My HP Pavilion earlier spontaneously re-booted. When everything came back up I found that I was offline. When I checked to re-sign into my wi-fi network there were no available networks. Futher investigation reveals that all traces of Wi-Fi have disappeared. No mention of it, at all, in Network Status nor in Control Panel/Network and Internet/Network Connections. When I ask Cortana to find Wi-Fi it comes up empty and when I run Network Diagnostics it only tells me about the unconnected Ethernet cable.
Running Piriform Speccy tells me that Wi-Fi is not enabled; under sharing and discovery it does say that Network Discovery IS enabled but I am not able to connect.
What happened to my Wi-Fi and how can I get it back?
Step 1: Check that the wireless key or button is enabled
Step 2: Update the wireless driver through Device Manager
Step 3: Use automatic troubleshooting
Step 4: Check and reset hardware
Step 5: Reinstall the wireless network adapter driver using Device Manager
Step 6: Update wireless network drivers
Step 7: Manually change network settings
Step 8: Perform a Microsoft System Restore
Step 9: Other things to try
Restore BIOS to default settings
Reset your router settings (advanced)
Update the router firmware to troubleshoot a network connection
Reset the computer
Keep me posted,
For I shall follow-up on this case to ensure the concern has been addressed,
And your device is up and running again,
Have a great day 🙂
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