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Wifi Capability being turned off

Q: Wifi Capability being turned off

Forgive me for not knowing the proper terms, but am newer to the Wifi game - have only had it since February.

Our Gateway Laptop has always recognized our Wifi signal until a week ago. Now whenever it goes to sleep or is shut off it does not recognize that we have internet. Instead of the 5 bar icon showing; it has a red x. The only way I can get it to connect is to reboot. I have done a system refresh and also tried to update the driver (Realtek RTL8188CE) but it says I have the most up-to-date version.

This is extremely frustrating! Does anyone have any ideas?

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A: Wifi Capability being turned off

"Troubleshoot problems" (right click the network icon) can fix the majority of issues without needing a reboot. It will turn off the adapter and re-initialize the drivers.

On portable devices the wireless adapter can be manually turned off for most devices. It is usually a Fn key that is used to turn wireless off.
Wireless can be disabled and enabled, within the list of network connections (Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Connections).
I know it is frustrating and I don't have a proper solution for you. Especially when you say you have updated your drivers. But the above may help in keeping you from having to completely restart your machine.

One thought does come to mind though. That is checking to see if the wireless is set to turn off when the PC goes in sleep mode. Keeping wireless active could keep it from bugging out.

Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Power Options > Change Plan Settings
Change advanced power settings
Wireless Adapter settings > Power Savings Mode > Setting:
There is a choice between (Performance, Low, Med, and Max)
My desktop never sleeps and wireless is set to performance. So I have no experience with the setting, I just know it is there.
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A:Wireless capability is turned off

Hello, and Welcome Go here and download the first driver on the page.
PCI/ mPCI / CB(RT2860/ RT2760/RT2790/ RT309X/ RT35X2/ RT539X/ RT3290/ MT7630)  Dated 6/30/2015
In Device Manager Uninstall the current Wireless driver and then run the one I linked to. If I can remember correctly, it will ask if you want only the driver or the driver and complete software. Do the driver + software option. Reboot.
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I have a Dell XPS M1530 with a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. I lost my wireless capability all of a sudden with the previous install of Home Premium. Yes, the wireless switch is turned on. The machine has Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN Network Adapter and Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller. I have it hard-wired to my router with an Ethernet Cable. It's working fine.
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A:Wireless Capability is Turned Off

Is there a yellow exclamation mark next to your wireless adapter in Device Manager?
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my laptop spec.

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A:wireless capability is turned off

Try hitting FN+F5 or FN+F2.. that will turn on your Wireless connection.

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A:Wireless Capability is Turned Off

Nevermind, I fixed it. What I did was disallowed Windows to disable the adapter for powersaving, and I uninstalled the driver. I restarted it and let it install the driver and it worked.
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3. Re set the NIC adapter of the D530.
4. Windows Diag was no help.
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With a fresh factory. It's still saying "wireless capability is turned off". There is no physical switch to "turn on or off"

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A:Wireless Capability is Turned off? Help


For your particular model you need to press <FN> + <F2> to enable Wireless & Bluetooth

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A:Wireless capability is turned off

Try this driver: Ralink  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.
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A:Fix for Wireless Capability Turned Off

HP Connection Manager was the trick! Thanks for sharing this solution!
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 Install: MediaTek (Ralink) Wireless LAN Adapter Driver MediaTek (Ralink) Bluetooth Software Driver
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A:wireless capability is turned off

try a restore to a date before the issue

Restore PC to an Earlier Date & Time

Go Start>>All Programs>>Accessories>>System Tools>>System Restore
Click in the radio button Choose a different restore point
Click Next
put a tick in Show more restore points
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Click Next
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A:Wireless capability turned off ?


There is often a switch on the side, bottom, or front of the laptop that turns the card on or off.

Also go into Device Manager, find your card, and make sure it is enabled from the right-click menu.

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A:Wireless capability is turned off

Try doing a full uninstall of the device and driver in Device manager. Then reboot and see if Windows 8 will find the device on its own. If it does, then you should be able to go into the desktop, open device manager and see the device listed as functioning.
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A:wireless capability is turned off on windows 8

Hi pashew,


Sorry to hear about your wireless problem. I will be happy to assist you. What version of operating system are you running? Below is a link on how to find that if you need it.


