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WiFi Adapter Not Connected?

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HP Desktop Tower 251-a224
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Earlier today, the WiFi adpated in my Desktop Tower lost network connectivity.  The Realtek RTL8188EE 802.11 bgn adapter no longer appears in the Device Manager unless I select "Show Hidden Devices" in the View drop-down menu.  The device status shows:  "Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer (Code 45)."

 

I haven't made any hardware configuration changes since I first unboxed the tower.  

 

Is there an easy fix that doesn't involve shipping my computer out for service?

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Update:  It seems the thing just needed a swift kick in the butt.   Had already tried restarting the computer with no luck, but this time tried shutting completely down, disconnecting power, and letting it sit for a while.  When I powered back up, lo and behold the WiFi adapter was back.

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Hi.
Welcome to the forum GrantKMiles.

Download and install the network drivers.

Software and Driver Downloads

Troubleshooting Wireless Network and Internet (Windows 10)

Find and fix problems with wireless and other network adapters

Find and fix problems with devices and hardware


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Hi,

 

Please download and install the following driver:

 

   http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=ob_151589_1

 

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Update:  It seems the thing just needed a swift kick in the butt.   Had already tried restarting the computer with no luck, but this time tried shutting completely down, disconnecting power, and letting it sit for a while.  When I powered back up, lo and behold the WiFi adapter was back.

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