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Q: wifi button light is red and wifi in not working

My laptops wifi is not working when I turn on wifi the red light is still red and there is no signal of wifi. that issue is comes up last night, I didnt update any thing and any driver,

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Preferred Solution: wifi button light is red and wifi in not working

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


Wifi not connected and wifi button stay orange what I do tu resolve this problem... im so ............ plz help I try many mathods but they didn't work .........I need my wifi back....

A:wifi button light stay.orange and wifi.not connected

And I have HP 1000 notebook PC......

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So for the past day or so im trying to get the WiFi working on this laptop,didnt succeeded yet. I tryed the f10,f9,f10 ,not working.  HP Wireless Assistant doesnt eaven have any options in it when i instal him. Tryed to manualy instal drivers says its up to date and still not working.Name of the wireless adapter is Railink RT3090 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter. Hardware IDs:PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3090&SUBSYS_1453103C&REV_00PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3090&SUBSYS_1453103CPCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3090&CC_028000PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3090&CC_0280  So any help would be nice.Ty in front,CroMatt  

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Hi To see what drivers are in use, you can try... Open a Command Prompt window as an administrator, and type....  netsh wlan show drivers C:\WINDOWS\system32>netsh wlan show driversInterface name: WiFi 2    Driver                    : Realtek RTL8723BE 802.11 bgn Wi-Fi Adapter    Vendor                    : Realtek Semiconductor Corp.    Provider                  : Realtek Semiconductor Corp.    Date                      : 21/09/2015    Version                   : 2023.18.814.2015    INF file                  : C:\WINDOWS\INF\oem35.inf    Files                     : 2 total                       ... Read more

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Wifi button always red in hp 15  r022tx (Wifi not working). When ever I start my  Laptop I find wifi button off or red color .I am using Window 10 Pro. Please help

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i recently turned off my wiffi from keyboard  and now my wifi button is not working and i want to turn on wifi please help me out

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My wifi on my laptop is not working but my wifi button is on. My wifi signal icon had a red x mark on it. How to deal with this issue. Pls pls pls help. Thanks

A:Hello There. My wifi is not working although my wifi button ...

Check in Device Manager whether you have wireless adapter listed under Network adapter... How to open Device Manager: Open Run box then type devmgmt.msc then click on ok.

Thanks & Regards,Emmanual NebuPlease click ?Accept as Solution? on the post that solves your issue to help others find the same solution.Click the ?Thumbs Up? to say ?Thanks? for helping!

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When I turn on laptop power light comes with wifi light and caps lock light blinks but screen does not starts and still black.Model no.-HP Pav 15 n2 07TU

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from device manager network controller is yellow
this is windows 7 64 bit
dell latitude e6410

tried to install below drivers , all of them did not install need help

A:wifi icon is red cross, also wifi light on laptop does not show up

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Select the Network Controller Right click select Property's ...

Then the Details Tab and Post any Info it says there ...

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I have an HP Pavilion g6. This laptop used to run fine with no issues. Now no matter what I do I cannot get the computer to connect to any wireless networks. I can still connect via direct LAN eithernet cable. There is only a LAN Network symbol where the Wifi symbol used to be. The wireless key's light remains solid orange and does not change. No message appears when it is pressed. The divice manager only lists the Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller and does not list any Ralink driver as it should. I have tried everything. Reseting does nothing.  I am running Windows 7 Home Premium.

A:Laptop wont connect to wifi. Wifi key light is always orange...

   Check if you have Wireless adapter under network adapters in Device Manager.

Thanks & Regards,Emmanual Nebu

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Hello forum people,

I have the following problem on my Toshiba Satellite R850 running Win7 64bit: I decided to change the wireless adapter so I can connect to the 5GHz wifi network my router provides which wasnt possible on the Atheros wireless adapter it came with. I changed it to a Intel Wireless AC 3160- the physical change went quick and without problems and while the adapter is basically working now the problem I'm facing now is that the F8-hotkey function to de-/activate the Wifi and Bluetooth is no longer working. When I press the hotkey button all the different hotkey combinations show up on the upper part of the screen, but now there's only F1-F7 and F9, F8 just went missing. Does anyone have any idea how to get it back?

