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Wireless capability is turned off

Q: Wireless capability is turned off

HiI have a problem on my laptop messege error (Issues found: Wireless capability is turned off )and I tried more option to fix it, but all my efforts were unsuccessfulI tried to do: 1- pressed fn+f22- pressed windows+X3- Diable the wireless adapter and then enable4- Uninstalled the wireless drive and then intalled it Knowing : wired network is turned on and previously the wireless was turned on perfectly Thank You

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i have hp pavilion sleekbook 14 b009au...earlier windows 8.1 was installed in it.....then i flashed it to windows 7 64 bit...i have download my drivers from driverpack solution...but the wireless driver is not working ... i tried many drivers but the result is the samei also check the adapter settings but there is cross below the network icon of wfi adapteri also diagnose the problem it says that "wireless capability is turned off"please help!!!

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dear tech sir
my computer the theme of my laptop changed and a lot of programs have now shut off it has now been 30 minutes and I have turned on all the programs that was needed i did ant virus scan and nothing came up, how do i turn my wifi back on? its not my modem cause i manually connected it to the laptop and its working fine and if it was my modem I would still get to see the other connections in my housing area.

A:wireless capability is turned off

try a restore to a date before the issue

Restore PC to an Earlier Date & Time

Go Start>>All Programs>>Accessories>>System Tools>>System Restore
Click in the radio button Choose a different restore point
Click Next
put a tick in Show more restore points
Pick a Date before this happened
Click Next
This should restore the PC to that time & date

you may need to use safemode to do the restore. As the PC starts keep tapping F8 - a menu will appear - choose safemode
windows 7

windows vista

Windows XP

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Ok on my Dell D530 Laptop I got home last night to find my laptop I use for work has no interner connection.

1. Checked my other laptop- It has a connection (not the Router or service its self)
2. Restarted Cable Modem and Router, just in case.
3. Re set the NIC adapter of the D530.
4. Windows Diag was no help.
5. Did everything I could think off.
6. Back-ed everything up, and re-imaged it.

With a fresh factory. It's still saying "wireless capability is turned off". There is no physical switch to "turn on or off"

I looked in "services" and re-started things I thought were help but nothing.

Anyone have any ideas that would help. Next move is calling Dell.

Thanks, Ryan

A:Wireless Capability is Turned off? Help


For your particular model you need to press <FN> + <F2> to enable Wireless & Bluetooth


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Hi everbody   Please help me wireless capability is turned off at hp pavilion Sleekbook 14 b009au windows 7 ultimate 32bit. Spoiler (Highlight to read) My hardware ids.PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3290&SUBSYS_18EC103C&REV_00PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3290&SUBSYS_18EC103CPCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3290&CC_028000PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3290&CC_0280 Spoiler (Highlight to read) Thanks in advance and sorry for disturbing 

A:Wireless capability is turned off

Try this driver: Ralink  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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I have a Dell XPS M1530 with a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. I lost my wireless capability all of a sudden with the previous install of Home Premium. Yes, the wireless switch is turned on. The machine has Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN Network Adapter and Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller. I have it hard-wired to my router with an Ethernet Cable. It's working fine.
Are there any suggestions as to how I can get my wireless capability back?

A:Wireless Capability is Turned Off

Is there a yellow exclamation mark next to your wireless adapter in Device Manager?

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Dears,I have been facing an issue on my laptop since four days ago with my wifi befor it was working and now not , already downloaded energy managment and tried to configure the wifi through bios set up and nothing worked what can i do to sole that issue . Need solution urgentlyThanks   

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HiI have a problem on my laptop messege error (Issues found: Wireless capability is turned off )and I tried more option to fix it, but all my efforts were unsuccessfulI tried to do: 1- pressed fn+f22- pressed windows+X3- Diable the wireless adapter and then enable4- Uninstalled the wireless drive and then intalled it Knowing : wired network is turned on and previously the wireless was turned on perfectly Thank You  

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hi and thanks in advance

ive got a toshiba satellite p755-s5320 windows 7 home premium 64 bit. laptop has ran fine for a while and then out of nowhere i cant use my wifi anymore. i dont know if someone deleted some drivers or other software maybe while i was at clue. normally i would boot up and connect to the internet automatically but now it says "not connected. no connections are available" btw all the other tech in the house is working and connecting fine. my xbox, phone,and other laptops all connect fine so i have internet i just cant connect to it from my toshiba. windows network diagnostics says the problem found is "Wireless capability is turned off". my fn keys i dont believe are working because they wont turn on my wifi switch and the hot key thats lit which is supposed to toggle my wifi switch isnt working either. if i touch the hotkey it just flashes slow one time but nothing happens. actually there for a little while when i would touch my wifi hotkey to try to turn on my wifi it would launch "windows media player" lol. i did a system restore and set my laptop to back before it messed up and that didnt fix it. im not very tech savy but i think somebody deleted some software maybe some drivers or somehow reassigned my keys on my keyboard and hot keys. but either way if im missing software i dont know how to check and i cant reinstall windows because i dont have the disc anymore. also i cant still connect to the internet... Read more

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I have had problems connecting wirelessly on this notebook for months. The FN + F12 keys no longer turn wifi on and off. I have download and installed latest driver from HP and Ralink (Mediatek) websites. In Device Manager the Bluetooth Controller has yellow exclamation mark. Please can you advise what to try next.

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I'm using Lenovo Z570 laptop. (Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter)

Problem:- Can't switch on wifi. The on/off switch is grayed out. While troubleshooting, it says, " wireless capability is turned off".

Solutions Tried:- Re-installed drivers provided by lenovo's website.
Re-installed drivers by windows update.
Reset settings in Bios to default values.
Yes the physical switch is on and the indicator light is glowing.
Fn+ F5 just toggles on/off airplane mode.
Disabled the option so that power management doesn't switches off wifi to save battery.
Other numerous solutions on internet.

The wifi worked flawlessly in windows 7. I even used it as a hotspot (via cmd method).

Someone save me..... Life without wifi seems Dull. :'(

A:Wireless capability is turned off

Try doing a full uninstall of the device and driver in Device manager. Then reboot and see if Windows 8 will find the device on its own. If it does, then you should be able to go into the desktop, open device manager and see the device listed as functioning.

