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03-04-2018 05:09 PM
03-05-2018 04:33 AM
This seems to be the driver.
Ralink Wireless Network Controller Driver Update
|126.96.36.199 Rev. A||33.3 MB||Aug 15, 2012||Download|
but why it has gone missing is a mystery.
HP offer this.....
Manual is here...
But none seem to address your problem.
Sometomes it is an Aeroplane Symbol that needs pressing, a Function key like F12.
03-05-2018 07:23 PM
I've already tried to reinstall the drivers to no avail. I've also pressed the f12 key several times which never changed anything. There are also no symbols on the keyboard or monitor that indicate a Wifi/airplane switch. I've also looked in the user manual which gives no info about a Wifi switch and I've tried the troubleshooting link as well which hasn't helped. Basically it says the same thing that troubleshooting in the pc's network center says, "to enable wifi by pressing a switch on the computer" when there is no switch. I've looked everywhere and nothing has worked so far.
03-07-2018 11:58 AM
03-08-2018 12:26 AM - edited 03-08-2018 12:27 AM
There may be an issue with Security, in that MS has changed the Firewall Rules
A possible cause/reason is because the Firewall has had changes made to it in the background, and you are not getting out to the Router to be issued with an IP address by the DHCP part.
This also means a Fixed IP will probably fail similarly.
Windows Defender Security Centre;
Restore Firewall to Default;
Then running the Network Troubleshooter.
03-08-2018 02:44 PM - edited 03-08-2018 03:17 PM
I restored to default which didn't show any different results. I also have Norton 360 and Malwarebytes on the PC so I'm not sure if that could be blocking anything but I doubt it. They were both running on the same settings as they are now before the pc starting having issues. I've also installed old network adapter drivers, and new network adapter drivers, restored the system to a restore point and still nothing works. It still says wireless capability is turned off even though there's no switch to turn it on.