Thanks in advance and take care

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Hi,      Mine is HP Pavilion dv6 laptop. when I switch on the power button, the screen is not showing anything. (Wifi light is on mousepad border light is on. caps lock is working). I tried Removing battery, ac power off and pressing the power button for 15 sec and then turning the laptop on. But still the screen is blank.     I even tried pressing windows+b while switch on the laptop till the beep comes. But there was nither any beep nor any screen display. I have been looking for a solution for a long tim now. please help me to get back my laptop in working state.

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The Wifi button is no longer working on my Packard Bell Ajax C3

You click the button, and the wifi comes on briefly (about 1 second) then turns off. I have also tried FN + FN2, and the same happens.

I have checked the hardware/driver details, which are as follows:

Atheros AR5007EG running driver version

Any ideas what I can do to enable wifi?


A:Wifi button not working

Do a system restore to before the issue happened, see if that brings it back.

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Hi, My Notebooks' f12 button hasn't been working for a couple of days.It is always showing orange color.Pressing button nothing happens. Please, anyone, help me

A:Wifi button (f12) isn't working

Hello @Mahin4020, Go to BIOS by Tapping F10 at the start up.Restore defaults, Save Changes and exit. See if that works. If no then try performing Windows System Restore to the earlier date( Select the date on which your PC wireless was working fine) Below document will help you:https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01835735  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee   

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I have an emachine E727 series and all of a suddenthe wifi button has stopped working. I have troubleshooted the internet options i have restared my laptop through power and through just preshing the power button and of course I've pressed the wifi button several times.

Does anyone have any suggestions of something i could do to get my wifi to work.

Thank you

A:Wifi button not working

The eMachines E727 laptop appears to come with Windows 7 Starter Edition 32-bit.
Is that the correct Windows version yours is running?

Go into the Device Manager, then expand the Network Adapters heading.
What's the exact description of the devices listed there?
Double-click each one to open its properties window.
Does it show each one as working properly?

If that laptop's built-in wireless device has stopped working for some reason, the easiest solution is to install an external USB wireless adapter.


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WIFI button is staying amber color. It will not turn on or off. It will not connect wirelessly. It is only showing ethernet. Please help!!

A:WIFI Button not working

@alowey Can you see the WiFi in the Device Manager??? REO

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My laptop is Sony VAIO sve 1711 q1eb my adaptor atheros ar 9485. the drivers are reinstalled normally , the wireless service is enabled , the adaptor is enabled but I can't see any available networks (my router is OK I checked it ) and when I go to mobility centre the turn on wireless button is grayed out and my laptop doesn't have any physical WiFi button or any shortcut
And I am sure I did not install any programmes or something

A:cant enable wifi. turn on wifi button grayed out

Was it working before? When did this problem start?

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how can i turn on/off wifi capability without function key and wifi button.plz inform me.thanks

A:how can i turn on/off wifi capability without function key and wifi button.?

You can go to Control Panel--> Network and Sharing Center --> and then click on "Change Adapter settings" on the left side.  Once here you can then right click your Wireless Adapter and select DISABLE.  Be kind and Mark as Answer if I helped.

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My wife has a Dell Inspirion E1505. Earlier today the WiFi light quit working and she lost connectivity. It was working earlier in the day. When I got home, I checked Device Manager and everything appears to be functional. I installed a Compact Wireless G USB thingy to get it on the net. Below is the IPCONFIG /ALL, all deives indicate "Media Disconnected". I guess we need to get them connected? how?
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Snow_Laptop
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-39-0E-23-5B
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d46f:4a58:ec90:cd4e%16(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, July 23, 2009 6:33:03 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, July 24, 2009 6:33:03 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
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A:Wifi light quit working and loss of connectivity

Is the wireless switch the normal Dell Fn + F2? If the wireless LED doesn't go on the adapter, or a portion of the motherboard, is probably dead. It could also be a bad switch, but this is less likely if the switch is a key combination.

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Hello there. My notebook keyboard and touchpad are not working, exceptthe wifi button, it is working fine and i can turn it off and on, but it is the only thing i can do with my keyboard. i've tried everything, uninstall and install the drivers again, i even replaced the keyboard with a new one, but it still didnt work. i cant even use it before startup to enter in BIOS or boot sections. Thanks & Best Regards

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My WLAN button on my compaq presario cq57 is not working how can I turn on my wifi from my computer?

A:Wifi WLAN button not working

First check the status of your adapter in Device Manager, then if that is OK go to Control Panel, Network and Sharing Center. In the upper left corned, click on Change Adapter Settings, then look at the status of the adapter; right click it and see if the option to Enable is available.

