Laptop won't connect to Wifi but will connect with an ethernet cord

By NIghtxOwl7 ยท 4 replies
Apr 24, 2016
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  1. My laptop was working fine the other day with connecting to wifi, but then all of a sudden it says "no network connections available", it says it needs an Ethernet cable. I plugged it in works with that. It just wont connect to wifi. My email is if you can help
  2. NIghtxOwl7

    NIghtxOwl7 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ive also used system restore, tried to uninstall and reinstall the network adapter, and nothings working
  3. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,016   +658

  4. Vladislav

    Vladislav TS Rookie

    Many important details are missing, I would not jump to the conclusion that your WiFi card is faulty. Maybe it is. Maybe it is not. We do not know this yet. Are you sure that you have WiFi signal to connect to - did you try to connect to another WiFi network? Are you sure that your WiFi is enabled (typically there would be a keyboard key to disable/enable WiFi). BTW, "NIC does wired, but not wireless" is a bit misleading - they are two separate pieces of hardware.
  5. gregzeng

    gregzeng TS Enthusiast Posts: 48

    Boot Linux from a USB stick. Often I find it is an operating system fault. Linux will solve that for you. Try Peppermint, WattOS, or Mint Linux.

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