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i have hp pavilion sleekbook 14 b009au...earlier windows 8.1 was installed in it.....then i flashed it to windows 7 64 bit...i have download my drivers from driverpack solution...but the wireless driver is not working ... i tried many drivers but the result is the samei also check the adapter settings but there is cross below the network icon of wfi adapteri also diagnose the problem it says that "wireless capability is turned off"please help!!!

A:wireless capability is turned off

 Install: MediaTek (Ralink) Wireless LAN Adapter Driver MediaTek (Ralink) Bluetooth Software Driver  

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I have and Asus N50Vseries.
My kids have been playing with my computer and I cannot connect to the internet.
If I go into Windows Network Diagnostics it says to turn on wireless capability.
It says via a switch at the side or front or a function key combination.
I cannot find were this is.
I think it is a function key.
F2 has a blue signal looking icon on it, but if I press FN + F2 it
does not seem to do anything.

Please Help Anyone?

Thanks, Becs

A:Wireless capability turned off ?


There is often a switch on the side, bottom, or front of the laptop that turns the card on or off.

Also go into Device Manager, find your card, and make sure it is enabled from the right-click menu.


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I want to know how we can turned onWireless capability is turned on

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Hello, a few months ago my laptop started randomly turning off its capability, however last week it turned off completely. It occasionally turns but not for too long. The wifi button does nothing, no matter how much or how I press it, it stays orange. At the mobility center the function to turn on wifi is greyed out. I tried checking BIOS, everything is fine there, I tried checking WLAN AutoConfig at services.msc, everything is fine, and ofcourse I tried different drivers and stuff to no help. The interesting thing is that I had mini usb wireless adapter and it made wifi work, however I accidentally broke it and am unable to buy a new one at the moment.
P.S. I should also mention that I tried to lower the roaming sensitivity, make it that the laptop does not turn off the adapter on power saving mode, checked whether radio is enabled, troubleshoot the problem as admin, with no help. The driver is Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter. I pretty much tried everything out that I can find but nothing helped, hopefully someone will be able to help me. The laptop is HP ProBook 4540s. If you need more info I can gladly provide it.

A:Wireless capability is turned off

Hello, and Welcome Go here and download the first driver on the page.
PCI/ mPCI / CB(RT2860/ RT2760/RT2790/ RT309X/ RT35X2/ RT539X/ RT3290/ MT7630)  Dated 6/30/2015
In Device Manager Uninstall the current Wireless driver and then run the one I linked to. If I can remember correctly, it will ask if you want only the driver or the driver and complete software. Do the driver + software option. Reboot.

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i am windows 7 user. i am getting problem when i installed wifi driver iam able to see in Device Manager but my wifi card is not detecting near by wifi signals.then i troubleshooted this problem, but result says "wireless capability is turned off" i am sure that iam turned on wifi in BIOS as well on keyboard.i installed latest drivers also but there no use.thank you

my laptop spec.

lenovo g580
windows7 32bit professional
broadcom wifi card
intel mother board
2gb RAM

A:wireless capability is turned off

Try hitting FN+F5 or FN+F2.. that will turn on your Wireless connection.


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Sir please I wanna solve this urgently

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I am having issues with my wireless on my Asus laptop with Windows 7. About half a month ago, I was trying to help a friend with his internet problems, and was going through the steps myself. I instructed him to disabled, then reenable the wireless adapter in the network and sharing center. I did so myself, and noticed my wireless did not work after that. I ran diagnostics for it, and it told me that my wireless switch is turned off, which I checked and it is turned on. I tried switching it off then on again, but it still didn't work. I then did a system restore to get it to work again (which it did). Then, this morning, I was having trouble connecting to the internet, so, thinking it wouldn't do it again, I disabled and reenabled the wireless adapter, and now its doing the same thing. I tried doing a system restore, but it comes up with an error about the memory and cancels it. I would like to fix the wireless problem without having to do a system restore anyway. Please help.
Thanks, GPolice

A:Wireless Capability is Turned Off

Nevermind, I fixed it. What I did was disallowed Windows to disable the adapter for powersaving, and I uninstalled the driver. I restarted it and let it install the driver and it worked.

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If you have lost your wireless connection (Wi-Fi) and pressing the wireles button on your laptop doesn't fix it, do this: Download and install HP Connection Manager. After 8 hours of screwing with this I am so happy to report my Wi-Fi has been turned back on.  The antenna button did not work.  It only turned the Bluetooth on and off.  My wireless connection had a red X on it and the troubleshooter told me straight up that my "Wireless capability is turned off", but gave me no way to turn it back on.  In Windows Mobility Center the Wireless Network clearly showed it was off, but the button to turn it on was greyed out.  I updated the BIOS and wireles drivers, but that did nothing.  Then I downloaded and installed HP Connection Manager and rebooted.  I opened up HP CM and there was a button that showed the wireless was off.  I pushed it and the wireless turned on.  That easy.  Or rather, after hours and hours of pain, it turned on.  My next step would have been to go through the BIOS to see if somehow from there the Wi-Fi had been disabled, but I did not need to go that far. Good luck people.  Hopefully this thread will save you some time.

A:Fix for Wireless Capability Turned Off

HP Connection Manager was the trick! Thanks for sharing this solution!

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i have windows 8, i updated it to windows 8.1 and then updated to windows 10. it was working properly, but suddenly my wifi stopped working. when i troubleshoot, i got a message, you wireless capability is switched off. however my wifi indicator light is still blue. please help me to fix it ?

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hello sir my wireless capability turned off and on automatically and i am unable to use WI-FI service, plz help to sove this problems.... 

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I m unable to turn on wireless capability

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Hi sir my laptop doesn't turn on WiFi and shows trouble shoot wireless capability is turned off

A:Re: wireless capability is turned off on windows 8

Hi @sourabhroy, Welcome to the HP Forum! It is a fantastic site to find information, tips, and suggestions. For you to have the most rewarding experience please review the HP Forums Guide. First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More What is your exact model of HP notebook?  HP Notebook PCs - How Do I Find My Model Number, Serial Number or Product Number? I grasp that you have lost your wireless ability as it turned off and will not turn on. You are unable to run the  wireless troubleshooter is also turned off. Is this a recent occurrence, if so have you made any changes to your system? Is the wireless card recognized in the BIOS? Have you tested the network card to ensure that it has not failed?  Have you tried reseating the network card?   Please review this post by @Great-Deku Tree as it may help. Common fixes for wireless connectivity issuesI will wait for the requested information and the results from the troubleshooting.  Thanks! If this helps you to reach a solution, please click the "Accept as Solution" button down below in this message. If you wish to say "thanks" for my effort to help, click the "Thumbs Up" to give me a Kudos.

