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No Option For Wi-Fi Connection 8.1 Pro

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    No Option For Wi-Fi Connection 8.1 Pro


    Hi guys, I recently upgraded to windows 8.1 pro on my laptop (HP Probook 6560b). This is an old business laptop that used to belong to my mother and originally had windows 7. After upgrading and installing all required drivers there is still no option to connect to the internet via Wi-Fi. (currently connecting via ethernet cable)

    This is what my network screen looked like:
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    I say "looked" because that has since changed after downloading the broadcom driver from the HP website (this link> Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver for Microsoft Windows 8 | HP® Support), now my network screen looks like this:
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    Does anyone have any idea of how to fix this issue? Thanks!

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Really cannot tell anything from those Metro screen shots. Need a screen shot of Device Manager, showing if there is any wifi adapters installed in Network. Also, what does it show when you enter "ipconfig /all" in a Command Window?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hi sorry about the lack of info.

    After looking in device manager i noticed a yellow triangle next to the wifi adapter. Clicked on it for more info and this message appeared: Click image for larger version
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    it was just as simple as re-installing the driver, sorry about the hassle guys!
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