Why is my hp laptop not connecting to wireless internet?
HP laptop is not connecting to wireless internet and I think my wireless card is broken or something. Should I replace it or should I restore the computer?
First of all try this:
Wi-Fi networking is a convenient way to access the Internet. However, a lot of things can go wrong when using a wireless connection, and it can be frustrating when the connection is slow, intermittently drops, or cannot connect. Follow these steps:
- update the wireless adapter using recommended setting and please check the firewall and your antivirus for any update after doing all steps restart the computer .
i had the same problem and solved now. undergo the undermentioned steps:-
1. connect your wifi device to your computer through a cable (cable is provided to you when you buy your wifi device.
2. now you are connected to the internet.
3. enter the configuration ip address of your device in the site bar.,.,., for example it is 192.168.15.1 in case of witribe
4. enter username and password
5. go to network setting--> WLAN-->SSID WPA settings
6. set the cipher type key to TKIP and change your pre-shared key
7. now when settings are saved, remove the cable and connect to your wifi with your new set key.
8. hope it helps you
Make sure you are not using a static IP Address. Go to Network & Sharing, click on the network you are trying to join. Next right-click on Properties. Then double click Internet Protocol Version 4 TCP/IPv4. Make sure you are obtaining your IP address and the DNS server automatically. Same with alternate configuration. If that doesn't work uncheck IPv6 in the properties tab.
Just solved this issue on my HP laptop, Go to Start, Type Command prompt, A black box will appear type ipconfig then space /release Then hit enter This will disconnect all wifi addresses. Then after you see all the configurations pop up, Type ipconfig/renew This should solve your problem, It worked on mine, Good Luck
issues that could cause laptop WiFi problems-
to fix almost any kind of wifi trouble with hp laptop you would need to know to the problems. Now many of people here are recommended me to update the driver without understanding that when user is not even to connect with internet how can he update it unless you use cable internet or install WiFi from the driver list already installed with in computer.
i don’t know which steps fixed it but i got great help from the post to help fix the problem.
Here is another solution that may fix your problem:
If you have recently upgraded to windows 10 and you get the issue where you get limited access, even on a plugged in ethernet cable. Then you may have an incompatible program causing this to happen. Usually an anti-virus program such as:
(This if you don't have a Windows 10 compatible version)
- Trend Micro Internet Security
The issue can even cause the command prompt command ipconfig to display nothing.
Here are more solutions through a blog website as well:
1. Check that the correct driver is installed.
2. Install hp shortcuts and power management drivers.
3. Use the shortcut keys to see if the wireless function is turned on.
I had this problem a day before and i'm here to give you my answer
1) right click on your computer icon and click properties.
2) Top right you'll see device manager, click it
3) On network adapters right click on your wi-fi driver and click properties
4) Cilck on the drivers tab and update!
Thats how i solved my problem
Step 1: Open Services window in Windows 10.
Press Windows logo+R keys to open a Run dialog box on your keyboard. Then type the services.msc and click OK button.
Step 2: Find and double-click WLAN AutoConfig on the right side of the Services snap-in window.
Step 3: When the new pop-up dialog appears, change the Startup type to Automatic and click Start button.
Step 4: Click Apply followed by OK to save changes and exit the window.
See if your HP laptop is now normally connecting to wireless internet. If not, go ahead to Way 2.
Step 1: Open Device Manager in Windows 10.
Step 2: In the Device Manager window, expand Network adapters. Right-click your Network Connection and select the Properties option.
Step 3: When the Properties dialog pops up, go to Power Management tab, uncheck the option which says “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power” and click the OK button to save your changes.
Restart your HP laptop to check to see if the issue persists. If so, you may need to try other ways are listed below.
Step 1: Open Network and Sharing Center in Windows 10. Click Change adapter settings in the left-side panel.
Step 2: In the Network Connections, right-click the network adapter (I’m using Ethernet) and click Properties from the context menu.
Step 3: Click Configure…
Step 4: Switch to the Advanced tab, scroll down to the bottom and click Speed & Duplex, set the Value as 10 Mbps Half Duplex and click OK button.
Now, check to see if your wireless internet connection is working properly. If the problem still exists, you need to follow the next Way.
Step 1: Open Command Prompt as Administrator in Windows 10.
Step 2: In the administrative command prompt, type the following commands, press Enter after each command.
Close the window and check if your wireless internet connection is in a stable state.
Hope it works for you.
If your HP laptop is not connecting to Wi-Fi in Windows 10, use the Windows Network and Internet Troubleshooter using these steps: Enable the wireless signal by turning on the wireless key or button on your computer. Right-click the wireless connection icon on the taskbar and select Troubleshoot problems.
If still, your HP Laptop Won’t Connect to Wifi follow this another method:-
If this method will not help you follow these easy steps:-
Step 1: Reinstall Wireless Adapter Driver
Step 2: Update Wireless Adapter Driver
Step 3: Check and Reset Hardware Settings
Final Option: Refresh or Reset Windows 10
May any of these solutions help you to connect with your HP laptop.
Restart you computer, go to the bios menu and reset, save changes then reboot your system. this should do it.
First I would make sure the wireless is on on the hp laptop then try and find the router I want to connect.
But if I can't find one then I right/left click on the internet access icon and click "Open Network and Sharing Center(Centre lol)" then click "Troubleshoot problems" then click "Network Adapter" then click "Advance" then click "Run as adminitrator" and click "Next" then click "Next" and make sure you have select "All network adapters" and you guessed it click "Next" lol. If all went right then you should be able to connect to the router.