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The wireless capability is always automatically turned off when I restart/shutdown my notebook. I'd like it to be turned on without pressing Fn+F12 everytime I turn on my notebook because I'm using external keyboard&mouse.The driver is broadcom wireless downloaded from HP, its date is January 31, 2016 This problem  won't occur on Windows 10, only Windows 7 has this problem.

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My laptop problems almost identical to the contents of this link., of the contents of this link contains a solution of Lenovo G50-70, G40-70, but I want to find a solution of this problem with a version of the Lenovo Z370.Please help me to find a way out, how to keep the wifi turned on and not off.already more than two years I could not use wifi.

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hi evry one i have hp pavilion dv6-6b90se and my wireless capability is turned off i downloaded the driver software but my wireless not fixed in trouble shooting these two notification will appear (wireless capability is turned off)(A Network cable is not properly plugged in or may be broken) please help me  and thank for all.......

A:wireless capability is turned off on windows 8

Hi pashew,


Sorry to hear about your wireless problem. I will be happy to assist you. What version of operating system are you running? Below is a link on how to find that if you need it.


Thank you,



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Hello, I have been facing this issue for a a long time.On Network Diagnosis, It is giving this error :Wireless capability is turned off I did not have any hardware button that can Turn Off/On wifi device on my keyboard, see below image for example :I never turned off the wifi physcal device directly or from BIOS.Tried the "f12" Airplane Mode also, that also didn't help. Anyways I have tried following things till now, nothing helped : 1) Reseting the HP BIOS using HP Usb Disk2) Updating the Broadcom wireless drivers using HP Support Assistent3) Re-installing the Broadcom Drivers4) Installing the Realtek Drivers5) Restroing the complete Windows 8.1 from recovery Disk.6) Installed Linux (Ubuntu/Fedora), but in that also wi-fi is not showing.  Please guide me what can be the possible cause for this problem.

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A:Wireless Capability is Turned Off, Wi-Fi On/OFF button Greye...

The issue seems to be with my wifi hardware chip. Eventualy I had to take the laptop to Service Center. The guy tried everything that I did again. Finally the problem is resolved, he plugged out the wifi hardware chip, cleand its both ends a little bit using a eraser, and inserted again and voila, it got detected. He said it could be the issue of carbon lodged on chip's connecting ends. Since then I have faced same issue several times, and All I do is open my laptop, plug out WiFi chip from motherboard, clean it a little and plug it again.And It starts working like a charm.May be it is loose or I don't know what is the exact problem.But it still has a problem with Antenna, I recieve very low signal from my wifi, even I am within decent range of wifi router.

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Hello guys. It's been a few weeks since I've used my windows vista and all of a sudden the wireless on the computer is turned off. It said that there was a switch in front of my computer and there was but I keep pressing it and it doesn't work at all. I also tried to do FN + F2 and it doesn't work. Neither of the other F and numbers don't work either (they don't have a wireless sign in them). Also, I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the adapter too and it doesn't work either. My brand of Windows Vista is a VAIO computer. Please help, I've been trying to get it work for weeks.

A:Windows Vista, Wireless Capability Turned Off

Go to Control Panel - Device Manager.

Click the + in the Network Adapters heading.

Is the wireless device listed there and showing as working properly?


What's the model name/number and product name/number of that Sony VAIO laptop?

Which country do you live in?


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Hello all. I don't even know from where to start. If someone's able to help me, I'll be grateful.

The problem is like this: I own a Toshiba Equium L40-10U :

-Processor : Intel(r) Celeron(r) M CPU 520 @1.6 GHZ
-Memory : 1GB of RAM
-Qualcomm Atheros AR5007EG Wireless.
It came with a 32 bit Windows Vista Home Premium, and I recently updated it to a 32 bit Windows 7 Ultimate.

When I was running on Vista, the wireless kept turning on and off, without me disabling it. I thought it was a driver issue, so I updated the drivers, again, it was working fine, but the problem appeared again.
I then upgraded my operating system to 7 Ultimate, Windows Update updated my wireless driver, and it worked for a couple of hours, and while I was on the internet reading something, I saw this pop-up on my screen: "Wireless Lan OFF". Since then I cannot seem to "activate " my wireless.

Should I mention that there is no actual switch to turn the wireless on or off, is just a hotkey combination: Fn and number 8.
And now when I press that, it just gives me a popup: "Wireless Lan OFF". It doesn't matter how many times I press it , it still says that is off.

I'll attach a print screen to see exactly the pop-up message(see first attachment)

In the device manager, the wireless adapter is there and functioning properly (see second attachment)

Things that I already tried:

-Uninstall wireless adapter, download & install latest wireless driver... Read more

A:Wireless capability is turned off on a Toshiba L40-10U with an ATheros AR5007EG

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Forgive me for not knowing the proper terms, but am newer to the Wifi game - have only had it since February.

Our Gateway Laptop has always recognized our Wifi signal until a week ago. Now whenever it goes to sleep or is shut off it does not recognize that we have internet. Instead of the 5 bar icon showing; it has a red x. The only way I can get it to connect is to reboot. I have done a system refresh and also tried to update the driver (Realtek RTL8188CE) but it says I have the most up-to-date version.

This is extremely frustrating! Does anyone have any ideas?

A:Wifi Capability being turned off

"Troubleshoot problems" (right click the network icon) can fix the majority of issues without needing a reboot. It will turn off the adapter and re-initialize the drivers.

On portable devices the wireless adapter can be manually turned off for most devices. It is usually a Fn key that is used to turn wireless off.
Wireless can be disabled and enabled, within the list of network connections (Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Connections).
I know it is frustrating and I don't have a proper solution for you. Especially when you say you have updated your drivers. But the above may help in keeping you from having to completely restart your machine.

One thought does come to mind though. That is checking to see if the wireless is set to turn off when the PC goes in sleep mode. Keeping wireless active could keep it from bugging out.

Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Power Options > Change Plan Settings
Change advanced power settings
Wireless Adapter settings > Power Savings Mode > Setting:
There is a choice between (Performance, Low, Med, and Max)
My desktop never sleeps and wireless is set to performance. So I have no experience with the setting, I just know it is there.

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Hello all,

I was hoping someone could offer advice on a pesky problem I have with my sons school laptop.

