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Error "Wireless devices not found on this PC"

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 Single Language 64-bit

    Error "Wireless devices not found on this PC"


    Hi

    I was connected to the internet through my WiFi connection but suddenly the PC restarted after which Windows wasn't showing any wireless networks (see image 3). When I went inside PC settings, it displayed a message (see image 1) that there no wireless devices on this PC. Even in the taskbar instead of the WiFi icon, the LAN icon is displayed. And under PC Settings/Connection, only Ethernet and VPN options are displayed (no wireless connections).

    I do not know what went wrong. Is there some external switch to turn on the network adapter? Can anyone provide me a solution?

    OS: Win 8.1
    PC: HP Pavilion 15

    [EDIT] In image 1, now Bluetooth device is shown after auto install of an HP update, but no WiFi networks.

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    Last edited by MetalHead; 24 Oct 2014 at 05:16.

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  2. #2


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    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1


    Is this a Laptop?

    If it is, one of the function keys should turn WiFi on/off, on mine it is Fn+F2 (has a sort of WiFi symbol on it)
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 Single Language 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    Is this a Laptop?
    Yes it is.

    If it is, one of the function keys should turn WiFi on/off, on mine it is Fn+F2 (has a sort of WiFi symbol on it)
    Its F12 but to toggle Airplane mode.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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