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Internet connection button doesn't work

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Internet connection button doesn't work


    My Internet is fine. I can connect with my iPhone, and with Ubuntu OS.

    It's just the button in the bottom right hand corner (the wireless signal bars) doesn't do anything after I click it on my windows laptop.. It happens every so often disallowing me from connecting to the Internet in times when I need it.

    Can somebody please help me out with this issue?

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  2. #2


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


    Is this a desktop or laptop?

    If its a laptop look for a lit blue antenna symbol either on the top near your power button or on the sides make sure its lit blue.

    If its not lit look for the physical switch/button to activate it.

    If its a desktop, go to your device manager and find your network adapter, then find your wireless card and uninstall it

    On the top menu find and click action, then select scan for hardware changes

    now click your antenna symbol in the system tray and select your wireless network and re-enter your password.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    It is a laptop, but it doesn't have that symbol anywhere on it. The problem fixes itself every once in a while and at the moment it's connected to the Internet but my browsers won't display any web page I try to go to. It's got to be something wrong with my network card, surely?
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Internet connection button doesn't work
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