He has a relatively new Acer Travelmate P645-M SNID 44804139034 Win 764 bit which just last Monday could not connect to the school server or my modem at home, we can connect with a wire or a dongle but not with the inbuilt wireless adapter.

I have been to Acer site and downloaded the relevant drivers for the devices listed in Device manager and they are all updated. The list under Network adapters is.

Intel Dual Broad band wireless n7260
Intel ethernet
Microsoft virtual mini port adapterx2

I'm assuming the Intel Broadband wireless adapter is the one that connects wirelessly to the internet.

So when the computer starts it looks for a connection but message says no connection available, so I trouble shoot and get "Turn on wireless capability" by using the function keys, so I do this eventhough the wireless lamp is indicating it's on, but no good.

This is a bit frustrating now as everything seems like it's working as it should be but something is blocking the wireless starting up or so it seems.

Now I've been onto Acer support but they only checked the device manager for warnings, but everything is good, their next suggestion is a factory reset, that's something I don't want to do at this stage especially mid school term.

I ran scannow and it fixed some errors but couldn't fix the all so maybe that could be a possibility, I have logs if they are... Read more

A:No wireless capability

Ok here's the ipconfig file but wifi inspector doesn't seem to be working.

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how to turn on wireless capability,

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Well, In the middle of using a wireless connection, it stops working. When I go to diagnose the problem, It tells me that my wireless capability is turned off. However, the light on the front of my computer tells me that it's on and pressing FN F8 only reconfirms that.

I'm using a Satellite A-305 Toshiba Lap-top and running Windows Vista

Any help?

A:Wireless capability off but on

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I have an Acer Aspire Desktop 4050eAMD Athlon 3GB memory, 320GB SATA hard disk Supermulti drive. Windows vista home premium, HDMI support, 14in1 card reader. I hope all this means somthing to you, it doesn't to me! I have a wireless modem, currently that is hooked up to the back of my desk top. I am wanting to know what I need to do so that I can move my computer to another room. I have to leave my modem where it is. Is there anything I can add to the computer, or possibily already have there so I can continue to have internet access? Thank you for your time!

A:wireless capability

The provider of the wireless modem should have given you written instructions on how to set this up.

Did you not get documentation/help as part of this setup?

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I have a IBM X31 thinkpad laptop which I have had the hard drive replaced. I have no OEM discs but have loaded Windows XP professional 2002 with SP3. After a great deal of time I have found drivers for all hardware from either the IBM (Lenovo) website or from driver detective with the exception of the network controller whiich I assume controls the wireless capabilities of the computer. I have tried to turn on/off the wireless capability using the f5 key to no avail. I'm unsure of what to do next.

A:wireless capability

Whats the type-model number of your laptop? Should be on a sticker on the bottom of the laptop.

Also try installing the IBM System Update utility:

Then run it and download any drivers and software it shows available for your laptop.

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Having issues with the wireless capability on my laptop.
It's an Asus, but I don't have a book or anything stating specs. etc. We bought it off a friend.
What I have done.
Troubleshoot tells me that the laptop is unable to connect and I should try enabling wifi via a button or FN+F2 (F2 has the wifi icon) This doesn't change anything.
Went to Network and Sharing Centre and disabled the button that stops it connecting when the battery is low.

I am not completely inept when it comes to technical computer stuff, but I am no expert. Any help is appreciated.


A:Wireless Capability


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Fixed a laptop that hasn't been used since the DC jack broke in March.  Today I finally come around to soldering a new one on and to my surprise [never soldered before xDD] the laptop as booted and it's working.
However I cannot connect to the Internet.  After troubleshooting I am getting the message "Wireless Capabilities are turned off".  I tried using FN+9 to enable wireless but nothing happens.  Also when I go into the Mobility Center it won't let me turn it on as the drop down menu won't appear.
Anyone have any ideas on why this is happening and/or how I can fix this problem?
The Laptop is a Samsung RV510.

A:Wireless Capability Problem


This happens because power management turned off wireless capability when not in use. You can change this setting:
Open Network Connections
Right-click on the wireless connection
Click Configure next to the wireless adapter
Click the Power Management tab
Uncheck "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"
Like this:

Then Reboot.

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It tells me to turn on wireless capability, but i dont know how.Wi Fi is working on my phone and computer, but it wont work on Laptop.I tried every fn and f1-f12 combination without success. Windows 7 32bit / ProBook 4515sThanks in advance

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I have an asus laptop and yestarday I restored it back a few hours becase I deleted a program but now my wireless capability keeps turning off... I tried uninstalling Wireless Console 3 and that did not work..

A:Wireless Capability keeps turning off

Make sure there is only one WiFi listed in the Device Manager.
Try uninstalling the WiFi driver but don't delete it
Reboot the PC
On the WiFi Router do a power recycle (power off then power on wait 3 mins)

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How do I tell if my desktop computer has wireless capability. Simple question but I have very little computer savvy.

A:Solved: wireless capability

Being a desktop you would most likely see an antenna coming out of the back of your computer.

You can also look in device manager. If you see only one device under Network Adapters, you most likely only have a wired connection.

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hi im new here and well my computer was having some difficulties a few days ago and i was wondering if anyone could answer my question

My question is: When i restarted my computer but windows wouldn't start up after a few tries it finally started up and there was a window that came up i can't remember what it said but it said that Wireless Capability was turned off and that Windows expired, i finally got Windows activated again but Wireless Capability wasn't turned back on, is there any way of turning it back on?

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hi, hope alls well with every1. i have a question. i own an acer aspire 7520 laptop. ive never had a problem connecting to the internet wireless or hardwired. this morning, i tried to pick up a wireless signal and it told me that wireless capabilities are turned off, it says theres either a switch or a button combo to turn it back on. theres no switch anywhere, and theres apparently no button combo(went 2 hot key help menu and also looked through my manual). if someone could help me it would make my year lol. tyvm

A:wireless capability problem

Does your user's manual address the issue of turning on wireless?
Sometimes it is a combo of PF keys.

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I have got exactly the same problem like that one being encountered by scaterbrain. Mine is HP 635 with windows 7 ultimate, 64 bit. The Wifi quick launch button is continuously amber and cant find any wifi network. Even if the button(f12) is pressed for seconds, there is no change. Can you help me please

A:how do I turn on my wireless capability?

theaustins Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about WiFi not working and wanted to help. Yours is a new thread, so there is no information about the other person's problem.However, here are some troubleshooting steps you can try: HP PCs - Troubleshooting Wireless Network and InternetGood LuckI am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.========================================================================If you feel my suggestions helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol to say thanks!If they helped resolve your issue, please click "Accept As Solution" to help others find similar information.

