So not having a clue on what I am doing, I put in a USB WiFi adapter dongle that I used to use on a desktop unit. Turning "off" the native WiFi switch and rebooting and presto, I have an internet connection on the laptop. But what's the real problem? Is this a bad Wireless card WiFi WLAN that needs to be replaced in the laptop?
The sequence I am using now is:
with the WiFi switch OFF and dongle in a USB port, select 'connect to a network' (I am given several choices including mine so it 'sees' the options), I select mine and enter network key. Bingo, I'm connected.
Edited by Queen-Evie, 27 December 2014 - 11:47 PM.
moved from Windows 7 to the appropriate forum