Many users have a problem where they just can’t turn on the Wi-Fi network. The driver is installed, and everything seems to work, but the wireless network is disabled.
The problem is as follows: the icon in the notification panel shows a wireless network with a red cross. When you click on it, it says, "Wireless Network - Disabled". The "Wi-Fi" button is active, though. You press it, and nothing happens. When you press a few more times - the button becomes inactive.
In the settings under the "Network and Internet" section, there is a Wi-Fi tab. The network is disabled there. In the folder "Network Connections", there next to the adapter "Wireless Network," the status "No connection" is shown.
When you run Windows network diagnostics (by right-clicking on the connection icon in the system tray), you see the message: "Turn on wireless”. With a description: “Use the switch on the front or side panel of the computer or the function keys to enable wireless communication on the computer.” But when you click "Check if the problem is fixed", you get the following result: “Wireless is disabled - Not fixed”.
And that's it. Wi-Fi does not turn on, the laptop does not see the available networks, and nothing works.
It turns out that the problem is that Windows 10, for some reason, "thinks" that the Wi-Fi module is disabled. This is reported after completing the troubleshooting. But it is on and working normally.
You may try hitting the F7 button. It is responsible for turning on the "On Airplane" mode. If it has no result, reboot the laptop, and after the reboot, everything can work. The laptop will see the available Wi-Fi networks and connect to your home network without problems. Here are some additional tips on how to fix the problem:
Another solution presupposes running wireless through the Windows Mobility Center.
Everything should work.
The cause could be disabled services. This usually happens because the WLAN service is disabled. In Windows, it is possible to run all the services.
Press the Win + R key combination, enter the command msconfig, and press Ok. Set "Normal Startup", click on "Apply" - "Ok" and restart the computer.
There are reports that this problem was solved only by updating the BIOS. Look on the manufacturer's website, strictly for your model. Perhaps there is a new version of the BIOS. Update it. But do everything strictly according to the instructions. It should also be on the manufacturer's website. After the update, do a BIOS reset.
If all else fails, there is one workable but not very easy solution. The idea is to tape a pin on the Wi-Fi module that allows the system to disable Wi-Fi. After that, the wireless network will always be on. Even the function keys, settings, and utilities will not be able to affect this.
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