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wifi windows 8

Discussion in 'Networking' started by wisemonkies, Dec 21, 2012.

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  1. wisemonkies

    wisemonkies Thread Starter

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    i am using dell inspiron windows 7 and few hours ago I install windows 8 most of the things seems ok but I couldn't find my wifi icon in my task bar. I can connect to internet using Ethernet but wifi connection is must for me.
     
  2. etaf

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    lets see an ipconfig /all
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    ipconfig /all
    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.

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

    This should also work for windows 8
    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then 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 there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

    ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

    It will export the results into notepad and then automatically open the notepad and display on your screen.

    Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results into a reply here
    to do that:
    From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
    all the text will now be highlighted
    Next
    From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy

    Now go back to the forum - goto the reply and then right click in the reply box and paste the results.
    The results from the notepad should now appear in the forum reply.
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  3. wisemonkies

    wisemonkies Thread Starter

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    wifi icon missing from notification box after I had install windows 8 and couldn't access internet using wifi connection but can access internet using Ethernet. Could please any help me out how to get back wifi icon and be able to access internet using wifi? Thank you all
     
  4. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    The icon should be to the right in the 'Charm Bar'. Move the mouse to the right edge.
     
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    Couriant Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Duplicate post Etaf.
     
  6. Triple6

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    Merged the two threads together, in the future please only start one thread per issue.

    Did you ensure that all the drivers are installed for Windows 8?
     
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