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losieloos43
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how do I turn wifi on on my windows envy dv7 7238nr

Im sorry but im bad with computers. So my airplane mode is off but my wifI continues to be off, I cant even move the bar over to the on switch its just a grey solid colour please help thanks.
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Pankay
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Re: how do I turn wifi on on my windows envy dv7 7238nr

Hi,

have you tried pressing the F12 or Fn+F12 key to enable the Wifi
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losieloos43
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Re: how do I turn wifi on on my windows envy dv7 7238nr

Hello, thank you very much the fn plus f12 worked.
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jimmyghd
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Re: how do I turn wifi on on my windows envy dv7 7238nr

You can also do it in network adapters. Right click on the wireless icon and hit on disable. But Fn+F12 is the quickest way. 

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losieloos43
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Re: how do I turn wifi on on my windows envy dv7 7238nr

Will this only work if wifi is available? Now its not working I get free wifi where I live. I can connect my other devices to wifi but not my laptop, I keep hitting fn+f12 but the light just stays orange.
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losieloos43
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Re: how do I turn wifi on on my windows envy dv7 7238nr

It randomly turns on by itself.
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tomENVYdv7
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Re: how do I turn wifi on on my windows envy dv7 7238nr

Did you ever find a solution to this problem?  My EVNY dv7 is doing the exact same thing.  My WiFi worked this morning, and then later stopped working.

 

I may have accidently pushed f12 a few times and the "smart" key feature took over?!  

 

 I cannot manually turn on WiFi and all other devices do connect to my WiFi.  

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