=[profile name]' command to remove the profile, rebooted the machine, re-added the profile, nothing happens.

The network symbol in the system tray when clicked doesn't show the profile I created, so I can't select it to connect to (though I set it to auto connect?), it just shows 'Hidden Network' , but when clicking this and I enter the SSID and WPA2 key, it just errors with a failed to connect message.

This was working fine, that's how I downloaded the update, now it's broken!

Any ideas?


A:Windows 8.1 upgrade - Can no longer connect to WiFi

Does the wireless adaptor show up as it should in Device Manager?

Or does it show with the driver installed, or is there a yellow !?

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Yesterday I upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 but after the upgradation the WiFi does not works.There was no WiFi adapter found and the same goes for Bluetooth.Please assist from where can these drivers be downloaded

A:No WiFi adapter found after windows 10 upgrade

Please check get wireless working without rolling back to Windows 8/8.1 is to run this command as admin.netcfg -v -u dni_dneIt was provided by Barb Bowman.

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I've seriously tried all the possible solutions and still nothing.  Not only the solution that was proposed in this forum topic like many others in other websites, like in windows forum and mediatek/ralink forum, and even on youtube and still nothing, i really can't solve this issue and I'm ruining out of pacience...I'll probably go back to Windows 8.1 because all the solutions have failed.. If anyone knows a diferent/new solution please reply!! My PC is a HP Pavilion G6My Wi-Fi adapter is a Ralink RT3290 802 and the drivers are already updated. Regards.

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A:Windows 10 Upgrade Wifi Adapter Issues

Hi: Since I don't know what things you have tried, or which one of the hundreds of g6 model notebooks you have (they span over several years), the only suggestion I can offer would be to try the W10 Ralink WLAN driver. OPERATING SYSTEM(S):Microsoft Windows 10 32Microsoft Windows 10 64LANGUAGE(S): GlobalDEVICES SUPPORTED:802.11n Wireless PCI Express Card LAN AdapterMediatek MT7630E 802.11bgn Wi-Fi AdapterRalink RT3090 802.11b/g/n WiFi AdapterRalink RT3290 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi AdapterRalink RT3592 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi AdapterRalink RT5390 802.11b/g/n WiFi AdapterRalink RT5390R 802.11b/g/n WiFi AdapterFIXES:- Provides the WHQL driver initial release to support Windows 10. If the above driver doesn't work, the most likely problem is the RT3090 hardware revision of the card you have is probably too old to run W10. Only the latest model RT3090's made in the last couple of years will run W10.  

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I have a few of this model in our comapny and we have upgraded a few of them to Windows 10. All the ones that were upgraded can no longer get wifi. They all worked perfectly in Windows 7 but as soon as 10 is installed they stop working. The confusing part is the wireless driver is there and says it is working properly. I have tried every network driver from HP's site and none of them make it work. I tried a BIOS Update and that didn't fix anything either. There wireless button that is usually next to airplane mode isn't even there.  Hitting the wi-fi button on the keyboard only turns off bluetooth and nothing else. I went into services, and the WLAN Autoconfig servies wasn't turned on and was set to manual. Turning it back on and setting it to automatic. That made the wifi button next to airplane mode show up finally, but its greyed out and you can't do anything with it. In the Network Connections panel the Wi-Fi shows up as a connection, but says not connected but shows green like it is ready to connect using the Broadcom 43224AGN 802.11a/b/g/n 2x2 Wi-fi Adapter. Since this has happened to every model I figured it must be known issue somewhere but can't find a six still.  Please help!

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After upgrading my OS from Windows 7 to Windows 10, the wifi card doesn't work anymore.  I've downloaded the latest drivers for my wifi card, or at least I think I have, but it still doesn't work.  The wifi card is a Intel 11230BNHMW Centrino Wireless-N 1030 WiFi Wireless Mini PCI-E Card.  Does anyone know if this card is compatible with Windows 10.  If so, which driver do I need?

A:Wifi Doesn't Work After Upgrade To Windows 10

Hi, Please try the following discussion: Regards

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Apologies if this has been addressed already but I haven't been able to find a post with this particular issue.

Here's the background information:
I have a Dell Vostro 3750 notebook which I upgraded from Windows 7 Home to Windows 10 using a Windows 10 "1511" build DVD. The upgrade was successful and I only had to reinstall one application. Since I have a network-attached disk, I use an Asus USB AC56 adapter connected to one of my USB3 ports for my WiFi instead of the built-in WiFi. This notebook is also used by other members of my family so I have a local administrator account and local standard user accounts for daily use. The WiFi is connecting to a Netgear R7000 router on the 5 GHz band (802.11ac).

Now the issue:
What often happens when the machine is booted, rebooted, or wakes from sleep is that the WiFi is enabled but the network shows "No Internet". All I have to do to get the Internet back is to unplug the WiFi adapter from the USB3 port and plug it back in, or go into the WiFi app to disconnect and reconnect to the WiFi network.