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I'm running Windows 7 on my ASUS laptop. All the sudden a couple days ago, my wireless capability started turning off every time I shut down the computer or was idle for an extended period of time. Does anyone know the cause and/or solution to this?

A:wireless capability keeps turning off

Hello whitelighter1972 and Welcome to TSG!

This seems to be an issue with Asus systems. Try uninstalling the Wireless Console 3 Utility and see if the issue is resolved. If you want to reinstall it, you can download it here. ASUS Wireless Switch (Wireless Console3) Utility Just select your OS. But if you do reinstall, the problem will most likely return.

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Iv just installed windows 7 on a fujitsu amilo laptop, its all working fine apart from a combination of fn+f1, which is to turn on wireless. all other fn combinations are working, any ideas anyone?????

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I am working on a Gateway laptop with Windows8. Out of nowhere, an x appears under my wi-fi connection. When I troubleshoot, it informs me that the wireless capability needs to be enabled. Problem is, when I try to go to that area, it is greyed out, leaving me without the option of even resetting anything.

I have even reprogrammed my while computer and have lost everything in the process. Using the function keys do not help. It only switches off and on in airplane mode. Pressing numerous keys didn't work either. I've tried everything under the sun and read every forum known to mankind. Can I please be assisted in fixing this dilemma?

A:Wireless Capability Disabled

can we see a device manager and an ipconfig /all please

ipconfig /all

We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a reply here.

If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply
Note: you will see entries named Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface: we dont need to see that information - JUST the information above those entries

For Windows 8
To open a Cmd Prompt or an Administrator Cmd prompt from the Desktop.
Use Win + X and choose Command Prompt or Command Prompt (Admin) from the list.​
For windows version, XP, Vista, W7
Hold the Windows key and press R

Now type CMD

Now press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):​
In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but ther... Read more

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Hi, I have a probook 4430s and last night the wifi was working just fine when suddenly it turned off. It's not just my wifi, it's any wifi at all. I keep trying to turn the wireless capability back on but the light on the button stays orange. I tried to do it through the device manager thing as well but nothing seems to work. Maybe I am just doing it wrong, but please help

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A:Wireless capability won't turn on

On boot screen.. quickly press F10 repeatedly; other HP models will be different. Either F1 or Esc or F9 ans so on. try that out !!

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How do I turn on wireless capability. it went off. Can't turn it back on. i have an HP pavilion dv5 notebook PC

A:Wireless capability on this computer is off

is there a wireless button on your computer? Most laptops have one by the power button.
If not look in the control panel.
Might also be a shortcut key using the fn key on the keyboard.

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How do I turn on the wireless capability on this computer? There is no button/switch and no keyboard function button.

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Windows 7 Home Premium
ASUS Notebook G60 Series
Intel Core i7 CPU Q720 @ 1.60GHx
6.00 GB of ram
Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter


For the last two weeks my laptop has been having troubles with its network adapter (Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter).

Every time my computer starts up from sleep mode or just a normal start up my icon in the bottom right hand corner shows a black box with a plug in it and says no network connection available.

I then proceed by opening up the "Network and Sharing Center," clicking on the "Change Adapter Settings" button in the top left corner, right click on the "Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter" icon and selecting "Diagnose."

The diagnostic runs and asks me if I would like to turn on my wireless capabilities, I click the "Apply Fix" button and it turns on my Adapter.

Here's the Detection Details:

Diagnostics Information (Network Adapter)
Details about network adapter diagnosis:

Network adapter Wireless Network Connection driver information:

Description . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter
Manufacturer . . . . . . . . . : Atheros Communications Inc.
Provider . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft
Version . . . . . . . . . . . :
Inf File Name . . . . . . . . . : C:\Windows\INF\netathrx.inf
Inf File Date . . . . . . . . . : July-13-09 8:37:24 PM
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A:Wireless capability keeps turning off

Check your windows settings and any software specific settings if there is a control panel other than the windows one for controlling the card. With my laptop the wifi always disconnects after a certain amount of time idle to save battery. Its not really uncommon.

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I have tried almost everyone with no reply so I can only hope that someone takes pity on this extremely challenged senior. New PC L675, new OS Win 7 premium, and believe it or not first time wireless and I started way back when.
Wireless works effortlessly in win 7, partitioned and loaded Ubuntu 10.4. Dual boot works and seemingly
wireless connected at Ubuntu boot, but will NOT sustain online capability any longer then opening Firefox.
Please advise and thanks

A:wireless capability Ubuntu

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Good evening,

My laptop wifi keeps going off, everytime I start the computer or wake it up from standby.

It's the same problem as mentionned in this post:
... but that post did not include a solution.

The hardware switch is on, which turns the bluetooth on but not the wifi.
The only way to get the wifi back is to run the networking troubleshooter. After a while, the troubleshooter says "Turn on wireless capability", I click the button and I get the wifi back .... until the next time my computer goes to sleep or is switched off.

Thanks for your support,

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Hello! I have read many questions and answer about this problem but none of them helped me. I tried the fn key with every f? key i have in my keybord but nothing happened. I unchecked the option the option "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save energy", I enabled the wireless adapter via BIOS and still I don't have access to the internet. I searched every side of the laptop and I don't have a button to turn it on. Any other advice would be helpfull. Thank you in advance!

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I can't connect directly to the router as the laptop doesn't have an ethernet port (which is stupid). I can't figure out how to get this done.

A:How to turn on Wireless Capability on Windows 7?

What make and model laptop is it? There may be a hardware switch that you need to press to turn the wifi on.

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I am a student at university and using university wi-fi to connect to the internet and for the past two weeks it has worked fine. But today randomly, on my Desktop PC running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit it has stopped working and when I try and troubleshoot the problem it says 'Turn on wireless capability' It says no connections are available.

The network is working completely fine on my Windows 8.1 Laptop and Android mobile.

My Desktop PC recognizes my wireless adaptor as it makes the connected and disconnected sounds whenever I take it out or put it in.


