This article comes up with solutions to the problem when the Wi-Fi indicator light on the laptop is not lit, which signals the malfunctioning of the wireless module on the laptop. It doesn't matter how you got this problem. Immediately after buying the laptop, after reinstalling Windows, or when the Wi-Fi indicator light suddenly turns off. I think that the tips in this article will help you fix the problem. We will look at solutions using Windows 10 as an example. But if you have Windows 7, or Windows 8, you can apply all the solutions to your operating systems. The same goes for your laptop model. The following tips will work for different manufacturers: ASUS, HP, Lenovo, Acer, Packard Bell, etc.
To begin with, you need to find out what your case is:
The wireless network indicator itself can be located anywhere on the notebook. It all depends on the specific model. It is not uncommon for it to be built into the button that turns the wireless modules on and off.
Remember that the light will be off when you turn on airplane mode in Windows 10. And in Windows 7, it was the Wi-Fi module that was being controlled.
In the same way, this light is unlikely to be lit if the laptop does not have a wireless adapter driver installed. But first things first, try these solutions below.
So as not to get into trouble, let's try a simple method. On almost every laptop there is a key combination that is responsible for turning the wireless modules on and off. Sometimes it is a separate switch on the chassis.
Combinations for different manufacturers are listed below:
We need to go to "Network Connections" and check whether the adapter "Wireless Network" or "Wireless Network Connection" is enabled. To do this, do the following:
You need to open the Device Manager and see if there is an adapter that is responsible for the Wi-Fi connection. Then follow this instruction:
But in Device Manager, there will be at least one unknown device with a yellow icon.
This means that you need to install the Wireless adapter driver. This driver can be downloaded from the manufacturer's website, necessarily for your laptop model and version of Windows. Or install it from the disk if it was included with your laptop.
After installation, the Wi-Fi driver should work, and the indicator light should be on.
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