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Pavillion Notebook 15t
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First my HP printer wouldn't recognize my wifi/router.  Now my laptop doesn't acknowledge my wifi and can only be used via ethernet.  Wifi provider indicates  there is nothing wrong with wifi.  My phone does connect to it.  Received a message via Troubleshooting that there is a driver issue.  But I reinstalled all drivers (that I could locate) and it still doesn't give me the wifi icon let alone connection.  Thanks,  

 

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@puffin57

 

I reviewed your post and I understand that you are facing issues with the wireless connection on the computer.

 

Don’t worry, I assure you I will try my best to get this sorted.

 

Are you able to see your wireless network?

Are you getting any error when trying to connect to it?

 

Meanwhile, I recommend you follow the below steps and check if it helps.

 

Powercycle the network:

1. Shut down your notebook.

2. Unplug the power to your router.

3. Unplug the power to your modem.

4. Wait at least 45 seconds.

5. Plug in the modem, and wait for it to come back online.

6. Plug in the router, and wait for it to come back online.

7. Turn on your notebook, and test your connection.

 

Disable the Power Off option for the adapter:

1. Open Device Manager. (Win Key+R > type devmgmt.msc > OK)

2. Expand the Network adapters.

3. Right click on the Ethernet/Wireless Adapter and click Properties.

4. Click the Power Management tab.

5. Remove the check mark beside Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.

6. Click OK.

7. Test.

 

Reset the TCP/IP settings on your PC:

1. Go to your start screen/menu and type CMD.

2. Right click on the command prompt icon and chose Run as administrator.

3. In the window that opens type "netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt" without quotes, and press enter.

4. Restart your PC and test.

 

It may also help to reset the winsock catalogue:

1. Go to your start screen/menu and type CMD.

2. Right click on the command prompt icon and chose Run as administrator.

3. In the window that opens type "netsh winsock reset" without quotes, and press enter.

4. Restart your PC and test.

 

Reinstall the network adapter drivers:

1. Download the drivers from here but do not run them yet.

2. Go to your start screen/menu and type Device Manager.

3. Expand Network adapters.

4. Right click on the wireless adapter and choose Uninstall.

5. Run the downloaded drivers from step 1.

6. Restart your PC and test.

 

Let me know how it goes and you have a great day!

 

P.S: Welcome to the HP Support Community 😊

 

If you wish to show appreciation for my efforts, mark my post as Accept as Solution. Your feedback counts!

 

Cheers!

Stay Home – Stay Safe

The_Fossette
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@puffin57

 

I reviewed your post and I understand that you are facing issues with the wireless connection on the computer.

 

Don’t worry, I assure you I will try my best to get this sorted.

 

Are you able to see your wireless network?

Are you getting any error when trying to connect to it?

 

Meanwhile, I recommend you follow the below steps and check if it helps.

 

Powercycle the network:

1. Shut down your notebook.

2. Unplug the power to your router.

3. Unplug the power to your modem.

4. Wait at least 45 seconds.

5. Plug in the modem, and wait for it to come back online.

6. Plug in the router, and wait for it to come back online.

7. Turn on your notebook, and test your connection.

 

Disable the Power Off option for the adapter:

1. Open Device Manager. (Win Key+R > type devmgmt.msc > OK)

2. Expand the Network adapters.

3. Right click on the Ethernet/Wireless Adapter and click Properties.

4. Click the Power Management tab.

5. Remove the check mark beside Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.

6. Click OK.

7. Test.

 

Reset the TCP/IP settings on your PC:

1. Go to your start screen/menu and type CMD.

2. Right click on the command prompt icon and chose Run as administrator.

3. In the window that opens type "netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt" without quotes, and press enter.

4. Restart your PC and test.

 

It may also help to reset the winsock catalogue:

1. Go to your start screen/menu and type CMD.

2. Right click on the command prompt icon and chose Run as administrator.

3. In the window that opens type "netsh winsock reset" without quotes, and press enter.

4. Restart your PC and test.

 

Reinstall the network adapter drivers:

1. Download the drivers from here but do not run them yet.

2. Go to your start screen/menu and type Device Manager.

3. Expand Network adapters.

4. Right click on the wireless adapter and choose Uninstall.

5. Run the downloaded drivers from step 1.

6. Restart your PC and test.

 

Let me know how it goes and you have a great day!

 

P.S: Welcome to the HP Support Community 😊

 

If you wish to show appreciation for my efforts, mark my post as Accept as Solution. Your feedback counts!

 

Cheers!

Stay Home – Stay Safe

The_Fossette
I am an HP Employee

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Just wanted to thank you for the assistance.  I had already done 2 of your 3 options but I did them all again.  I thought I reinstalled all the drivers already but I went ahead and did that again.  Though some of them said my laptop did not support the software, I now have my laptop connected to wifi (when it would not even recognize wifi previously) and my printer is once again working via wifi.  Thank you again.  

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@puffin57

 

Perfect, I am really glad to hear that!

 

If any other questions arise, please feel free to write back to me.

 

Cheers!

The_Fossette
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