A:Turn on wireless capability error

Try reinstalling drivers

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My sister has given me her old laptop, its a medion akoya s5612, purchased from aldi a few years back. The keyboard on it is completely broken and none of the keys work. I have wiped the hdd and re-installed windows 7. I have updated all the drivers but I cannot get the wlan on. It is activated by pressing fn + f8 however I am unable to press this due to the keyboard not working. I have a usb keyboard but does not have an fn key. I have tried using virtual downloaded keyboards aswell the windows 7 easy access keyboard but that doesnt work. Also when I go to windows mobility centre the option for wireless is greyed out. I have also tried entering the bios but no options there for wlan. Anyone got any other ideas? Thanks

A:Turn in wireless capability without hot keys

Go to Start/Search and type devmgmt.msc right click the devmgmt icon in the search results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Device Manager open up Network Adapters, do you see a wifi adapter listed there? If not, and it it not listed in the Bios, this computer may not have ever had a wifi adapter.
If it does, go to Start/Search and type ncpa.cpl and press enter. If the wifi adapter is listed here you can right click it and Enable it.

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Whenever my Sony laptop is turned back on and I choose IE, I am unable to connect. After I choose the diagnose connection problem button, I receive the message wireless capability is turned off and then a button to apply the fix..

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A:wireless capability turns off at restart

Is the adapter set to automatically connect (check in Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections)?

You might also check the power settings for your network card in Device Manager. Set it so that the OS does not manage power to the device. Leave it that way long enough to see if the problem goes away.

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Im having a problem with my laptops wireless capability; it worked fine, until i tried a hardwried connection (i went over to this center and tried one and it didn't work, so i unplugged it).

Now, I can't connect to any wireless networks unless i do the windows network troubleshooter, which it tells me my laptops wireless capability is turned off; I then have to click on the option to turn wireless capability back on..

I have tried playing in change adapter settings in Network Connections, but nothing is working.. I have tried disabling the LAC and wireless adapter but nothing is working..

I also notice under Local Area Connection that is says "Network cable unplugged". Also in one of the tables of the windows network troubleshooter it shows Network cable unplugged and wireless capability is turned off.. Is my laptop trying to find the hardwire connection all the time so it turns off wireless? How can i fix this :3

A:laptops wireless capability keeps turning off..

I also notice under Local Area Connection that is says "Network cable unplugged".Click to expand...

That's normal and accurate unless you have a cable plugged in. If you do have a cable plugged in probably the NIC or cable is defective. Although it's possible that the ethernet was turned off to save power.

I assume that you are using an integrated wireless adapter. What kind of wireless switch do you have, and is it turned on? Do you also have a utility that can switch the wireless on or off? If so, is it saying "on"?

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We purchased a new 52" Aquos LCD and have been offered a deal with NetFlix through the internet in order to obtain movies directly to the new set.

We were assured by Cisco and Best Buy that by installing a new higher end router and a bridge adapter that would be compatible with the new TV. The router and adapter are working fine, but we have no luck whatsoever getting the TV to recognize them.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

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I'm trying to connect with a linksys wireless adapter, but diagnostics keep telling me that wireless capability is turned off. Thing is, it's a desktop, so there's no switch or function keys.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Turn on wireless capability - on a desktop

Quote: Originally Posted by heyz

I'm trying to connect with a linksys wireless adapter, but diagnostics keep telling me that wireless capability is turned off. Thing is, it's a desktop, so there's no switch or function keys.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

You need to first make sure that you have a wireless NIC installed on the desktop.

You need to make sure the wireless NIC is enabled in Device Manager.

You need to make sure you have the drivers for this wireless NIC up to date and installed.

You should make sure you are using WPA2 security with AES encryption in your routers settings for the wireless connection. Of course you will need an SSID "name for wireless network" and that you have a wireless password set up.

You need to make sure those settings are reflected in the profile for the wireless connection under Manage Wireless Connection in the Network and Sharing section in Windows.

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I have a problem with the switch button for my wireless network adapter on my laptop. It doesn't turn the radio on when the laptop restarts. I suppose, it stays on off no matter what the button position is.

So at every boot one has to:
- wait until it fails, (so all programs needing network at startup fail too)
- click on the network icon in the system tray, diagnose and repair
- wait for Vista to work out that there is no wireless connectivity,
- click on turn on wireless connectivity then wait until Vista repairs itself.

After that is works happily until the next reboot.
I repeat - it is not some software option. The on/off switch doesn't work (nor the function key).

Question 1 Can I switch on the connectivity on startup to allow this to
happen seamlessly. Is there a cmd command which I can setup to run at startup.

Question 2 Is there some way of creating a shortcut
which would allow the click of one button rather than going through the
learning experience each time that the connectivity requires to be switched

Thanks for reading

A:Automaticaly turn on wireless capability at startup

First, what type of laptop have you got? What make and model is it?
Have you had a look in your bios to see if there is a default state for the wireless.
My backup laptop has wireless and boots with it is the same state as it was when the system is closed down.
You may have to change the order of things that start up when you switch on your laptop or even put in a delay for some programs so that they do not start untill your laptop is connected to the wireless network.

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Yesterday I was uploading some photos from my camera to my laptop. The SD card in the camera has something seriously wrong with it and whenever I put it in my laptop, the sound control opens and closes and a little message with the wifi and Bluetooth symbols with and without red circles with lines through over them. This is usually not a problem as when I take out the card the wifi and Bluetooth resume normally. However this time when I try to connect it says 'windows cannot find any networks'. A diagnosis says 'wireless capability on this computer is turned off. Turn on wireless capability. This can be done by using a switch, which is usually found on the front or side of the computer, or a function key combination.' I've found the switch, on one side it has a circle and on the other it has two arrows like a fast forward symbol followed by what looks like an LED and then an antenna symbol. Obviously the switch is meant to be towards the antenna, which it is. However it is only half way towards it because it slides back to the middle if I push it further to the antenna (this also brings up a 'wi-fi catcher' which is empty.) My investigations into this have found that fn+f2 doesn't do anything and there is no blue antenna symbol on the keyboard. The WLAN card is enabled. In 'dell wireless WLAN card utitlity' it says 'connection status: radio disabled'. Also a diagnostics of the WLAN hardware finds everything is ok. A ... Read more

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how do i turn on the wireless capability on compaq presario notebook CQ56-115DX  ?

A:how do i turn on the wireless capability on compaq presario ...