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wifi button not working in Hp probook 6450borange lightwhen click in the button nothing happenthe driver is installed correctlyi 've dowloaded HP wireless support but isn't working in my computer model

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Dear Support Team, could you help me to check on hp 840 G3, cos wifi button is not working with windows 7 enterprise 64 bit.i have try to install all driver but stiil cannot. (we can used the Wifi as normal only button is not working not change the color light). ThanksRegardsSopheak  

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Hello everyone,  Since i got my Lenovo Y50, i have been having an issue rarely and i thought it would be better to try and fix it.I have had it on Windows 8.1 and now on Windows 10 also, when i start my computer, WiFi works flawlessly, but if I try and switch to another network on open the WiFi networks tab on the taskbar, it might happen that it kinda "freezes", meaning that it shows either that WiFi networks availalbe or not available but when i click on it nothing happens. I mean it doesnt pop up the select WiFi network window. And also if during this time i try to go to Control Panel -> Network and Sharing Settings it doesn't open it. If i plug a LAN cable in it the internet works fine but the WiFi button still stays the same. Doesn't even change to the cable connection one. Also this sometimes happens when wifi is working but i notice that the icon changed to the above mentioned (WiFi networks availalbe or not available) and when i try clicking on the wifi button nothing pops up, meaning again i cant change the WiFi on disconnect. Funny thing is that every single time this happens, a restart fixes it. Every time so it really doesn't make sense to me and it baffles me that this can happen. I tried reinstalling drivers, looking for stable ones, etc. nothing helps. I will provide a picture with my device manager Network Adapters tab, i hope it helps. Any oppinions are welcome. 

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My laptops touch panel is not working. So now, i cannot switch on my wifi in my laptop.Is there any alternate way (like drivers) to switch on the wifi in my laptop? Model: HP 6510b Compaq

A:Switch on wifi without using Wifi touch button, since its no...

HI Michael, If you go to the Control Panel, and select the "Network and Sharing Center" item, in the bottom left of the screen there should be a "HP Wireless Assistant" link in the "See Also" section. Click that, and it will allow you to enable the wireless adaptor. That may achieve what you need to do. Regards,John

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So the heading pretty much says it all.  My laptop will not turn on unless I first press the wifi locator on the opposing side, and then immediately press the power button. 
Any suggestions as to why this would be?
Thank you!

A:Studio 1737 Power Button Not Working Without Pressing WIFI Locator 1st

Thank you for writing to us!
Can you please let us know what happens when you try to boot the system without the wifi switch on.
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.

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Hai,How can I enable wifi without using wifi button? my keyboard stopped working, so am running with an external keyboard, could you please help me to solve this issue

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I'm having a problem that's been on and off with my.wifi for a while. I have a Yoga 2 Pro and the WiFi card seems to disappear completely and I can't get it back without removing all the batteries and leaving it a while. It's not like it needs a driver update, it totally disappears as if it's not even installed and won't show up in any OS or even under the "rfkill list command". It appears to be completely failing. Thing is I've swapped it out and it seems to be some part of the operation that mounts it that isn't working. I notice that it installs into the power board and not the motherboard. Would swapping this fix it? Does anyone have any ideas?

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I have a HP Envy m6-k022dx - p/n E0L06UA#ABA s/n [Personal Information Removed] When I charge it up and press the power button:The power light comes on, the wifi light is orangeAnd Nothing else works - No Fan - NO HD spin - blank screen.Num Lock and Caps do not light up. I took the back off and did not see any loose connectors, I disconnected the Battery, removed RAM and even the wifi card.Put the battery connector back on and same thing. (FWIIW: This is a Laptop with an internal battery)  Would a bad fan cause this? (If not, my swag is -the motherboard is toast )

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A:HP Envy m6-k022dx Power Light and wifi light come on NOTHING...

Hello @W8WCA?, Thank you for the quick reply! You may consider contacting HP Phone Support for additional options.  Please use the following http://www.hp.com/contacthp and create a case for your issue and contact HP. If you live outside the US/Canada, please click the link below to get the contact information for your region.http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.html I hope this helps. Regards!

