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My laptop wont connect to the internet

By meeves
Aug 1, 2014
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  1. So my laptop will not connect to the internet only by the ethernet cable. Ive made sure my wifi is on but for some reason everytime I click troubleshooting it will only tell me to try to connect to the ethernet cable. I tried to find different interney connection or try to disconnect to my router but that option does not even show up.

    Ive gone through device manager n unstall things like the newtwork adapter of course after I restrted the computer itll reinstall it. Ive tried the options of restarting the router try to turn off the wifi restarting a an d reconnecting. Please help!! Lol
     
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  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,342   +622

    I have a laptop and use wired connection when at home. Laptops typically have an enable/disable key or switch for the wifi - - on my Dell, <fn>F2 toggles wifi on/off.
    I normally run with it off and the device manager looks like this
    upload_2014-8-1_11-2-54.jpeg
    EVEN when F2 has it disabled! Notice, no red/yellow flags because it's just fine.

    The system tray (for a wired connection) looks like
    upload_2014-8-1_11-5-54.png
    and IF I enable wifi, it changes to
    upload_2014-8-1_11-7-47.png
    *** SO BE SURE your wifi is 'enabled' (that is not the same as the device mgr enbled)
     

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