I have tried the following:
1) installed the latest USB AC56 drivers from the Asus website
2) edited the WiFi adapter properties to prevent Windows from turning off the device to conserve power.
3) tried using a different USB3 port (I believe the 2 USB3 ports are connected to different controllers).

There is no VPN software installed, but I do have VMWare Player 12.1 installed.

This isn't a huge issue since it is easy ... Read more

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My M17 is constantly dropping out since upgrading to windows 10,i have since rolled back to 7 and it works fine. However i prefer 10 so i keep going back,it starts off every now and then and gradually gets worse untill as of now it wont work at all.
Its fine when i plug an ethernet cable in.
Is there anything i can do as i dont really want to go back to 7 as i used to have BSOS problems which i have never had with 10


A:alienware wifi keeps dropping since windows 10 upgrade

Not sure what model you have but older windows 7 laptops might not have windows 10 drivers available and are stuck using the generic drivers. It would be better to rollback to 7 until you can upgrade to a new computer. Check Dell drivers and downloads to see your model is supported with win 10 drivers. If not, rollback to 7.

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hi i'm having a wifi problem once i've  upgraded to windows 10to be short , my wifi is disabled and i cant activate it neither manually ( Fn + F12 ) or authomatically (via windows )i tried to update my drivers ( they are all updated ) and the strange thing is that my bluethoot works perfectely !i'm having also a driver that says it is damaged it has a yellow triangle in it , this is its name ACPI\HPQ6001\2&DABA3FF&3thanks for your help

A:WIFI doesnt work after the windows 10 upgrade

JayForce wrote:hi i'm having a wifi problem once i've  upgraded to windows 10to be short , my wifi is disabled and i cant activate it neither manually ( Fn + F12 ) or authomatically (via windows )i tried to update my drivers ( they are all updated ) and the strange thing is that my bluethoot works perfectely !i'm having also a driver that says it is damaged it has a yellow triangle in it , this is its name ACPI\HPQ6001\2&DABA3FF&3thanks for your helpThat damaged driver is the wifi button driver. Which wifi adapter is installed? Have you tried installing the driver in compatibility mode? Right click the driver installer softpaq and click on troubleshoot compatibility.

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HI There I have upgraded My envy laptop on 29th july15 to windows 10, upgrade went smoothly but unable to connect to wifi or through ethernet saying no wifi adapters.tried to install the drivers but no success i tried every possible solution got frustrated and reverted back to windows 8.1 and now wifi adpater works fine.can some one help me with this issues and find a solution if i can upgrade to windows 10 Thank you

A:Windows 10 Upgrade Wifi Adapter Issues

I had same issue yesterday and tried all the solution available in HP support but nothing works out and finally reverted back to 8.1.

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Hello to the people who will probably help me on this from here onwards !!! So, I recently upgraded from windows 7 to 10 like a lot others. All excited to start, in no time I realised the wifi won't start. Boom! Now, I am stuck hanging onto a lan wire and can't move away. I am on hp pavillion dv6-7011tx with broadcom 4313gn 802.11b/g/n 1x1 wifi adapter. Driver Version : computer says my driver is up to date (or in my version the computer says : "you are screwed my friend!!!").  I am not able to find out anything on broadcom / hp / microsoft websites. Recently read this on hp website : This laptop was not tested for windows 10 upgrade. I would really appreciate, if someone can help me on this.  Thanks in anticipation  

A:Wifi & Bluetooth not working after Windows 10 upgrade

Hi: See if these W10 drivers work... Wireless:  I see the 4313gn 802.11b/g/n 1x1 wifi adapter listed in the driver setup information file. Bluetooth...this is for the BCM Bluetooth 4.0 radio, which I think the wireless card in your notebook has as well.

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I have upgraded my Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E545 to Windows 10 recently and since then I have been having increasing problems to connect to WiFi. It is not a problem with the WiFi itself, since I can connect with my phone and tablet without any problems and my husband has not had any problems with his laptop either. It started with just having to try to connect a couple of times (clicking disconnect and then connect again) in the beginning. Then it took restarting the computer. And now I can't connect anymore no matter how often I try or whatever I try. Initially I got an error message regarding the IP address when using the troubleshoot, but now it just can't find the problem. I have read that it could be a problem with the WiFi driver, which may need an update for Windows 10. The driver listed is Realtek RTL8188E LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC. I have not been able to find this driver or any update for it on the Realtek website. I have not been able to find anything on the Lenovo or Windows website, or anywhere else for that matter, either. I have read posts by other users who are having similar issues, but I haven't been able to find a solution.Please let me know how I can solve this problem. Thank you.

A:WiFi connection problems after upgrade to Windows ...

Dear KVW,
Welcome in lenovo community,
Lenovo did not release all windows 10 drivers for the E545 laptop yet,
So you may go back to the previous windows and wait till lenovo release all the drivers.
Also you can use the below link to follow the drivers update,

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Good Morning,
and thank you in advance for your help.

