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The wifi adapter is disabled

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    The wifi adapter is disabled


    So, I woke up this morning and realized the the wifi adapter on my ThinkPad 430 is disabled. It's been working perfectly fine for a couple years, but as of this AM it didn't work. My smart phone can connect to the wifi access point just fine. Does anyone have any idea what I can check to get it working again?

    I have Windows 8.

    Thanks!!

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    Hello ryguy,

    If you have not already, check in "Network Connections" to make sure that the Wi-Fi network adapter is enabled.

    Network Adapter (NIC) - Enable or Disable in Windows

    In addition, double check to make sure that you have Airplane mode turned off, and Wireless devices (Wi-Fi in 8.1) turned on.
    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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    The first link helped me figure it out. Somehow, under Network Connections, the Wifi was disabled. I right-clikced it, enabled it, and it's working fine now.

    Thanks so much!!
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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome. I'm glad to hear that you got it sorted.
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    Yeah, and thanks for the help you gave me in the past, with several other things!!
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