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Hi. My name is***** you for your question and the opportunity to assist. I don't know which version of Windows you are using but you can do this to check that the wireless hasn't become disabled. Hold down the Windows logo key (just to the left of the spacebar)
and press R. When the Run box opens, in the text area, type: ncpa.cpl and click OK. When the connections window open, right click
on your wi-fi icon and check if you can enable/connect.
You're looking for the icon labeled Wi-Fi/Wireless
What version of Windows are you using?
How are the icons labeled?
Once again, what version of Windows are you running?
Hold down the Windows key again and press R.
In the text area type: msinfo32 and click OK.
On the page that opens, on the right hand side at the top
it will tell you your OS (operating system)
Thank you. I'm not sure what noises you're referring to but to mute everything hold the Windows key and press R again.
Type: sndvol and click OK. Click the little speaker icon for each listed device to mute it.
Click Start and in the search area type: access connections
That's the name of the program that comes with that laptop to control network connection.
Are you able to open that?
Great. What options does it show for wireless?
What is showing for status? (see attachment)
Click start and in the text area type: device manager and open the search result. On the device manager screen expand the entry for
Network Adapters. Right click on the wireless adapter and uninstall. While you're doing that I'll be typing more instructions.
After the adapter has been uninstalled close Device Manager.
Click Start and in the search area type: cmd
Right-click on the cmd search result at the top and select Run as Administrator
At the blinking prompt in the black window type the following commands, one at a time pressing Enter after each.
netsh winsock resetnetsh int ipv4 resetnetsh int ipv6 resetipconfig /releaseipconfig /flushdnsnetsh int ip reset netshlog.txt
Once the last command has been executed close the window and restart the laptop.
I checked the manual and it is the F9 key which should turn wireless off and on.
Since you now have wireless you should be able to disconnect the network cable and connect to your wireless network.
Windows may do it automatically. If not, plug the network cable back in and let me know.