I currently have Windows Vista and, for quite some time it has been impossible for me to access the internet at free WIFI cafes, etc. I connect via cable now and that connection works quite well. I've had the problem looked at by computer techs who have made various suggestions, none of which worked, but involved deleting this or that file (sorry I can't be more specific). The last suggestion was to completely reinstall Vista.
I am contemplating upgrading to Windows 7 and wonder if a) my problem with lack of WIFI connectivity will interfere with the upgrade, and b) if the upgrade will actually solve the WIFI problem by virtue of it being a completely new OS.

Thank you again.

A:Will Upgrade to Windows 7 solve my WIFI problem

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Just completed upgrade to windows 8 from 7 but am unable to connect to my wifi. Have iPad and MacBook that are still connected fine but my pc can now no longer find any wifi networks. If I select change pc settings I have no networking options available. If I access the desktop, control panel and network connections nothing I do will allow it to connect to a network. HELP!!

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I just upgraded to Window 10 64-bit from Windows 7 64-bit. I can not turn on my WiFi since then. Device Manager shows no problems with the Network Adapters but, there is a problem with an Unknown Device ACPI\HPQ6001\4&2190249&0and the Biometrics fingerprint scanner. Is this unknown device the source of my Wifi problems? Or is it something else?Help greatly appreciated.

A:Post Windows 10 upgrade WiFi problems

Hello @ac1992, Welcome to the HP Support Forum Community, a great place to find helpful information! I understand you have been having issues with your WiFi since upgrading to Windows 10 on your Pavilion dv6. Here is a list of steps that commonly resolve issues with wireless connectivity. First, we have a step by step guide to walk you through the troubleshooting process here: Troubleshooting Your Wireless Network and Internet Connection A second option, is to try these steps:Powercycle the network:1. Shut down your notebook.2. Unplug the power to your router.3. Unplug the power to your modem.4. Wait at least 45 seconds.5. Plug in the modem, and wait for it to come back online.6. Plug in the router, and wait for it to come back online.7. Turn on your notebook, and test your connection.Disable the Power Off option for the adapter:1. Open Device Manager. (Win Key+R > type devmgmt.msc > OK)2. Expand the Network adapters.3. Right click on the Ethernet/Wireless Adapter and click Properties.4. Click the Power Management tab.5. Remove the check mark beside Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.6. Click OK.7. Test.Reset the TCP/IP settings on your PC:1. Go to your start screen/menu and type CMD.2. Right click on the command prompt icon and chose Run as administrator.3. In the window that opens type "netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt" without quotes, and press enter.4. Restart your PC and test.It may also help to reset the winsock c... Read more

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I upgraded my friends HP laptop to Windows 10. The issue now is I can't enable Wifi. The card is recognized correctly in Device manager and no issues is found with it. It looks like it is fine. However in the Network Settings WLAN is set to "Off" and when I try to turn it on it always jumps right back to off. eg. I can't enable it.

HP is now help as they clearly state any laptop bought prior to specific date in 2013 will not get any driver updates from their side for windows 10. (Guys, never buy HP again please...). And updating through device manager only tells me it's the newest driver available.

The Wifi card i Broadcom 4313GN card. I searched for win 10 drivers but did not find anything.They only offer linux drivers on their homepage...

So can anyone either provide a solution to the issue or link to a win 1' driver for this wifi card?

A:Dreaded Win10 WiFi Issue: Can't enable WiFi after Upgrade

I had a similar issue were I was stuck in Aeroplane mode on a cleanly installed W10. Turned out I had to uninstall it from the HID's in Device manager. It's worth checking that he's not stuck in it too. Search for drivers in Windows 7, from the HP website and you'll most likely resolve the issue.

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Ok, I realize that Windows 10 is not supported on this laptop at the moment.  The question I have is WILL it eventually be supported?  Will there be new drivers for the intermittent wifi issue?   As of now, I'm using the last driver that Lenovo published for the Broadcom 802.11n.  It's version I recall there was a similar issue when Windows went from 8 to 8.1 and then it was resolved.   Any help with keeping my wifi consistently connected would be greatly appreciated.  Are there any 3rd party drivers that might work?The rest of Windows 10 seems to be working well and I'd hate to roll back to 8.1 only to lose the new system if new drivers/solutions are going to be offered.    

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Ok, I realize that Windows 10 is not supported on this laptop at the moment.  The question I have is WILL it eventually be supported?  Will there be new drivers for the intermittent wifi issue?   As of now, I'm using the last driver that Lenovo published for the Broadcom 802.11n.  It's version I recall there was a similar issue when Windows went from 8 to 8.1 and then it was resolved.   Any help with keeping my wifi consistently connected would be greatly appreciated.  Are there any 3rd party drivers that might work?The rest of Windows 10 seems to be working well and I'd hate to roll back to 8.1 only to lose the new system if new drivers/solutions are going to be offered.    

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Last day to update... so time to go. But after launch update process i get an error message about not supported WiFi card. Can I remove WiFi card, install Win 10 and maybe later buy supported WiFi card for this model?

A:HP ProBook 4530s Windows 10 upgrade without WiFi (Atheros AR...

