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Wifi connection option on control panel is missing

Discussion in 'Networking' started by CodyMei, Nov 3, 2015.

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  1. CodyMei

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    So all of a sudden I can't connect to the Internet. I have my wifi switch on my laptop turned on, I've done everything so far so I could get my wifi back on, but it just won't happen. I've rebooted my laptop three times already, did the same thing with the modem, and nothing.
    Refreshed and still nothing.
    I've uploaded an image so to have a clearer picture of things. Hope it helps.
    Please help. I need internet on my laptop.
    My OS is win7
     

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    Do you have an ethernet cable properly connected between PC and router (or modem)?

    What is listed under Network Adapters in Device Manager?

    What, if any, warnings or errors are anywhere in Device Manager?
     
  3. CodyMei

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    yes, but how will that help with the wifi problem on my laptop?

    under Network Adapters:
    Ethernet Controller
    Bluetooth Device

    that's all

    no errors found

    thank you for replying
     
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    Check in the BIOS to see if the Wi-Fi somehow became disabled there.

    If the wireless adapter is easily accessed through a cover on the laptop bottom remove and carefully and firmly replace it several times (this will fix any potential looseness or corrosion problem).
     
  5. CodyMei

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    Oh, I do not know how to do that.

    and i don't think i can access the wireless adapter.
     
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    Then I suggest that you use the ethernet or a USB wireless adapter.
     
  7. CodyMei

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    then there is no way the wifi on my laptop would return?
     
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    See post #4. I remember that there was at least one case of the adapter becoming disabled in the BIOS and several adapters that were loose or their connectors corroded. However, most times your symptoms mean that the adapter is dead.
     
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