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This is my first time posting so i hope its in the right place. Here it goes:

I have just replaced my WiFi card from (BCM943228HMB) to BCM94352HMB. Before replacing my WiFi card i done the following:

1. Made computer boot in safe mode with networking.

After that i replaced the card, then booted into windows 10 (safe mode with networking) and checked device manager. Everything was OK (See attached picture). I then tried to turn on WiFi, but it does not turn on. Any help is appreciated.

Hahaahahaha don't look at the other tab

A:WiFi not working after replacing WiFi card [BCM94352HMB]

Why are you booting into safe mode? I would connect a network cable to the wired network port, if possible for you. In regular windows, not safe mode, right click on the 802.11ac network controller and uninstall. Right click on the top device manager entry for the computer itself and select scan for new hardware.

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Hi there! I would lik e to inquire on how can I fix my laptop. I can't connect to the wifi network. Plus I can't upgrade the driver because the driver isn't showing in device manager. Plus, my track pad is also not working. Help please. Thank you in Advance

A:HP STREAM 11 d002tu Wifi Not Working. Windows 8.1 My Wifi ca...

Hi First of all there is an option in Device Manager; VIEW; Show hidden devices  The faint entries are hidden, like my Zyxel G202 because it is disconnected.   Also.... As an adminstrator, in a Command Prompt Window, typegetmacThis will list MAC addresses for those items that are present, and may not be connected.A good number would be 3,1 x Ethernet1 x Wi-Fi1 x Bluetoothand then typeipconfigand in the long list look for named devices have a matching MAC address.Along with Device manager this is a way to determine the number of devices. additionally type netsh wlan show driversnetsh wlan show interfaces and report the results please.

Happy 2 [email protected]

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Hey guys,  I bought this Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 14 about a month ago, and have had no problems with it until about 3 days ago when the wifi internet got really slow and would cut out with in a minute or two of working. During this time, any time I open the notebook and connect to wifi all other devices in the house won't get internet. I've tried browsing through this forum, but the solutions that seemed to work for others have not worked for me. If anyone has experienced this or knows of a solution please let me know. Thank you!

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i am using my HP Pavilion g4-2309tx about years.it is performing very well since last year.But two days ago i found that wifi in my laptop is not working and the wifi adaper rt3290 of my lapter overheating very badly.can anyone give me the solution of this problem?
my pc configuration is:
HP Pavilion g4-2309tx Model#4B12PA [personal information removed] os:windows8.

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the light of power button always not working, is there any way to turn on power button light again?

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I have a netgear a6210 that I use to connect my custom pc to the wifi. After some issues with windows 10 that i tried to fix the reciever will not turn on, the WPS button will not light up when i press it.

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We have had WiFi for about 10 days now, and everything was ok until yesterday. WiFi went down, for some reason. We have 2 desktops PCs connected to router via cables, and 2 smartphones (Google Nexus S running Android 4.0.3 and Nokia N96 running old Symbian, if it matters) that go with without wires. The thing is, when my brother, turns on his PC, WiFi doesn't work for any of us, not on my PC nor on any smartphone, or his PC. When he shuts his PC down, it's all OK again. He did install (automatic) Windows Update.
Why is this all of a sudden happening? And how do we fix it?

Modem model: Speedtouch Thompson 510i
Router model: TP-LINK TL-W340G

If you need any more info, ask And thanks!

A:WiFi problems, when one PC is on, WiFi isn't working

What is he doing on his PC?

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Hi actually my wifi is not working. it is not connecting to any network. always desplaying a message "can't connect to this network" done troubleshoot bt still not working. wifi light in the kiyboard is always red. either it is in areoplane mode or not. plz help me to resolve this problem

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recently i was having major computer issues on my desktop, i did a full restore to factory settings and after doing a few windows updates i found that my network adaptor was not finding any signals. it does not show up in the change adaptor settings page or in the device manager page. when i troubleshoot my internet connection it says an ethernet cable is not properly plugged in. I have a desktop computer but it definately has a wireless network card. i used to get windows updates for it and it just stopped working one day. when i look in the BIOS the only option related to booting a network card is B03 D00 Yukon PXE. no matter when i boot it i still dont get wireless signals. when i go into the boot menu and try to boot this device it says " PXE E61: media test failure please check cable" i have opened the tower and the card is securely in its slot. i thought i would workaround by getting a usb wifi card. I installed it and connected to the internet and it alternated between having a connection to the internet and being connected to the network but not the internet. even when it is connected to the internet i cannot reach any web pages. my dropbox desktop files update very slowly (7kb/s). when i am connected with the usb card the network stops working for everyone else in the house. they can no longer reach web pages or continue downloads. please help.

gateway DX4300
AMD Phenom II X4 810 processor 2.60 GHz
windows 7 home premium

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A:wifi adaptor not recognized, usb wifi hogging wifi resources

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help me  for  light button is not working

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So I have an HP Elitebook 850 G3, and when I hit the wifi button to turn off/on the wifi it turns on Airplane mode, and the light stays white. Is there a way to get the light to turn orange? I installed the HP Hotkey support, and that didn't fix it. 

