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My Laptop cannot access WiFi

  1. #1


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Pro

    My Laptop cannot access WiFi


    hi, recently, i just changed my laptop's OS to Windows 8 from Vista. My laptop is Compaq Presario F700 and it was originally Vista. But somehow, my laptop cannot access WiFi anymore so right now im using our PC. Also, when i go to PC Settings-->Wireless it says that "No wireless devices are available". I tried downloading a wireless LAN driver in this site: [Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver for Microsoft Windows 8 | HP® Support] since Compaq is also from the Hewlett-Packard Company(hp).
    but after installing it, nothing changed. what should i do? i don't know much about computers so if there are infos you want to know, just ask me since i don't know what infos i should provide.
    thanks in advance though. ^^

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  2. #2


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    Is the wifi switch on? do you see an image of an antenna lit up in blue?

    If not look for a button or switch that says wifi or has an image of an antenna..

    And turn it on..
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Pro


    yes, it does have a switch. here's an image where it is: Click image for larger version
    if it is off, its color is amber and blue when it is on. however, even if it is switched on, it won't turn blue.
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