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"Lost" internal modem on HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC

HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I do not normally use the internal modem on my HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC, I connect to the Internet normally using an Ethernet lead and I need WiFi I use a USB WiFi modem.

 

But I wanted to test a connection so went to turn the internal modem on but Network Connections only shows Ethernet and Bluetooth.

 

Flight mode operates but just turns Bluetooth off.

 

Device Manager - Networks Adaptors does not show any WiFi

 

How do I get the internal WiFi to show so I can use it?

 

 

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"Lost" internal modem on HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC

@lundavra

Thank you for posting on the HP Support Community.

  • Did this happen after a recent window or software update?
  • Did you make any changes in the settings of your PC prior to the issue?

While you respond to that, let's try these steps:

Wireless Module test:

Use the following steps to open the Component Tests menu.

  1. Hold the power button for at least five seconds to turn off the computer.
  2. Turn on the computer and immediately press Esc repeatedly, about once every second. When the menu appears, press the F2 key.
  3. On the main menu, click Component Tests.
  4. The Component Tests menu displays.
  5. Wireless Module Test - This test checks that the BIOS detects the wireless module and that it is enabled.

To run the test, click Wireless Module, and then click Run once.

  1. The Wireless Module Test takes 30 seconds to complete.

If the test passes, try these steps:

Reinstall the network adapter using HP Recovery Manager (Windows 8, 10)

Reinstall original software or drivers using the HP Recovery Manager. If your PC does not locate the Recovery Manager installed, click the ‘next step’ button below.

  1. In Windows, search for and open HP Recovery Manager. If prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. If prompted by User Account Control to allow the program to make changes to the computer, click Yes.
  2. Under Help, click Reinstall drivers and/or applications and wait for Recovery Manager to generate a list.
  3. From the combined list of applications and drivers, with the drivers listed first, select the checkbox next to the drivers you want to reinstall. NOTE: The name of the adapter varies, depending on which one is installed on your PC.
  4. When the Installation is completed message displays, click OK.
  5. Close all open applications, restart your computer, then try connecting to the Internet again.

Set BIOS default and restart:

  1. Restart your notebook.
  2. During startup, press F10 repeatedly until the BIOS menu is displayed.
  3. Once the BIOS menu is displayed, press F9 to restore factory defaults.
  4. Select Yes to confirm.
  5. Press F10 to save changes and exit.
  6. Select Yes to confirm.
  7. The computer restarts using the default settings.

After your computer has restarted once in Windows test your wireless connectivity. Try connecting to the Internet again.
 

Hope this helps! Keep me posted for further assistance.
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