Hi: You should be able to...Just make sure you connect by ethernet cable so W10 is activated before the deadline. Then I recommend you get the Intel Centrino® Advanced-N 6230 wlan card...HP Part number 636672-001, listed in chapter 3, page 25 of the service manual.  That is the only card that I see on the list that should work on W10. NOTE:  You MUST get that specific card, and it MUST have the HP part number on it or it will not work. I usually go on eBay, query by the HP part number and buy a card that shows the part number in the eBay listing photograph.  But an easier thing to do would be to make the W10 installation DVD by using the media creation tool at the link below, run the upgrade from the windows desktop, select do not check for updates and W10 will bypass any hardware checks and install with the atheros card in place. I doubt the atheros card will work after W10 is installed, but you shouldn't have to remove it just to install W10. There is a W10 driver for that card but I think the hardware version of the card your notebook has is too old to work with the driver. This package contains the driver installation package for the Qualcomm Atheros AR9000-Series wireless LAN Controller in the supported models and operating systems. OPERATING SYSTEM(S):Microsoft Windows 10 32Microso... Read more

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I have 3 Probook 4530s Laptops. They have i5 CPUs USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports along with bluetooth 3.0 and HD display. The WiFi adapter speed  is 150mb on 2.4 gz band. At this time they all have 4g RAM and 1Tb hhd installed. I like the units as all of them were built in May and June, 2012. What I need to do is increase the internet connection speed plus add the 5.8 band to the 2.4 band. I would not like to have anything sticking out of the side of the computer that needed to be removed that might get lost. Can I replace the internal WiFi + Bluetooth 3.0 adapter to pickup the speed and both bands? If so, can anyone tell me what adapter I need to me looking for and what driver. I do not want to loose the bluetooth in all of this as I know the kids will want to use it.This whole building project I guess is my way of telling them that I'm with them if they need any help. Our time means more to them then money these days. Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated. Respectfully.

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I have a 4 year old Satelite L755-1HW. After installing windows 10, big mistake, lost wifi and pc doing all sorts of weird things. Can operate on wired connection but slow. I read various posts about drivers but couldn't find any for my model on Toshiba website. I am spending hours trying to sort this out. Please can anyone help.

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My computer is a dell inspiron 14z.

So my wifi was working ok before I upgraded to Windows 8 but afterwards seemed to not even realize it had wifi capabilities. I looked at the Wireless network adapter thing in the device manager and it had a little error icon next to it.

Here's some pictures of the error and device manager that might help maybe.

I've tried updating the driver but it just says that its all good and up to date.

Dell wanted me to pay 120$ for a single customer service session.

I'd be so happy if you guys could fix this.

you guys are awesome thanks

A:Dell Inspiron WiFi broke after windows 8 upgrade

120$? to fix a driver issue? That is extortion in my eyes lol.

Anyway I had a quick look on the dell support site and found there are 3 different models for Dell Inspiron 14z Could you tell me which one it is? Also try navigating to the driver downloads page and downloading the wireless network drivers for your model and installing them. Pic Attached

Had a look at the drivers on each of the models and they only seem to support 64bit Versions of Windows 7 & 8, Do you know if you have 32bit or 64bit edition of windows 8? If you have 32bit then the drivers for the hardware probably wont work.

If you don't you can check it by following this easy guide (I would walk you through it but I havent used windows 8 yet)

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I hvae a Sony VAIO VPCL114FD All-In-One computer that I just upgraded to Windows 10 from Win 7. It has an Atheros AR928x WiFi card, with driver installed. It worked fine with 7, but since I upgraded the OS, I'm now getting "Connected, No Internet". I've narrowed down the issue, but cant seem to get it resolved. I'm running a Linksys EA4500 dual band router, with the channel width set to AUTO. When I go into the router setup page, and switch it from AUTO to 20 MHz, it resolves the problem. But, I don't want to run my network at 20 MHz, so I obviously want to get the card to recognize higher channel widths. When I go into the adapter properties, there is nothing available to do this (that I can find). I'm pretty sure I have the most recent drivers, so is it possible this card won't work with anything higher than 20 MHz with Win 10?

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After updating to windows 10 I had a few minor problems with the start menu and ran a fix tool to get this working. This tool seems to have broken the sound and wifi (it now won't turn on and cannot detect any sound devices). I tried to do a restore but I misread and seemed to select an option which deleted all the installed software and this has now removed all the initial software from Toshiba.

As such I have a fairly major problem... I could just restore my factory setting but I am not keen to do so and I have been very lax with backups of all but the most important files. Is there anywhere to download the original toshiba software so I can restore all this functionality?

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I have an HP 630 Laptop that literally stopped working! It is (should be) fully charged, indicator light on computer where charger plug enters is lite (white) and the power button, when pressed, will light up, then goes off! Can anyone advise as to what is going on?

Thank you.