Press F12 key on the Notebook to turn ON/OFF the wireless. If the light turns amber in color its OFF , and if light is white it means wireless is ON

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Hello. I may have turned of my wireless capability accidentally by clicking a combination during a game. I used google to fix this problem but nothing helped yet. Some solutions that I have found and tried already:- turned on my laptop and clicked F10 & F9 (default pop up I clicked no)- Network and Sharing Center / Change adapter settings / right click enable (wireless icon)- configure / Power Management/ Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power (deactivated)Nothing helped yet. The windows network diagnostics still says "Turn on wireless capability".I use the HP Pavilion 15-p204ng and Windows 7 (64 bit). I hope someone can help me please!

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Hi Guys, some of you might recognize me from the windows 7 forums, this is my first post here. I have never used vista except to help my friends so I am not very familiar with it, but it's very close to the windows 7 interface so it's not that hard to learn.

My friend has Vista and has a problem with her wireless. she has a lenovo R61i Laptop. the router is linksys WRT54GC. randomly the wireless capability gets disabled even though the physical switch is not changed ( is always on ), this happens usually when the PC is restarted or when the router is restarted. sometimes we restart the PC or the router but it doesn't occur, so I cannot re-create the problem easily. I googled a bit and saw some people suggesting this could be because the wireless service is not set to automatic, so I checked services and the only service that seems to have to do with the wireless is the WLAN service, and it is set to automatic and started. all we have to do is just do diagnose and vista will say that the solution to the problem is found , which is to enable the wireless capability, so I click on that and it will enable wireless and everything will work. but for my friend is it confusing as she thinks there is a problem with her internet connection or her router, I told her it is a simple bug with vista ( I think ) and I will look for a solution.

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A:vista wireless capability gets randomly disabled

If the encryption is WEP, try WPA or better yet WPA2. I've read that WEP has been known to cause intermittent connection problems with some setups.


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My daughter has an old Compaq N600c with OS XP professional. When she visits me she would like to use my wireless broadband, however, her laptop does not seem to have a wireless capability. Is there any way we can install a card or something? I opened the silver multiport cover on the laptop lid and there is a green card in there, marked PCB-PC7507 TRANSFB-30D-VER 310.Alternatively, would one of those USB dongle adaptors work? If so, can you suggest what to buy?Im useless with computers, so any advice will be very much appreciated.

A:Solved: Compaq Evo N600c wireless capability?

You can use a USB wireless adapter. The laptop probably has a PCMCIA slot; if so you can use a PCMCIA (Notebook) card.

I prefer the PCMCIA cards, but USB adapters can be used with almost all computers while PCMCIA adapters are limited to older laptops.

Whatever you buy just make sure it is compatible with XP, and if possible with Windows 7 as it will probably outlast the PC.

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I have a desktop computer, and have a D-Link DWA-510 wireless network adapter installed. Though I cannot pick up any wireless networks even though I know there are wireless networks as my iPhone picks them up.

I have tried the following:

1/ Clicking on the wireless/internet icon (not sure what to called it, it's the icon that brings up network and sharing) located on the bottom right of the bottom task bar. though no networks show up.

2/ Adding a new wirless network via 'Network and Sharing' option - though when windows does a search for networks it never stops searching.

3/ Installing the new drivers from the D-Link website

If I look at the back of the tower the network card that I have the external antenna connected to has one static green light lit. So I gather it is installed correctly as it is lit and it was installed when I brought the computer, although if I go to device manager it is not listed under Networks?!. I have triedto search on turning the wireless capability on though I cannot find a solution that actualy turns it on.

Anyhow hope all that makes some kinda sense please suggest some solutions I could try!

Thanks in advance

A:Turn on wireless capability windows 7 64BIT

Also if I go to:

Control Panel
Network and Internet
Manage Wireless Networks

It says ' Wireless is currently not enabled' but no where to turn it on...

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Hi, all!

Our laptop, HP Pavilion DV9000 (Vista Home), is equiped with a wireless wi-fi card. Suddenly, there is no connection to our router, hence no internet. I went into the System, Device manager, to check the status. I could not find anything on the wi-fi card, just the standard network controller.

I tried to open HP Wireless Assistant program, it would not launch.

Can someone advise if it's a hardware problem, that the wi-fi card needs to be replaced?

Thanks so much in advance!

A:Lost Wireless capability on HP DV9000 laptop

Oh, yeah, I forgot to mention. The On/Off toggle in front is glowing amber, no matter which way I flip it.

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Hi All,
It had been working fine for two years now. Just yesterday my I year old punched the keyboard of my Notebook here and there when I was working. I show a couple of dialogs popping up and getting closed when he was punching. And all of sudden I lost my wireless connection, in a strange way.

The WIFI card is disabled, the physical button on the laptop is red indicating that it is disabled. When I press it to switch the wifi back on, the switch don?t respond

WWhen I run network diagnostic: error is: Wireless capability is turned off. But I see no option to turn it on.

I checked the network adapters through the Control panel and also in the device manager. They are up and running. No yellow sign, no ?!? marks.
Restarted several times. No change.
Restarted in safe mode. Deleted the device in device manager and reinstalled. No change.
Disabled firewall. No change. (DO I need to restart after disabling?)

Checked the manual for Key combinations to toggle wireless on off. But there were non.
Any ideas? Please help. It may be a key combination that was activated when he punched the keys.

? AVG Free is installed. Need to check this one.
? Need to check in BIOS as well.

A:Turn on wireless capability COMPAQ c794 on Windows 7

Get rid of AVG free, it causes wireless connection problems on a daily basis around here.

Uninstalling AVG will most likely fix the problem but if you are still having problems please post your ipconfig/all here and I will have a look at it.

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A:Adding wireless network capability to wired router

You might check the company to see if they have an add-on but more than likely you have to buy a modem with a wireless gateway or go buy a wireless access point. What is the model of the modem?

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I seem to be having quite a bit of trouble with my asus laptop lately.
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Iv also started using a lan cable. These are the only two new things I can think of.

SO when I use my wireless ( I alternate between this and lan) it keeps turning off and error comes up wireless capability is turned off so I have to turn it back on.

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A:Laptop malfunctioning, wireless capability turning off and prgrammes uninstalling

you need to have the experts in the malware section to take a look at your system. Please follow the steps from the following

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum

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Please help me as I don't know where to go from here.


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thanks so much

A:Solved: Wireless is turned off.. cannot enable wireless networking

Hi Jadewoman

On the left hand side of this laptop there is a wireless switch. This will turn it back on!

See page 27 of the owner's manual including a picture of the switch.

