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Issue with Ethernet connection and WiFi

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Ashurbanipal, May 17, 2012.

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  1. Ashurbanipal

    Ashurbanipal Thread Starter

    May 17, 2012
    I consider myself generally pretty knowledgeable about computers in general but these issues have me stumped.

    The first problem with my laptop (HP Pavilion DV6, Windows 7) Is that the physical wireless adapter button is broken. In the off position. My first question is, is there any way to turn it back on without the button?

    My second problem is that, because I have no wireless internet, I attempted to use an internet cable to plug into the wall internet at home and at school. Guess what, total failure. It says it is connected locally, but no internet connection. I tested the cable on other comps, it is good. The wall internet works fine on other computers. Obviously the wireless internet isn't interfering because its stuck on disabled. What whats the problem??
  2. dlsayremn


    Feb 9, 2008
    This might work to turn on the wireless.

    Open Network and Sharing Center
    In the left pane click Manage Network Connections.
    Right Click your Wireless Connection to pull up the Options box.
    Should show "Enable" at the top. Click.

    What does an IPCONFIG /ALL show for the wired connection?

    From a JohnWill post.
    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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