01-24-2013 04:30 PM
When the WiFi button (F12) is pressed the LED show red and a message on-screen briefly says "Flight Mode ON" and the network connection icon in the notification area shows a red X. - this is expected - however
When I press F12 the on screen message does breifly display "Flight Mode OFF", but the LED stays orange and WiFi is disbaled. If I click the network icon in the notification area the panel that appears says Flight Mode OFF, WiFi (OFF).
I simply cannot re-enable the WiFi with the F12 key.
If I go to Computer->Properties->Device Manager, select the Wireless Adapter I can switch the WiFi back on by going to the Advanced tab and selecting Radio->Enable. If I do this the let then goes white and WiFi is OK.
So what is going on - why can't I simply toggle the WiFi off and on with the F12 key. Why to I have to resort to the device manager to switch it back on again?
01-24-2013 04:52 PM
Solved my own problem - if it help others ....
the WiFi Driver update dated 25/09/12 caused the problem in my case.
Right click on 'Computer' select 'Advanced' and open Device manager. Locate the WiFi Adapter and choose the 'Roll back driver option' to restore the previous driver - worked for me.
You think someone would test drivers better than this !!!
07-11-2013 03:48 PM
Thanks for posting your solution! Although it wasn't exactly the correction I needed, it steered me to the right place (device manager). I was lost otherwise.
10-23-2013 12:37 AM
kinldy help me plz.
i have Hp pavilion m6,
its wifi shows off, but F12 key color is orange, when i go to device manager its driver details are these,
Driver Provider: Intel
Driver Date: 4/18/2013
Driver Version: 184.108.40.206
how to turn on it? plz help me...
10-23-2013 08:46 AM - last edited on 04-20-2016 09:57 AM by OscarFuentes
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12-21-2013 05:19 AM - edited 12-21-2013 05:22 AM
I had the same problem here is a solution for anyone else having the problem
Go to the top left corner of the screen and click settings then choose Change PC Settings at the bottom then choose wireless under wireless devices turn the wifi back on
How mine got turned off I have no Idea
03-31-2014 11:43 AM
I, Ihave the same Problem, orange led and the wifi hardware doesn't show on manage Computer.
Product Number : B1J58EA#ABZ
Can help me please, Tnk
06-17-2014 06:37 PM
hi guys this was my solution that fixed a broken wifi button (broken keyboard) which was actually a function key f12. I simply went into the BIOS system for HP, by pressing f10 on startup (before windows had actually initiated) and went into the configuration of the function key, and disabled this functionality. On my new keyboard when windows has rebooted i simply pressed f12 again.
Hope this helps some people.
06-20-2014 06:07 PM
We have an HP Pavilion g6 laptop. We've had this laptop for several years, as well as our router. All of a sudden our computer will not log on to the internet without me plugging in an ethernet cable. I have noticed that the f12 wifi button stays orange. When I push that button it toggles between wifi disabled to wifi off. I have checked the driver for wifi. It tells me that it is up to date. Please tell me how to fix this problem as it is HIGHLY annoying.....