QUICK FIX: Wireless Capabitility is Turned Off

Wireless Capability enables LAN cable network connection to your laptop. Your network connection will not be established and the network icon at the extreme right side of your Taskbar will turn gray.

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Alternative manual troubleshooting steps are given below:

For Dell Laptops

If you’re using a Dell laptop, you’ve likely pressed the Fn + F2 shortcut key combinations that disables Wireless Capability of your laptop. Press Fn + F2 keys again to turn on the Wireless Capability feature.

Unplug & Replug the Battery

Unplug the power cord and turn your laptop off. Locate the battery latch located at the bottom of your laptop. Slide the latch switch, keep it holding to the opposite direction till you carefully remove the battery. Wait for a moment after removing the battery. Plug it back again, switch on power supply and start your laptop.

Perform Network Diagnostic

Network Troubleshooting is a handy tool that pings and provides faster resolution to network problems. Here’s how to fix the intermittent issue:

1. Type Troubleshooting in the Search Box on Taskbar.

2. Open it from the Search Results.


3. Click Network and Internet

4. Click Network Adapters or Internet Connections, whichever applicable.


5. Follow the prompts on your screen.

Reinstall your Network Adapter

It is important that Network Adapter which is an essential component of your Local Area Network connection, must be working properly. You might want to uninstall and reinstall the network adapter.

1. Type Devices and Printers in the Search Box on your Taskbar.

2. Open it from the Search Results.


3. Right click on an empty area, choose Device Manager.


4. Expand top node.

5. Expand Network Adapters.


6. Right click your active network adapter, choose Uninstall option.

7. Exit out of the screen; restart.

8. Open the Device Manager tool again.

9. Right click the top node, choose Scan for hardware changes.

Disable Power Saving Feature for your Network Adapter

Make sure that the power saving feature is not enabled. Change the power management settings and disable the power saving feature.

1. Press Windows Key + X; choose Network Connections.

2. Right click your active network adapter, choose Properties.


3. Click Configure.


4. Click Power Management tab.

5. Uncheck the box labelled Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.


6. Click OK, close the previous Control Panel window.

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