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Wifi wont turn back on


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4
#1
I recently turned off my wifi connection just to do an install. I simply pressed func+F12 and i shut it off until my installation was complete. Now when i hit F12 again to turn it back on the little light on the key turns back on indicating that my wifi connection is back on but when i try to connect in my network connections menu it says wifi is off. I have a Samsung chronos series 7 with windows 8 as my OS. I tried everything as far as trouble shooting goes and I also did a system restore hoping it would reset my network card but I still get know results. Does anybody have any idea what might be going wrong? I really need to get my internet working again. Oh yeah i tried the Ethernet connection and that works but i need my laptop for class and other events where I'm mobile , plus i got an assignment due this morning and this is really putting a monkey wrench in my plans. So somebody please help.

Thank You

P.S.
Maybe I didn't set my restore point far back enough and also the one suggestion I didn't try was refreshing my computer but i didn't want to have to reinstall every freakin application I have loaded on my laptop.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    laptop: samsung series 7 chronos/ Desktop: built myself
    CPU
    laptop: core i7 ----------- Desktop: core i7
    Motherboard
    Desktop: ASUS P8H67-M (pro/csm)
    Memory
    laptop: 8 gigs ------- Desktop:16 gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    Desktop:ASUS EN210 silent
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118
#2
Have you checked to set what wireless adapter is set as default since you've turned wifi off? Since you turned it off, the default setting may have changed which could explain your not being able to connect to your wifi.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom build
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X 4 965 BE
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4
    Memory
    G-Skill 8 GB PC 8500
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD XFX HD Radeon 6790D
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2l Samsung SyncMaster S20B300
    Screen Resolution
    1600 X 900
    Hard Drives
    Seagate Barracuda 320 GB w/OS
    Seagate Barracuda 1 TB data storage
    PSU
    Ultra X4 750 watt fully modular
    Case
    Thermaltake OverSeer RX 1 fulltower
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper212 120mm
    Keyboard
    Logitech G510
    Mouse
    Razor DeathAdder 3.5

Gweezel

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Member
Kansas

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33
#3
If you updated the Series 7 by yourself, make sure you also installed the multitude of drivers the Samsung SW Update required. (If you removed it, now would be a good time to go to Samsung's site and install it again.) I have the same laptop (Samsung Chronos Series 7, 17.3"), and when I upgraded the laptop to Windows 8, it required 14 driver and 2 BIOS updates. Now, everything works perfectly.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 64-bit Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell 435MT (Modified)
    CPU
    i7
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    12 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GTX 660 Ti 2 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual 26" LG LED
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    21.2 TB (8 TB on board, rest on network raid)
    PSU
    1000 W ThermalTake
    Keyboard
    Logitech G19, G13
    Mouse
    Logitech G600 MMO
    Internet Speed
    150Gb / 20Gb
    Browser
    Firefox