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Solved Airplane Mode permanently on-Unable to directly use Wi-Fi


daveoyx

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Hi,

I have a (kind of) big problem here.

I am using a dell latitude e6430 laptop and just recently i encountered this problem- The airplane mode of my computer refuses to be turned off.

I tried going to the pc settings > networks but the selection is grayed out and stays at [on]. This results in my computer not being able to connect to the internet.

I have also tried doing a system restore to the date when it was working perfectly fine, but the airplane mode is still grayed out.

The only way i could access my internet on this computer is to tether my mobile phone and connect it to the wifi via USB tethering.

Is there any way to force off the airplane mode(In command prompt etc) or Remove the option? :O

Please help! Thank you very much for your kind attention!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8

daveoyx

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my ip details.

Sorry for late posting of my computer specs.
As of the specs, it was taken when i am using my phone's tethering.

Code:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
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C:\Users\Vincent>ipconfig/all


Windows IP Configuration


   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : LatitudeE6430
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No


Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:


   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Remote NDIS based Internet Sharing Device


   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 12-E4-FE-FB-2F-C4
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::91a6:6ffd:24d2:313f%28(Preferred)
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.42.223(Preferred)
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, January 10, 2014 8:13:24 PM
   Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, January 10, 2014 9:13:23 PM
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.42.129
   DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.42.129
   DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 852665259
   DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-19-6E-3B-2F-D4-BE-D9-7F-77-D0


   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.42.129
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled


Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 14:


   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 24-77-03-F9-39-AD
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes


Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 13:


   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 26-77-03-F9-39-AC
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes


Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:


   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Centrino(R) Ultimate-N 6300 AGN
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 24-77-03-F9-39-AC
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes


Ethernet adapter Ethernet:


   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82579LM Gigabit Network Connecti
on
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : D4-BE-D9-7F-77-D0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes


Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 18:


   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:9d38:90d7:38cb:3f32:49c8:5d0b(Pref
erred)
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::38cb:3f32:49c8:5d0b%16(Preferred)
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
   DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 268435456
   DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-19-6E-3B-2F-D4-BE-D9-7F-77-D0


   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled


Tunnel adapter isatap.{F82B564D-6FD7-41F3-BB59-BDF64574FD7E}:


   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes


C:\Users\Vincent>


C:\Users\Vincent>
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
#3
Q: Why can't I turn off Airplane mode on a Windows 8 laptop?

A: Windows 8's Airplane mode option on the Networks area is designed to quickly turn off devices, then resume them again by turning off the Airplane mode.

If Airplane mode is enabled on your laptop and you can't turn it off because the switch is grayed out, check that there's no physical wireless On/Off switch on the device.

If there is a physical wireless switch, and it's set to Off, you won't be able to turn off Airplane mode. Set the wireless switch to On and the option to turn off Airplane mode should be available.

About the only other solutions I can find relate to updating the bios and drivers for the Dell latitude e6430.

Drivers & Downloads | Dell US


daveoyx


Thread: Airplane Mode permanently on-Unable to directly use Wi-Fi

Helped solve my problem

Glad I could help.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps

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