QUICK FIX: Wireless Capabitility is Turned Off

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Wireless Capability enables LAN cable network connection to your laptop. Your network connection will not be established, and the network icon at the extreme right side of your Taskbar will turn gray.


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1. Download and install the Diagnostic

2. Run full scan

3. Perform system clean-up & repair

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Update Device Drivers

In most of the cases reported, this issue was caused due to outdated device drivers – software that facilitate communication between your operating system and hardware. Update the device drivers using the Free Wise Driver Care. Restart your computer after successful completion.

For Dell Laptops

If you’re using a Dell laptop, you’ve likely pressed the Fn + F2 key combination that disables Wireless Capability of your notebook. Press Fn + F2 keys again to turn on the Wireless Capability feature.

Unplug & Replug the Battery

Unplug the power cord and turn your laptop off. Locate the battery latch located at the bottom of your notebook. Slide the latch switch, keep it holding to the opposite direction till you carefully remove the battery. Wait for a moment after removing the battery. Plug it back again, switch on the power supply and start your laptop.

Perform Network Diagnostic

Network Troubleshooting is a handy tool that pings and provides faster resolution to network problems. Here’s how to fix the intermittent issue:

1. Type Troubleshooting in the Search Box on Taskbar.

2. Open it from the Search Results.

Troubleshooting

3. Click Network and Internet

4. Click Network Adapters or Internet Connections, whichever applicable.

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5. Follow the prompts on your screen.

Reinstall your Network Adapter

It is important that Network Adapter which is an essential component of your Local Area Network connection must be working properly. You might want to uninstall and reinstall the network adapter.

1. Type Devices and Printers in the Search Box on your Taskbar.

2. Open it from the Search Results.

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3. Right-click on an empty area, choose Device Manager.

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4. Expand top node.

5. Expand Network Adapters.

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6. Right-click your active network adapter, choose Uninstall option.

7. Exit out of the screen; restart.

8. Open the Device Manager tool again.

9. Right-click the top node, choose Scan for hardware changes.

Disable Power Saving Feature for your Network Adapter

Make sure that the power saving feature is not enabled. Modify the power management settings and disable the power saving feature.

1. Press Windows Key + X; choose Network Connections.

2. Right-click your active network adapter, select Properties.

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3. Click Configure.

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4. Click Power Management tab.

5. Uncheck the box labeled Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.

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6. Click OK, close the previous Control Panel window.

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