I have a question also of you geeks.....I started up my laptop today and now the wireless don’t work. I believe it has been disabled but how and what do I do to get it enabled again? Please and thank you!
first to the thread, noticed that I had the issue as well, ran windows update, got no updates, still had 4 updates in the yellow shield. ran the updates in the shield, got failures, rebooted and bingo, gone. rerun updates from both the win update and shield and post if you still have issues.
On wireless, lots of potential issues, post system model, adapter, is there a problem icon in the lower right taskbar and or device manager. do you know what program manages the wireless connection?
Do you have the ‘bars’ icon showing in the lower right system menu bar?
If so, click on it. It should show the option to ‘connect’ to your network.
Otherwise, click on the Open Network and Sharing and try to troubleshoot.
There could be a switch for wireless either on one of the function keys like F10 or could be a toggle on side or front. This has happened to me and I always think it’s worse than it is.
On many computers there is a switch, on the side, which can be used to turn your wireless on or off.
I have two laptops that have that feature and each one had me up in arms until I noticed it.
Now when the things won’t catch wireless I check to ensure the switch is in the on position.