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I've looked around online and it seems like there's a problem with the updates. I've tried the suggestion here:

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Another suggestion I found was a system recovery but I'm iffy to do a full system recovery.. does anybody have any detailed instructions to just recover my wireless adaptor driver or any other suggestions?


A:Solved: No wireless connection w/ wireless turned on

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A:Wireless got turned off

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I have a problem with two of my personal laptops, but not mine or my husband's work laptops. I have a Dell laptop and he has a Toshiba. Mine has Windows XP and his has Vista. So when we are trying to connect to the wireless router sometimes on my computer the internet says wireless turned off, turn back on to connect. But it's not off, at least I didn't turn it off and I can't turn it back on. I just have to sit there for like 15 minutes and hope it turns back on. For his Toshiba we just have to plug it in to the router directly because it never turns back on by itself.
Any ideas? Maybe an update I missed?

A:Wireless Says Turned Off, But it's Not

When the connection says it is in the wrong state, have you tried toggling it on and off to see if it will correct itself?

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AVG identified trojans, vaulted, ran malwarebytes several times until no infections noted, still have big problems, especially when wireless is turned on, 100% CPU usage, freezing programs.

TIA for any help...

ComboFix 11-08-24.06 - Administrator 08/25/2011 10:11:17.3.1 - x86
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2039.1278 [GMT -5:00]
Running from: c:\documents and settings\Administrator\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Disabled/Updated* {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2011-07-25 to 2011-08-25 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
2011-08-25 14:53 . 2011-08-25 14:54 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe
2011-08-25 14:08 . 2011-08-25 14:08 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Application Data\ServiceTest
2011-08-24 03:14 . 2011-08-24 03:16 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Yontoo Layers Runtime
2011-08-14 19:30 . 2011-08-14 19:30 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\Administrator\Application Data\Blackberry Desktop
2011-08-14 19:07 . 2011-08-14 19:07 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Research In Motion
2011-08-14 19:07 . 2011-08-14 19:09 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\... Read more

A:100% CPU usage when wireless turned on

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Three weeks ago my computer was infected with the google redirect virus and Microsoft Security Essentials could not be reinstalled or opened. Virus removal programs did not manage to remove it until Microsoft support told me to first run rkill. Then they gave a series of virusscanners and fixes to be run and the computer seemed to be itself. I changed from Firefox to Chrome in the hope that browser would be saver. Unfortunately, a week ago, my computer acted strange again, this time by turning the battery loading indicator of and more inconveniently, the wireless lan. By using the on/off wireless lan button, the wireless lan did not work. I restarted in safe mode with networking and that worked. So I turned off most of the start-up processes and the wireless lan runs until the computer has been to sleep. After that only a restart helps the wireless lan to be turned on. I have run several anti-virus programs and in the beginning two trojans were found (sorry, I do not know which because I happily thought that would solve the problem) but did not bring a solution. Microsoft Security Essentials keeps on running this time so Microsoft support does not give help by email this time. I have reset the router to fabric installation but still the problem stays.

This is my dds log:

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by nic at 21:42:49 on 2012-04-02
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.31.1033.18.2046.1079 [GMT 2:00]
AV: Mic... Read more

A:wireless lan keeps on being turned of until restarted

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I have a Compaq Laptop, Presario F500, and i've had it for approximately over 2 years... When i first got it of course everything worked and was fine. First and foremost, my problem is that my laptop will not register any wireless connections, and despite the wireless switch being turned on, instead of the color BLUE showing, indicating the laptop can connect wirelessly, (not a word lol) the actual color that is showing is AMBER despite my constant battles with it. Therefore, i cannot connect wirelessly to the internet. And my computer runs slow even though i've done a disk cleanup and a disk defrag. I have an external hard drive and i've taken almost everything off and put it on that, but that seemed to not do anything really. I called Microsoft to help and they knew the problem and how to fix it immediately!!! but at the end of saying all of that, they way talking about charging me $139.99.... I said < no thanks > . lol i previously had Norton Antivirus and all that good stuff. (Symantec and whatnot) but i took that off because of the subscription being expired, thinking that was part of the problem. And i installed McAfee. Idk if i should've did that or not but i did. but I'm looking for some more help and if anybody can find it in their heart to try and help me... Because i've been having this problem for over a year and have been trying to fix it myself. And i KNOW it's possible, but i just need some guidance is all... So if you k... Read more

A:My Wireless Connection is Turned OFF!!!

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I came across a mmc card so plug it in to see if I wanted to wipe it or save it. it had a porn clip on it
so I wiped it clean to reuse. I run a XP laptop in good working order until then. it shut down my internet
connection, changed ip config who knows what else. I got tech support for att dsl to get the ethernet
wire working but can not get wireless connection to work. have run windows virus scan, and reloaded
XP restore disc with no luck. I don't want a bunch of programs on laptop, basic XP, internet, open office, no gaming or photoshop extras wanted.
I'm an old fool so will need step by step instruction to fix this...

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I've picked up some piece of malware I believe that has turned off my wireless adapter. The physical switch is turned on and Fn+f2 does not work to get it turned on. I have scanned with: Malwarebytes, Avast Antivirus, Spybot, and was running Online Armor firewall a the time of infection. Spybot did find several and all were removed. I was downloading things I should not have, and I know better. It is a fairly recent install of windows. I have release and renewed IP and flushed the DNS. Ethernet LAN connection had worked previous, now it is doing exactly what the wireless is. Wireless drivers are up to date. Any help would be appreciated!

A:WIndows 7 Wireless turned off

Do you have restore point when wireless worked?

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Just bought a Gateway MX6453. I have DSL at home, with a wireless modem. In order to get online, each time the laptop has been closed, I need to start Wireless Zero Configuration. Under properties, it is set for startup type=automatic.

Then I have to go to Open Network Connections, Properties, Wireless Networks, and check "use windows to configure my wireless settings". It is always unchecked when the computer is restarted.

How do I set this up so it really is automatic? On the old laptop, it connects automatically when the card is in and you turn the laptop on.

Tried one office yesterday that has a secure network, you need to type in a key each day. Even after going through all of the above, my laptop couldn't even see the network, although the laptop 2 feet away was online fine.

Is there some firewall or something resetting these settings? I thought I uninstalled all the McAffee stuff that came with the laptop, just using Windows firewall and AVGfree antivirus.

New laptop also has bluetooth, is that what is causing this issue?


A:New laptop, wireless needs to be turned on each time?

Probably your wireless adapter's utility is also running. Please see this thread:

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