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PajamaSam25
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Turned off WiFi capability by accident

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HP Stream Laptop 11- ah0XX

I seem to have somehow accidentally turned off my ability to see the WiFi and I cannot figure out how to turn it back on. There is no visible button or switch.

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@PajamaSam25, Welcome to HP Support Community!

 

What is the Operating System installed on your PC?

 

If you have Windows 10 OS, follow the steps below-

 

Have you run a wireless card test on your device to identify if this is either a hardware or a software malfunction?

If not, let's start with that:

  • Turn the computer On and keep tapping F2 repeatedly on startup to enter system diagnostics. 
  • Select the component test and run a wireless test on your computer. 
    • FOR DETAILS & FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS, USE THIS LINK: CLICK HERE
    • (By the end of this article all the issues should be resolved)

If the test fails or does not detect the wireless card, this could be a hardware malfunction, please revert to me with the failure ID,

However, if the tests pass, restart your computer, then visit the HP website and use the product number of your device to download and install the wireless adapter from the list under the Windows OS you select.

  • If the issue persists, you may want to create a backup of all your important data into an external storage device and perform a system reset:
  • Refer to this HP Article for assistance. 

Hope this helps! Keep me posted. 

 

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