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Windows 7: Wireless Capability Turned Off

21 Sep 2019   #1
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 
Wireless Capability Turned Off

This is my TV PC. HP Pavilion model p7-1219. It's been working grate for more then a year now but to day after work I lost WIFI. Here's a pic of the trouble shooter. I installed the Mobility Center from brinks post "Enable Windows Mobility Center on a Desktop Windows PC" No link you'll have to look it up. In the Mobility Center the wireless is grayed out. If this was a laptop it'd be anther story but it a tower! No FN key and no WIFI switch. For the life of me I can't figure this out. How do I turn the Wireless Capability ON. Any ideas??




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21 Sep 2019   #2
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Hello Lance1,

you have a HP machine. Then perhaps this thread is relevant/of use to you: Cannot turn Wireless On
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21 Sep 2019   #3
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
Hello Lance1,

you have a HP machine. Then perhaps this thread is relevant/of use to you: Cannot turn Wireless On
Quote:
HP has a setting in the BIOS for LAN/WLAN Switching
The OP says that going to this setting in the BIOS fixed the issue. I have no such setting in this BIOS. The WIFI card is recognized in the Control Panel and Network but "Not Connected". I pulled the WIFI card and boot up and shutdown reinsert and boot in hopes that it'll reset but no joy. All and any help welcome thank you.


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21 Sep 2019   #4
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Lance1,

For some reason I cannot see the attached image in your post #3.

Never mind, what does Device Manager have to say about the Device Status?
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21 Sep 2019   #5
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Lance1,

You could run my Problem_Devices batch script to find any problems and errors => Problem_Devices.bat.

I hope this helps!


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21 Sep 2019   #6
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
Lance1,

For some reason I cannot see the attached image in your post #3.

Never mind, what does Device Manager have to say about the Device Status?
It says that it just fine.


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21 Sep 2019   #7
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi Lance1,

You could run my Problem_Devices batch script to find any problems and errors => Attachment 409417.

I hope this helps!
It says nothing was found.


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21 Sep 2019   #8
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lance1 View Post
It says that it just fine.
From a command prompt window, type:
netsh interface show interface
- what is the State of the wifi interface?
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21 Sep 2019   #9
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

If you type
ipconfig /release [adaptor]
ipconfig /renew [adaptor]

where [adaptor] is the interface name given by netsh interface show interface.

What error message does these commands produce?
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21 Sep 2019   #10
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for your help iKO22. I ran both commands. here are the results.

I all so ran the ipconfig /release *con* command with this result.


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