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Wifi WLAN button not working

Discussion in 'Networking' started by CobyAbalos, Sep 8, 2015.

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  1. CobyAbalos

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    My WLAN button on my compaq presario cq57 is not working how can I turn on my wifi from my computer?
     
  2. CleaverX

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    First check the status of your adapter in Device Manager, then if that is OK go to Control Panel, Network and Sharing Center. In the upper left corned, click on Change Adapter Settings, then look at the status of the adapter; right click it and see if the option to Enable is available.
     
  3. CobyAbalos

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    I'm able to do that I disabled and enabled it but it still doesn't turn on it has a x on it
     
  4. CleaverX

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    Yes well, the truth is that those laptops that have a physical button or switch for the wifi adapter, require it to work properly to turn the device on or off. So either the switch/button has gone bad or the adapter has (less likely). Given the age and low initial cost of that model, your best bet would be to go with an external USB based wifi adapter. Chances are it will work better than the built in unit anyway.
     
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    It sounds like an issue with the adapter if it has a X and cannot enable
    But try this
    Uninstall and allow windows to re-install the adapter and Driver
    goto the device manager > Network Adapters > click on the [+] to show all the adapters

    right click on the adapter and from the menu

    remove/uninstall the adapter

    Now restart the pc and allow windows to detect new hardware and re install the adapter and the driver
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