Thank you,
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A:Wireless capability is automatically turned off

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A:wifi capability

Hi Bob and welcome to Eightforums.

Since you have a laptop you are, when it comes to replacing hardware, very restricted to options the laptop manufacteror is allowing. Laptop hardware is often rebranded. That means that 'ordinary' hardware will mostlikely not work.

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A:Taskbar turned white and wifi unable to detect wifi

Quote: Originally Posted by Zero

'Hello, this is my first post here, so I am sorry if anything is confusing.

The reason why I signed up in this forum is s I can seek help fron those that might know more about computer than me, in order to solve my problem

A few days ago, my laptop was working perfectly fine. But then, I turned my computer off, the next day, everything started up as normal, with Windows 7 Home Premium still in the backgrounds when I am logging in but then, the network connecter won't automatically start. So I was left without internet for a bit. Whats more, I noticed that the taskbar, which was always semi-transparent before, is now white. As well as all the title bars of the programs that I open, turned into blue!

Is computer has always ran Windows 7 as far as I am aware, but e way the taskbar, and the title bars, are behaving, reminds me of windows xp.

I first tried to look up how to solve my wifi problem. I manually opened the network connecter in the control panel, and tried to "Connect to a network". But it didn't detect any wifi servers! Which is odd since I had always used the one my family used, and I am using wifi on that server at this moment!

When I tried to use troubleshoot on my "internet connections", it first showed me that the issue was "The Diagnostic Policy Service is not running" but then every other time I tried to troubleshoot again, it doesn't show any problems detected

And with the problem of the taskbar, I tried to search solutions, and found some. I right-clicked while on the desktop and clicked on "personalize". And my sources tol me to select an aero theme. However, all ofthe aero themes are greyed-out, and I am unable to select any of them. The only theme that I am able to select is my "unsaved theme", which has a square with a blue pirtion on the top that has a white bar in it, and the bottom, which is the white portion, and has a black bar across it. All the themes with the roundish edges and clear squares are unselectable...

I have no idea whats wrong with my computer now, would somebody please help me? Alnost all other programs are functioning fine, but the wifi is not connecting(Oh, and I am unable to adjust my screen brightness)

All help are thanked!

BTW, I wrote this on my iPad mini

No idea what the problem might be but it doesn't sound good.

Have you considered using System Restore to take your system back to when it was working correctly?

This would be by far the easiest way to fix this type of problem, the link shows you how.

System Restore
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A:No WiFi, says Adapter is not turned on

can we see a device manager screen shot - lots of laptops have a switch for the wireless that turns the wireless off - physical switch or combination of FN + F key

Device Manager
Post back the results in device manager
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
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windows key and pause Key should open to allow device manager to be seen on laptops may need to use windows key + FN key + Pause Key
if not then

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windows 7
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A:WiFi turned off issue

Hi, given what you said about checking this with a boot disk, it sounds more like a hardware problem, assuming you know it worked with the boot disk previously.

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Does FN+F8 key work after installing TVAP?

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help!!!! what do I do next?Click to expand...

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See if you can use the shortcut FN + Q to turn on the WiFi. If that doesn't work, you may try refreshing Windows using the instructions at

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You might see if running a Startup Repair on the drive Vista is on to see if it can repair the boot MBR file for it.

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My name is Mike, I&#8217;m a Technical Analyst located at Dell corporate headquarters in Round Rock, TX. I&#8217;m part of an internet outreach team developed to interact with the online community regarding technical questions and issues that customers face with Dell products. I read your question and wanted to chime in. The operating system should allocate the maximum resources available based on system specs, software demand and hardware availability. This means that if the software is calling for a specific amount of RAM, HDD space, and processing power, the OS will evaluate the systems current load and decide how much of the requested allocations can be granted. If the maximum request is possible, meaning the allocations needed are available for use (not being used by another program) then they will be released to the program for use. A better way to look at it is the program will only use as much of a resource as it needs to run stably. If more resources are still available while the program is running at full throttle then you&#8217;re actually doing well.

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Welcome to the forum!

Here's a link with some basic information.

In the meantime, it would really help everyone if you could be more specific about the message you saw....

Post back in more detail.

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A:No wireless capability

Ok here's the ipconfig file but wifi inspector doesn't seem to be working.
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A:Bluetooth Capability

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