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Can't Connect To The Internet Via WiFi, But Can With Cable


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#1 MaaD

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 10:32 AM

I can't connect wirelessly only with cable. I had no problems connecting via WiFi until recently. In "Manage Wireless Networks" it says "Wireless is not currently enabled"

Help please!



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Posted 20 October 2016 - 10:44 AM

Please post some relevant specs on your computer.

Retail? Homebuild? Desktop? Laptop? Age of computer?

What have you already done to try to fix the problem? That way we don't waste time explaining how to do things you have tried already.


Help Requests: If there is no reply after 3 days I remove the thread from my answer list. For further help PM me.


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Posted 20 October 2016 - 11:44 AM

Don't really know the relevance of "retail" It's a HP Pavilion dv7 notebook 64 bit OS. It's about 9 years old and no, it's not Homebuild. I have tried a number of "fixes" from the net and I have ran the diagnostic tools but to no avail



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Posted 20 October 2016 - 12:14 PM

Have you checked to see if WIFI is enable in the BIOS? Have you right clicked on your wifi device icon and selected enable? What all have you tried?



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Posted 20 October 2016 - 12:46 PM

I have checked the BIOS and I can't find anywhere to enable WiFi. Yes,  WiFi is already enabled from the icon



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Posted 20 October 2016 - 12:58 PM

Hello MaaD,

If you could please let me know what the model number of your HP Pavilion DV7 is. Thanks.



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Posted 20 October 2016 - 01:15 PM

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 01:36 PM

Alright, I would try reinstalling the driver. After looking on the hp site I believe this is the right one.

http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/swdetails/HP-Pavilion-dv7-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-series/5082216/model/5151753/swItemId/ob-96646-2



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Posted 20 October 2016 - 02:02 PM

Ok, thanks, but should I uninstall the driver first?



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Posted 20 October 2016 - 02:19 PM

Yes I would if I were you even though it should just overwrite the files.



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Posted 20 October 2016 - 02:27 PM

OK, thx



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Posted 20 October 2016 - 02:34 PM

It failed to download. I have tried 3 times but I am getting the same message..."download failed"



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Posted 20 October 2016 - 02:44 PM

I think the download failed because I deleted the driver, don't know where to go from here now!!



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Posted 20 October 2016 - 02:52 PM

Ok, I was able to reinstall the driver and still nothing....can't connect via WiFi



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Posted 20 October 2016 - 03:17 PM

Is there a wireless button next to the power button or a function key to press for enabling wireless?

 

Try the following and make sure wireless is enabled.

 

Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center. In the left pane select Change Adapter Settings. Right click your WIreless Connection and select Enable if shown as disabled.


Edited by JohnC_21, 20 October 2016 - 03:17 PM.





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