Unable to Connect to Wifi Network

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I am trying to connect to my wireless network, but every time it asks me to turn on the Hardware Radio Switch.

I am unable to locate the Hardware Radio Switch.

I am using an Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility, to connect.

Please see the attached screenshot for reference.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #112526

Unable to Connect to Wifi Network

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Hi,

The problem is that, the PC is not detecting your wireless card.

Please make sure that your device is not damaged or corrupted.

Then follow these steps :

  1. Right click, My Computer icon.
  2. Select Propriety
  3. Select Hardware
  4. Select Device Manager
  5. Choose Wireless Device
  6. Right click Wireless Device
  7. Click on Propriety tab
  8. Click on Driver Tab
  9. Select Update Driver
  10. Choose yes, and click on next
  11. Insert your CD inside your cd reader
  12. Click next

Driver will be installed.

If you don't have the CD please click Find Drivers For All Of Your Devices At DriverZone

If your PC is not detecting the device, you can be sure that your card is damaged.

Answered By 0 points N/A #112528

Unable to Connect to Wifi Network

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Hi!

The laptop is not detecting any wireless network because the hardware wireless switch is off. Actually, that can be turned on through its utility, the Intel Proset/Wireless Connection Utility but as I have seen on your screenshot it is already activated but it’s still not detecting anything. So we need to locate where the hardware wireless switch is. 

Have you checked the side panel of your laptop?

How about at the front part?

How about the part above the function keys?

Have you seen any wi-fi symbol there? Check if you can locate any buttons. If there is none press Fn and F2 at the same time.

Answered By 562865 points N/A #295767

Unable to Connect to Wifi Network

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If you are using a laptop, the hardware radio switch that the message is referring to is the Wi-Fi button. The Wi-Fi button on the laptop disables and enables its Wi-Fi connectivity. This prevents your laptop from connecting to a Wi-Fi network or a Wi-Fi hotspot. In an Acer laptop, the Wi-Fi radio button is indicated by a satellite dish.

Wi-Fi radio button

The button has an LED indicator that blinks when the laptop’s Wi-Fi connectivity is enabled. If the LED indicator is off, it means the laptop’s Wi-Fi connectivity is disabled and it cannot connect to a Wi-Fi network. If you have a WiMAX wireless network adapter and it indicates the Wi-Fi radio button is off, simply press the Wi-Fi button on your laptop to turn it on.

That should fix the problem.

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