A:HP Laptop with windows 7 won't turn on

Remove the battery and the power adapter, and hold down the power button for 30 seconds. Reconnect the power adapter and see if the laptop starts. If it does, shut it off, and re-install the battery and see if the laptop starts up again. If it doesn't start, the battery may be bad. Remove it and use the AC adapter until you can get a replacement battery

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Okay so it all started this morning when I was watching some YouTube videos, I realised my keyboard wasn't working and my cpu usage was at around one hundred percent. so I decided to do a reboot. Now it won't go to the lock screen where I put In my password...

So after the loading screen it would normally go blank for a few seconds and load the windows 8.1 login screen. But it's staying at the blank screen, Help

Computer specs:
Asus Vivobook s550cm
8gb Ram
Intel i5-33317u quad core cpu 1.8ghz
Nvidia GeForce 635m 2gb DDR3

A:My windows 8.1 Asus laptop won't turn on

I can't remember for certain, but I think my friend had an Acer laptop, that had a similar problem a while back. I think he did the following;

Disconnect the AC adapter.Gently insert a paperclip in the battery reset hole on the bottom side of your ultrabook.Reconnect the AC adapter, and resume normal use.
It cleared the problem up.

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My computer was updating from I think either Windows 8 or 8.1 to Windows 10 and my computer completed about 30% of the update. I became busy and didn't look at my computer for the rest of the night. It's the next day, and my laptop won't turn on.

A:Laptop won't turn on after Windows 10 update

Hi Mmusolino95, Well to resolve your issue, you need to do general troubleshooting. For this, you require bootable disk or safe mode to boot your laptop. There may be chances that it will work for you. If you successfully boot into safe mode, then try to uninstall your previous update and then reboot it to check if this can work for you.

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I have Dell 15-3521 and it was working perfectly with no issues like this, now as the new update of Windows 10 is automatically installed, now after upgrading to Windows 10 whenever i shutdown my laptop it automatically turns itself ON. It is happening after upgrading to Windows 10. Whenever i shut it down it turn it self on after some time.
Their is no task in Task Management which could turn it ON.
Please help me i charged mt laptop and went to bed, in the morning when i took my laptop to the university it was out of battery because it was ON the whole night

A:Why does my laptop automatically turn ON in Windows 10?

I too want to know about this

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I was having problems with my new computer (HP Envy m6, running windows 8). It was not signing me out properly and would not shut down. I thought that maybe I just needed to update the windows software. But upon updating the software and turning my computer back on it gave me a black screen with one blue box that says "Selected boot image did not authenticate. Press <Enter> to Continue. If I press Enter the computer the computer turns off (turning back on displays the same message). If left on nothing changes and it will continue to run the computer.

Please help me, thanks :

A:HELP!! My windows 8 new laptop wont turn on :(

Did your computer come with an install disc? Does it have a recovery partition? If yes on the first, you might be able to repair Windows start up by starting up with your disc and choosing the repair computer option. I can't remember if you can access an HP recovery partition from here, but, really, I think not. If yes on the second, you may be able to access the recovery partition by starting up by holding down on some f key. Not sure which though on you machine. Implementing the recovery partition would restore your computer to factory fresh--which is way better than you are now.

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I downloaded windows 10, 2 days later turned laptop on nothing happens. The laptop will not come on at all. This was bought one yr ago at Christmas. 

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Hello, I figured out that my laptop was freezing and turning on without anything on the screen because it heats up WAY too fast! I I got the laptop to work for like 30 minutes and when I checked the CPU temperature, it was 67 celsius (152 F)! I wondered why my laptop got so hot and I notice that the fan shuts down when I start booting windows 2000. The fan blows when I turn on the laptop but turns off when booting windows 2000. My laptop specs are HP Omnibook 6000 INTELP3800MHZ/128RAM/IBM20GBHD/8XDVD/ATI Mobility M1 graphics accelerator 8MB display RAM,2xAGP graphics/Windows2000 OS.

I need to know how to keep my fan on the whole time my laptop is running. E-mail me at [email protected]

A:Anyone know how to turn on a laptop fan in Windows 2000?

closing duplicate, see this thread

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Sir, I recently updated my windows 8 laptop to windows 7. I thought it might run WiFi as it is a laptop, so you can tell me that how can i run WiFi on my windows 7 laptop.

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Hi to all Eight forum.
I m here with a strange problem, it happens from yesterday, the problem is when I playing games on my Dell inspiron N4050 and then the main power where the charger pluged in is turn off (it is the most problem in my country that there is heavy short fall of power), the laptop is remain ON just for 2 or 3 seconds and then its suddenly OFF. its not happening before, why is that,? why is the laptop didn't get power from the battery.?
when not playing games. and the main power (electricity) is gone, then this problem is not occurred.
plz understand my problem and reply me.
sorry for my bad English.

A:Laptop suddenly turn off when main power turn off.

Could it be overheating protection?

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Hi. I have been searching forever on forums for an answer, and i'm sorry, I can't find a solution that works for me.

