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Discussion in 'Networking' started by EPICCARROT, May 3, 2015.

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  1. EPICCARROT

    EPICCARROT Thread Starter

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    Hi guys

    I had a slight spillage on the keyboard of my hp pavillion dv7. Everything else is fine but the keyboard is out of order.
    Unfortunately the wifi toggle was in the off position when this happened.
    I need to find a way to switch my wifi back on without the use of the laptop's internal keyboard.

    Things I have tried:

    1. A netsh batch
    2. Sharp keys key-mapper (It won't work unless I have the wifi key's source code)
    3. On screen display (It's the program's name, 3rd party program)
    4. Windows mobility center, which wouldn't turn on the wifi because its turned off on the keyboard.

    I would appreciate it if you would please suggest something else (I do not have enough money to buy a new keyboard)

    Is there A batch or a script or a program I can try.

    Thanks for the help guys
     
  2. TerryNet

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    If it's the F12 or other function key (not a special, separate key) try the On-Screen keyboard or an external one.

    I think I've come across an integrated adapter or two which can be turned on/off via a property in Device Manager (right click on the adapter in Device Manager - Properties - Advanced tab. ).

    How have you determined that the wireless adapter did not die along with the keyboard? I assume you made sure it is not noticeably wet and have removed and reinserted it several times to clean the contacts.
     
  3. EPICCARROT

    EPICCARROT Thread Starter

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    Thank you very much Terry but I've managed to fix the problem.

    I had a plan to perhaps take the hard drive out, boot on another laptop using a windows 7 disc and the press 'that' laptop's wifi button.

    Turns out it actually worked, but still, I do appreciate the feedback you're the first in ten different forums.
     
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    You're welcome. Interesting fix. :)
     
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