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#1 UppinRunnin

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 08:13 AM

I upgraded to Win 10 a few months ago. It has now flipped into airplane mode with no way to turn it off. No internet access.

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Tried to factory restore but system now says there is nothing to restore from. I still see it on the partion drive. Want to factory reset!

Reinstalled Win 10. Still AP mode.

AP feature is not listed in settings to turn off/on.

No backup power source to unplug.

Hooked up a newer modem. Still AP mode.

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 07:56 PM

What shows when you display the notification/action center?  Can you post a screen shot with the notification center open?


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#3 UppinRunnin

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 08:46 PM

The Airplane Mode icon shows when I click on network at task bar. The notif action center does not show it. It shows Tablet Mode, Network, Note, snd All Settings.

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 12:48 AM

On some Dell machines holding down the function key (the one marked Fn) and pressing the PrintScreen key turns on wi-fi.

 

See here

 

https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/help-my-windows-10-is-stuck-in-airplane-mode/2/



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 09:16 AM

Thanks. Do not have a Fn key. I wonder if buying a keyboard that has one would take care of the problem.

I have been trying a netsh.exe command as a substitute without success. Don't think it is specific for AP mode.

This is so ridiculous. I have been spending over a day on this so far. You would think MS would have addressed it by now.

Edited by UppinRunnin, 11 March 2017 - 01:17 PM.


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Posted 11 March 2017 - 09:24 AM

Found a tutorial with screenshots. Looks like the AP mode icon is always there. It is lit up blue when on. Mine is gray so off. Something else is wrong that I can't get on the internet.

Diagnostics came up fine and ISP says it is okay. Even tried another modem. Updating drivers just says current best.

Edited by UppinRunnin, 11 March 2017 - 09:26 AM.


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Posted 12 March 2017 - 05:48 PM

Try the following steps in order.

 

Delete your Wifi profile if you are using Wifi and create a new one.

 

Open an elevated command prompt and type the following commands. Windows key + X cmd as admin

 

netsh winsock reset

netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt

Reboot

 

Disable IPv6 in your adapter settings

 

If the above does not help Microsoft has a help page specific to Windows 10 connection issues. 

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/10741/windows-10-fix-network-connection-issues


Edited by JohnC_21, 12 March 2017 - 05:48 PM.





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