I installed a legit copy of Windows 7 Ultimate x64, and when I shut down the laptop, it goes through the normal processes, says logging off, then shutting down, then the screen goes black, but laptop remains on. My power button is lit up, my fans still run. The only way to get it to physically shut down is to hold that power button down. Same thing when I try to sleep it, or even restart. All my drivers are up to date, no conflicts in device manager. What is going on here?

A:Windows 7 wont turn off my laptop after shutdown

Try with a clean boot and see if that solves it

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I have dual band modem that work with a Linksys AE6000 USB network adapter. I get the 2.4 ghz but can not see the 5ghz. It works fine on my desktop with window 7. I also have another berklin that will only work on the desktop as well. Neither will see the 5 ghz on my Toshiba laptop Satellite C-55-B5296. I had it previous working when I used the berklin install setup disc. I recently had to reset my computer, and now it won't work even after reinstalling both the Linksys and berklin setup disc. I have updated driver. Talked with Comcast, Linksys, and Toshiba. All want me to purchase a plan before they can help. Hope someone can help

A:Can't see 5GHZ wifi on laptop with windows 8.1

Type netsh wlan show network into elevated command prompt and see what shows.

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i need wifi drivers for my compaq presario cq57 laptop. i am unable to turn on my wireless adapter after updating to windows 10.  Manufacturer: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.Description: Realtek RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi AdapterDriver version: 2013.12.331.2016Physical address (MAC): ?68-A3-C4-76-58-31 

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I have been using my dell laptop since one year with
Windows 7 installed on suddenly while working
My wifi Internet connection stopped working.I tried to connect
But it didn't and said to trouble shoot .I did it bug still the prob
Is not sonetimes connect itself and when I start browsing after s while
It disconnects again.same wifi connection is working perfectly
Fine on my iPhone .can you help me

A:Wifi not working on laptop with windows 7OS

Does an ethernet connection work OK or have the same problem?

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector and show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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Hello guys, so I've been battling like forever to win with this wifi connection problem. I can detect networks yet can't connect there are times that i can connect but my connection is limited. I tried all the stuffs available in the web such as; updating drives setting the power management of the card, going through cmd and regedits. I tried refreshing my laptop using windows recovery with its factory settings and all but doesn't seem to fix the problem. Is this related to a virus disabling wifi connection? any help would be appreciated.

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I have a laptop running Windows 8. It does not connect to the WiFi at my university (connects to other networks) and I have been trying to find out the problem for some time. I have tried using Google, but have had no luck. Just yesterday I took my laptop to the IT department where they did a bunch of stuff, but none of it worked. They said it was probably due to a virus. Can you guys help me to find what the problem is?

A:Windows 8 laptop can't connect to WiFi

Have you tried to reboot to safe mode with networking and try to connect then?

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For some reason my windows 8 Hp will not connect to my home wifi network. Has had no problem connecting in the past but yesterday I unplugged my router to move it to another part of my house and ever since then it can't connect. My cell phone and other laptop connect to the internet no problem.
On my Hp it will show a list of wifi networks and my home network is on the list, however, when I try to connect to it and then troubleshoot the problem it says I can't connect to the network because it is hidden. I don't see how thats possible since the network name shows up on the list of nearby wifi networks.
What I've done but hasn't worked:
Reset my router and laptop multiple times.
Tried to manually connect to network.
Forgot the network on my laptop and tried to reconnect.
I don't understand how one day it can connect to the wifi fine and then I unplug it and all of a sudden it can't connect but my other devices can.
Please help me this is very frustrating and I couldn't find a specific answer anywhere else online.

A:Windows 8 laptop won't connect to wifi.

Networks are not my thing but have you tried setting up a connection manually?

Unable to connect to hidden wireless network.

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Hi there. i have been at this for about 6 and a half hours now. I am trying to connect a windows 8 laptop to a windows 10 desktop homegroup via wifi. The desktop created the homegroup with no issues and if i go into the "media streaming options" i can see the laptop in the list.
But when i go to connect the laptop to the laptop to the desktop homegroup all i see on top is "There is currently no homegroup on the network."
if i try to create the homegroup on the laptop i cannot find it in the desktop as well.
i was hoping that someone here can help me troubleshoot this issue.
thanks. mike,

here are the things i have tried so far.

-in cmd.exe
-ipconfig /renew
-ipconfig /flushdns
-ipconfig /release

-turning off all computers after leaving the homegroup. turning on one computer creating the homegroup on that computer then trying to join on the other computer afterwards. (done for both computers)
-reset all network settings
-make sure ipv6 was enables on both computers
-renamed both computers
-reset modem and created a new ssid and password.
and thats about all i can remember.
thanks again,

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so last night i did a factory reset and of course it took all night but in the morning when i checked it it was off so when i pressed the power button it appeared to be starting up a usual then suddenly the screen lust like faded to black but it was still on and this lust repeats itself the samsung logo comes up it appears to be loading then it all just goes black.

