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Wifi Not SHowing HP255 G1 Windows 8

Q: Wifi Not SHowing HP255 G1 Windows 8

Good day I have a big problem at my laptop HP 255 G1 running Windows 8 64 Bit OS Wifi Adapter had been vanished for no reason although i have resetted the laptop in its factory settings I recently downloaded all the required drivers but no change has been made In addition when i try to install the Wifi Adapter Driver a message appears on my screen stating that device has been either removed or uninstalled therefore installation cant be completed I have used every single possible option to figure out what is going on but unfortunately i havent received any feedback Could you please assist ? Thank you in advance
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Other than the router's setup software, routers typically don't care about the OS of the machines connecting to it. But they do require that connecting devices operate on the protocols that it supports. If network A is running 802.11n and network B is 802.11g, and your PC can only do 802.11g, you will only be able to see B. If your PC can do 802.11n then you would likely see both.

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I figured this was a long shot
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A:WiFi not showing up


Please navigate on your Device Manager, locate Network Adapters, can you see your Wi-Fi adapter? Any symbol on it...? X or ! not needed - bubu...

Updating the Wi-Fi adapter to the latest might also help.

Also, are you using a wireless utility manager or check your Windows WLAN Auto config service if it's enabled/disabled?
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Have you tried to manually add your SSID under Guest Account?

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A:wifi greyed out "wifi (off) in windows 8 on lenovo...

Uninstall Lenovo Energy Managment 8 and install Version 7 Here is the link : you install version 7, press Fn+F5 to access wireless setting, and turn your WiFi and Bluetooth onIt solved the problem for me.P.S: I've checked out the keyboard of U410 on net, you don't need to press Fn key. Just press the f7 key [this key must be having a ((laptop)) symbol]. Also you will get a compability issue warning. Just ignore it and run the software.Cheers . Hope it helps.
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A:Wifi system icon not showing up in system tray.

Have you checked Device Manager?  Are there any problems noted with the wifi connection there?
Have you tried:
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Can you please provide us an ipconfig /all output for review?
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It seems to be a common problem with this computer. In Device manager what chip is shown for the wireless adapter? Right Click the wireless adapter,select properties and in the dropdown box under the details tab select hardware ID and copy in your next post. I believe an updated driver will work.
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Hey Man.

When Im having problems with the system i do this:

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Give it a try and let me hear from you
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Kind regards


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Could we get some more information?

Does this laptop have 2 hard drive bays? Did it always have 2 hard drives?
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A:500GB HD showing 99%full - WinDirStat showing 133GB used?

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This may simply be caused by a bad set of Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers -

Installing the Intel Rapid Storage Drivers
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It has happened to me 3 times and total I bought 3 different wireless adapters,Click to expand...

has that resoved the issue or not
it maybe the signal is broadcasting on channel 12/13

can you connect the pc directly to the router with a cable and then
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Download and install
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enter you details
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Run the program

A user guide is available here

post a screen shot of the program running.
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Windows XP
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see here

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Hello Paul,

You might see if clearing and resetting the thumbnail cache may be able to help.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Chaotix

Hi there, I have a few questions.
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HI and welcome

How big is the dl, file? how long did it take you to download? where did you download it?

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post back
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found this

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Quote: Originally Posted by Fuzion636

So I have defragged my system multiple times to optimize my overall system performance and every single time it shows 1% defragmented, eventhough I have ran the built in defragger for windows 7 64-bit home premium x amount of times to fix this.

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