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Cannot turn on the wifi in windows 8.1

  1. #1

    Posts : 5
    windows 8.1

    Cannot turn on the wifi in windows 8.1

    HI everyone can somebody help me with the problem on windows 8.1
    everything going fine the one day my wifi just stop working.
    Every time i troubleshoot it say's turn on the physical switch.but upon turning on and off and restarting for a few time it did not resolve anything.And the wifi button/slide toggle on thes side is grayed out.

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  2. #2

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    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Does the wifi adapter show up in Device Manager and show working? You have a physical switch to turn it on/off? Could be the switch.

    Try uninstalling then re-installing the adapter.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64

    Check, if you have WiFi enabled in BIOS. Keep pressing F1 or F2 when restarting.
    Check (approximately): Config - Network - Wireless LAN and WiMAX - ON
    Check also: Security - I/O Port Access - Wireless LAN - Enabled
    You can also try to restore your BIOS settings to default.
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  4. #4

    I've noticed that in my case WiFi settings located in different part of the system and "in" hardware switch do not cooperate every time. E.g. when I'm trying to disable WiFi using hardware switch, it doesn't work but I'm able to do via Network Connections in the Control Panel. I find this place most reliable so, if you haven't do so yet, try enabling / disabling your WiFi there.
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Cannot turn on the wifi in windows 8.1
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