A:Samsung laptop running windows 8 wont turn on

i would try the factory reset again ,also it should not have taken all night ,it should take not much more than 1-2 hrs to do the reset

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Hi Experts,
Yesterday when I turned on my XP laptop, there was a little red shield in the taskbar indicating that my firewall was turned off.  I clicked the shield and tried to turn it back on, but got the following error in the Security Center:
"We're sorry. The Security Center could not turn on Windows Firewall. To try turning on the firewall yourself, go to Windows Firewall in Control Panel. In the Windows Firewall dialog General tab, select On (recommended), and then click OK."
So I opened Windows Firewall and discovered that the General tab was completely grayed out -- I wasn't able to turn it on from there either.  Worried that I had a virus, I ran Malwarebytes and my AV (Eset NOD32, but all scans came up clean.
My next step was to search online (with a different computer) to see if there were any solutions for this issue, and I found a MicrosoftFixit link for repairing the Firewall.  I downloaded the file to my flash drive, installed it on my XP laptop, and after the wizard went through all of its steps, I got the following error message:
"Windows Firewall cannot be set as the default firewall. This problem may be occurring because of an existing Group Policy or because you are using the [sic] another firewall program. If you want to use Windows Firewall, exit this troubleshooter, uninstall the other firewall program, and then run this troubleshooter again."
So I nervously turned off my AV (in case it wa... Read more

A:Windows firewall on XP laptop will not turn on due to group policy??

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Up... Read more

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hi to all,
I have a shutdown problem since one year ago when I changed my 32 bit windows seven to 64 bit. I need 64 bot windows to be able using all of my laptop ram capacity. but just when run academic softwares (MATLAB and HeuristicLab), and increasing RAM and Cpu usage to more than 90%, my laptop turns off without any warning but not immediately, it turns black for about one secound and then turns off.
I explained this with more details last year in this post. you can see results of some tests there.
it's not a thermal issue as explained in post above.
last year I reinstalled my 64 bit windows and the problem gone temporarily (I guess it was result of having much less programs an RAM usage) but after few days it occurred again.
last year I thought it was a HeuristicLab bug, but now it occurs again on MATLAB but I detect some new information about it.
First off all shut down occurs just when I am using parallel computing in both softwares (it never happens in daily works or on other softwares). my laptop cpu has two core and four threads, in MATLAB parallel have some controls, when I activate two workers and run the code, two of threads are idle in task manager and laptop never turns off even if I run the code for more than 50 hours; but when I use four workers, MATLAB uses all threads and more RAM and problem occurs again
I don't know this happens when I use more than 90% of RAM usage or CPU usage and why it happens.
I would be very thankful for any suggestions and help.
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A:laptop turn off itself on windows 7 (64bit), not overheating issue

Is Windows fully up to date?
Is your copy legitimate?
Let's try looking at these reports:
1)  Please provide this information (even though you may not be reporting BSOD's) so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum):
2)  Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).
FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:
While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility:

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I Have Hp Pavilion dv6-6120us and recently I notice that windows 7 shuts off but my computer stays on, the fan hard disc and lights stay on also, if I put my computer to sleep it wont wake up i have to hold the power button off for 10 seconds and restart the computer. I uninstalled all programs that are not necessary and also uninstalled my virus protector, I did run the disc cleaner, fixed the registry and ran a virus check and malware and no problems there, I also did a tune up check that comes loaded with my Hp system and found no problems. I already disabled all the usb controllers, video card, sound card, network card and still no luck., also on safe mode the computer wont shut off. I also ran msconfig and disabled all start-up programs and services and no luck still. I uninstalled all the windows updates also and still have same problem, any help I will take thanks.

A:Windows shuts off but laptop wont turn off or go to sleep.

When my Laptop would hang like that usually it was my WiFi showed as disabled in Device Manager. I set it to Enabled and all was back to normal.

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Just recently I cant start my windows normally. I've performed Windows Startup Repair but it's still wouldnt work.

Problem event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21200326
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 3
Problem Signature 07: FailureDuringSetup

I've tried to restore my laptop to factory settings but it's still wouldnt work.

I'm a newbie here. Please help. Thank you.

A:Solved: Windows keep crashing when attempting to turn on laptop

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My laptop wont turn on it keeps telling me i need a windows installation disc but my laptop didnt come with it. i have had this laptop for a good while and the charger got a little torn so i didnt turn the computer on for a good time. now that im trying to turn it on it says there might be a windows update that needs to be updated but then it tells me i need a windows installation disc for the update or repair to even do what it need to. so if anybody can help that would be much appreciated.

A:Laptop wont turn on unless i put a windows installation disc...

This is a little hard to understand. You say it will not turn on yet it is telling you something? How and when? What version of Windows is on it? Take us through the sequence of what happens when you power it on. Does it boot up and can you log into Windows? 

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everytime i put my laptop on it tells me that my windows firewall is off etc etc and i have to turn it on manually everytime.

i have vista and avg antivirus and registry mechanic and spybot

any ideas? thanks

A:windows firewall turns off when i turn laptop back on

Is your AVG firewall on?

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I've read through hundreds of posts trying to figure out my issue. Unfortunately, I've been unsuccessful.