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Hi,      I have HP compaq 6730b and have re installed windows 7 pro from windows Vista but wifi has stoped working all the drivers are installed and the blue light is showing on. but no wifi is showing it jst shows a cross in the right corner. please help me.

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I have an HP Pavilion G6 and for some reason the Wifi button is stuck Orange.I even swapped out the hardware and Uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers for the network card. Nothing works. I have looked into all the forums  Please help!


Hi: Does the wireless card show up in the device manager at all? If not, and you are running on Windows 7, you may need to install this software and use it to turn on the wireless card... This package provides the HP Connection Manager for the supported notebook models and operating systems. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp54501-55000/sp54945.exe

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I was on the laptop and suddenly lost internet connection. I tried to reconnect and there were no available connections. I am connected to a wireless router. So when l troubleshooted, the error said I am not connected to any networks and I need to turn on my wifi button on front of top of the laptop. It IS on and lit up. Wheneve I push it, it stays lit, it will not go on and off. It stays on, but the laptop is somehow not reading it, I tried system restore, but to no avail. Can someone tell me what to do to set up a new network or make the laptop read the wireless connections as before. All other products; tv and other pc's are on same router and are working properly. Thank you. Ladymd 

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Hello, my toshiba 2450-sp295 laptop doesn't work well.
I formatted it, couldnt find the drivers, downloaded it with driverscanner, but didnt installed of my wifi thing, since doesnt turn on the light when i switch it to on, in device manager i got no question mark.



A:wifi light doesnt turns on

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My laptop will connect to the internet automatically upon startup and works fine but I'm just wondering why the little wifi light on the bottom left hand side under the keyboard never lights up. It will do it if I manually turn it on by pushing F2+FN.....just curious if it makes any difference (I havn't noticed anything) and if there is a way to set it up correctly.

A:Why doesn't my WIFI light come on automatically?

Do you use Ethernet or WiFi to connect to the internet?

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I have a few of the new HP Probook 430G3 laptops, and I have noticed that the wifi button works fine, but the wifi light does not change color. it is always white, and does not change to orange.  Updated BIOS and wifi driver. Same problem. Diags passes the wifi module also. Any ideas are appreciated. Thanks JW

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i have the same problem. I have re-installed drivers but drivers does not show up in device manager. after choosing show hidden devices it shows up but when checking its properties it shows device not connected (code 45). I am using 
HP 15-r065tu Notebook PC,  Model #:J8B81PA, Serial #:[personal information removed]

A:Re: wifi light not turn orange to white

Hi @anks_1, Welcome to the HP Forum! It is a fantastic site to find information, tips, and suggestions. For you to have the most rewarding experience please review the HP Forums Guide.  First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More.  Are you still running Windows 8.1? I grasp that WiFi light will not turn from orange to white. You have tried downloading and installing the driver but they fail to install. When you checked Device Manager and scanned for hardware changes , checked properties you saw code 45 not connected.  Is this a recent occurrence?  Have you made any changes to your system prior to this event? ( software update, installed a new app, or hardware) Have you done all your Windows updates? Have you run the HP Support Assistant to aid with HP updates?  If  you check the BIOS is the network card seen? If the network card is seen please run a hardware test on it. You will have that option under components. HP Notebook PCs - Testing for Hardware Failures (Windows 10, 8). If it is not seen, you could try reseating the network card.  HP 15 Notebook PC HP 15 TouchSmart Notebook PC Compaq 15 Notebook PC Compaq 15 TouchSmart Notebook P.... Please review chapter 6, page 61, WLAN module for removal instructions.  Please let me know the outcome. To express appreciation for my post please click the ?Thumbs Up Icon?.  If my post resolves the issue you are experiencing, please c... Read more

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