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TomD1962
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WiFi connection disappeared from desktop PC and driver is not installing.

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This evening I discovered that WiFi connection has disappeared from my computer. There is no WiFi option/symbol in Network & Internet Settings or in Network Connections.

When I checked the Device Manager the WiFi Network Adapter Driver was greyed out, I uninstalled and re-installed using the driver downloaded from the HP website. However this driver is not installing: the installation process appears to work properly, with no error messages, but on restarting the PC and checking the Device Manager the driver has not been installed. So now I have no WiFI network adapter driver on my PC.

Can anyone help me at least install the driver?

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TomD1962
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Having just ran out and bought an Ethernet cable, I turn on my PC today and... the WiFi is back! LOL. Typical.

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old_geekster
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@TomD1962 , welcome to the Community.

 

It sounds like your wifi adapter may have failed.  This would definitely cause the symptoms that you are experiencing.



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TomD1962
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Thanks for the reply. What do I do now?

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Having just ran out and bought an Ethernet cable, I turn on my PC today and... the WiFi is back! LOL. Typical.

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stevecomputer
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Is is a Pc or laptop?  Some laptops have a switch or key combination that disables the wifi. You can check in the bios setup that it is enabled also.  

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@TomD1962 

 

These things happen all of the time in the computer world.  Some little glitch happens and things go badly.  Glad you solved your problem.



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