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Old February 23rd, 2019, 01:06 AM
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Windows 10 WIFI Not Turn/Stay On

Last night was online with a program and it crashed, as it normally does. Then my network on the laptop goes out. I checked my work computer and I was still on WIFI. I went looking and my WIFI was somehow switched off. I tried to turn it on, but it slides back to off. Windows own troubleshooting thing can not figure it out. I can use the NIC fine and am online.
I tried rebooting it. Disabling Microsofts Virtual network something. Cleaning out DNS, etc. WIFI will just not stay on out of the blue last night.
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Old February 23rd, 2019, 01:16 AM
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Never mind, let us hold off.... now it works.
I spent 24h on this. 4h tonight. All I did since this post was trying to boot into BIOS (F2 being a Dell) and I missed it so I just let it keep booting (been rebooted countless times tonight) and now all of the sudden, it works??
I was not doing FN-F2 when Windows was booted. Just F2 to get into my BIOS.
Now it just works after me trying to figure it out for 24h?
Guess just maybe posting the problem scared the laptop into working?
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Old February 23rd, 2019, 10:01 PM
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Well, it turned off on its own again and will not turn back on.
Unless my OS got corrupted, I am thinking the WIFI card is dying.
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Old February 23rd, 2019, 11:11 PM
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I hope ya get it figured out soon buddy. Im sorry your having issues
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Old February 23rd, 2019, 11:25 PM
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some suggestions - check the manufacturer and see if there is any updates for your computer. do a system restore to a restore point prior to when the problem started. finally do a power cycle on your modem and router. unplug both for a 10 count, plug in the modem, wait for it to reset, then plug in the router.
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Old February 24th, 2019, 03:05 AM
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WiFi cards are not that expensive, and depending on the model of the lappy relatively easy to install. May be worth replacing it. Or just get a USB Wifi, they are relatively cheap also. What is the make/model of the lappy?
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Old February 24th, 2019, 03:52 PM
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Heh, every cent I have goes to food. I may be in IT, but I shop Dollar Tree. Bloody high rent and still recovering from my financial issues from my 2011 layoff.
Dell Inspiron 3537.
Eventually, I will be able to save for a new desktop and laptop. I can at least still NIC on in. All hardware tests pass WIFI, just Windows not turn it on. I could try a reload out of boredom one day. Worse comes to worse, I do not get to watch my movies for a day while it is loading. :/
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Old February 28th, 2019, 06:52 PM
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Inspir...KDsI:rk:1:pf:1

$8 includes shipping with a 30 day warranty.

USB $10.99 with shipping: I actually have used one of these great.


If your router supports 5GHz then you can finds a dual band USB.
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Old May 26th, 2019, 05:08 PM
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The WIFI has been working again. How? Well, someone was giving away a Netgear modem/router combo. more advance than my Linksys router from 10 years ago, and would allow me to save $10 a month from renting a modem from TimeWarner. So now I pay $25 a month for my 2M download instead of $35. The router had a built in tune up feature for the computer's network connection. Well, whatever it did it made the WIFI of this aging laptop work again with no problems in three months. It fixed a problem in my OS that Windows itself could not fix.
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