Here's the issue, I was given a new laptop for work and it connects fine to our secure wireless network at the office, but when I brought it home it will not connect to my wireless network at home.

When I try to connect to my network at home the wireless manager sits and spins saying "trying to acquire network address". I have 2 iPhones, 1 eMachine and 1 Macbook connected to my network working fine and dandy. However, the HP laptop from work simply won't connect unless wired.

I have tried the following:
1. Uninstalled and reinstalled the driver.
2. Power Cycled my Router
3. Power Cycled my entire network
4. WinsockXPFix tool

I'm completely at a loss here. No idea what to do to fix this. I'm running Windows XP and have a 2Wire router.

I appreciate any advice anyone can give me to help solve this annoyance.

A:Solved: Company Laptop Connects to Secure WiFi at office but not WiFi at home

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Hello fellas i need to connect my dumb Xbox 360 to live for it does not play any movies!! and asks to connect to live that i am unable to do.
OKey here is the plit-> i have a usb modem that i connect into my laptop wihch has wifi n all that now i create an adhoc n/w first on lapi--the xbox detects and connects but still test connection fails(the xbox is unable to connect to the adhoc n/w)
second i tried creating a adhoc n/w on my xbox-->lapi connects to that n/w but still the test conncetion fails on the xbox

I have checked "Allow users to use this n/w" for my USB modem connection which i use to connect to the internet In Properties-->Sharing
But here it asks to select the n/w connection out of 3 options Wireless conn,Wireless conn2,Local Area Conn.
Sometimes it shows only Wileless Conn and LAN
i tried every possible combination of all these settings but nothing is working.
The internet on my laptop works fine.
I am using Win 7 Home Premium.
I just need to connect my Xbox to my laptop wirelessely and use the internet connection my laptop is using.

i tried some manual settings of ip.subnet n dns server on my xbox n lapi, in this case the xbox connects to the network (while connection test) but does not connects to laptop.
HELP guys

A:Solved: wifi laptop+wifi xbox360+USB modem--->not able to connect to live!!!

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guys i have a strange problem with my WiFi lately
yesterday the my laptop lost the connection to my WiFi modem and when i tried to search it my laptop not find any WiFi modem but the other device such as: my smartphone detect it normally. but after that, i tried windows troubleshooting and it found that "you've lost your internet connect" and suggest some way to solve this problem, i followed the instruction and voila, my internet connection appear again but next 4 hours, it's dead again, i went to troubleshooting and it worked fine again.
so guys please help me to solve this annoying problem...
thanks before

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Hi, My laptop has a very weak wifi detection. Only when the wifi signal is very strong can it detect the wifi. I tried contacting HP regarding the same. They said it could be a loose connection with the wifi antenna. I have been waiting for the custumer service in my area to contact me(like HP promised!!!) for quite a long time now . Now I am in urgent need to get this fixed. I was wondering if an external wifi adapter would solve this issue. Mine is a Windows 10 laptop. Model no: ab030tx (pavilion). If an external adapter works, what would you suggest? (I am confused as a lot of products available in market only convert the laptop to a hotspot) 

A:Weak WiFi detection of laptop: will an external wifi adapter...

Dear Customer, In case if your laptop is under warranty, You may call  HP and will replace the Wireless card.Contact HP However you may still use the External WIFI USB Adapters, I would like to share a document which helps how to choose the required Adapters. After trying you may search the model of the adapter online with Amazon for price details. Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee  

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from device manager network controller is yellow
this is windows 7 64 bit
dell latitude e6410

tried to install below drivers , all of them did not install need help

A:wifi icon is red cross, also wifi light on laptop does not show up

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Select the Network Controller Right click select Property's ...

Then the Details Tab and Post any Info it says there ...

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Hi all,
first time poster.
Having a problem with my direct ethernet connection between my
windows 8 laptop and windows XP desktop. I did have it up an running successfully
previously, but had to reinstall the OS on the laptop after getting a trojan last week.

Last time it took me ages, but i did manage to pull it off. I could successfully share files
and allow my desktop PC which doesn't have a wireless NIC, to access the internet.

Now for some reason it simply wont work, and some strange things happen.

Like before, i have changed the adapter settings on the laptop to allow the internet
connection to be shared, changed the workgroup to the same name, ran the network
setup wizard on the XP desktop, but it simply isnt receiving anything.

Previously, i am fairly sure that the laptop acted as the Default gateway and DHCP server
for the XP machine, because it never worked when i assigned static values on the desktop.

Also now, whenever i turn the internet sharing on for my laptop, the active WIFI becomes
an unidentified network with no internet access which doesnt seem to make much sense!

Any ideas would be much appreciated, and i can provide other information on how i had it
working last time and the other problems im having now.

Many thanks,

A:Laptop windows 8 sharing WIFI to desktop windows XP

How are you getting Internet, if you have a Wifi connection? If this is a personal LAN with a Gateway or Router, then just get a wifi card for the Desktop, if you are unable to pull an Ethernet cable.

Bridging adapters to use a machine in place of a router, can actually slow the machine that is being used as the bridge down.

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