But if that doesn't work then reset the router and if that doesn't work then reset the computer but if still nothing then I don't know what to do then.
A temporary fix to solve this is to open a command prompt - search for cmd.exe and when it is open, type in....
and then press return. It renews the ip address from the router for a while and gets it working assuming its not a hardware issue. If you lose it again, do it again. Someone more technical than me my be able to find a more permanent solution but at least this can get you up and running quickly.
I updated the drivers from the network adapter from the manufacturer's website and finally the internet connection started.
What I actually did was way simpler and it worked for me:
I uninstall the network driver form the device manager and afterwards I reboot the laptop where it installs the automatically. ( instead of reboot you can click also scan for hardware changes button on the device manager). If it sounds complicated there is a video on youtube how to solve this issue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZ7d5RY5...
Device manager > Wi-Fi card>it will look like Broadcom, Realtek, Atheros. Just Right mouse click on it and unstall the driver. This is very important to restart your device. I am not technical person till trying to guide the people
When your PC (or other device) can’t access your Wi-Fi network, you have to find out where the problem is—your laptop or your router. So the first thing you need to do is test the network without the laptop. Try another computer—or any device that uses Wi-Fi, such as a smartphone or tablet. If that other PC or device can access your Wi-Fi, the problem is with your laptop.
I figured that the spectrum cable modem was at fault as it was at a different frequency band. I added a netGear G band router to cable modem and my WiFi worked.
First check WiFi connection from laptop to other WiFi networks to rule out problem with your laptop.
The newer cable modem frequency is the problem.
First, make sure that your firewall is not blocking your internet connection (this does happen) make sure your driver is not corrupted and reinstall it again, if that dosen’t work, your card could be loose in its socket and/or damaged. if damaged, replace the WiFi mini/PCIe or similar card and if you haven’t got BT (Bluetooth) get a WiFi/BT card that I’m sure is available for your laptop, they are very cheap.
I had this problem with my Acer Aspire 5750 and I replaced the original WiFi 2.4G only card with a WiFi 2.4/5G & BT 4.0 card that added the Bluetooth as an extra option to this 8 year old laptop, now. It works perfectly and I have BT also.
As an additional suggestion (that I’ve done to my 8yrs old laptop) is that they are very upgradable (the Intel gen 2,3,4’s) as the gen 5’s onwards are all soldered on CPU’s and can’t be upgraded. These laptops can be upgraded at a fraction of the cost to what a new laptop costs.
Example, you can upgrade to better and more capacity and/or faster e.g. from a spinner HDD to SSD HDD, better CPU’s from i3 or i5 to i7’s, more and faster RAM e.g. 1600MHz etc, and even a different motherboard with an inbuild graphics card like the NVIDIA or Radeon types graphics.
Step 1: Reinstall Wireless Adapter Driver
1) On your keyboard, press the Windows key and X at the same time, then choose Device Manager.
2) Locate and expand Network adapters option.
3) Then right click the wireless network adapter you have and choose Uninstall device.
4) When the confirm window appears, hit the Uninstall button to continue.
5) Now, navigate to the top bar and click the icon for Scan for hardware changes.
6) Your HP laptop will start to reinstall the wireless network adapter driver for you. When the process finishes, close Device Manager and restart your laptop.
7) After the restart, try Wi-Fi connection again. If the problem remains, skip to Step 2.
The following instructions require an workable Internet connection. We recommend you use Driver Easy Offline Scanfeature to locate the correct driver for your wireless adapter first.
1) On your keyboard, press Windows key and X at the same time, then choose Device Manager.
2) Locate and expand Network adapters option.
3) Then right click the wireless network adapter you have and choose Update driver.
4) Select Search automatically for updated driver software.
5) Your PC will start the search for you. The process could take some time.
If newer driver cannot be found in this way, it is suggested that you go to HP website or the manufacturer of your wireless adapter (in our case, Realtek) and locate the driver by yourself.
If you are but a computer novice and have zero idea how to update your Wi-Fi adapter driver, we recommend Driver Easy. It’s a tool that detects, downloads and (if you go pro) installs drivers your laptop needs.
It also helps you find the correct network adapter driver with it Offline Scan feature.
With Driver Easy, the process of updating driver narrows down to only two clicks: first on the Scan Now button, second on the Updatebutton. The correct driver will be downloaded and you can install them as you want – either manually via Windows or automatically with Driver Easy Pro.
1) Turn off your laptop first. Disconnect all external devices, such as printers, keyboard, mouse or second monitor. Unplug the AC adapter. Remove the battery.
2) Press the power button on your laptop for at least 15 seconds.
3) Unplug the power cord for your wireless router or modem. If your network includes a separate broadband modem, unplug its power cord as well.
4) Wait for 5 seconds, then plug the cord(s) back. The light should be all on. If only the power light is on and the Internet light blinks on and off, there might be some problem with the ISP (Internet Service Provide) and you may need to contact them for greater details.
5) Insert the battery in your laptop and plug the AC adapter. Do not plug in the external devices just yet.
6) Power on your laptop. Use the arrow key to choose Start Windows Normally and hit Enter key.
7) When you log into the desktop normally, right click the network icon on the tray section and choose Open Network and Sharing Center.
8) Then choose Change adapter settings.
9) Check the status of your network connection. If you see the status of it is Disable, right click your wireless connection and choose Enable.
If your laptop was able to connect to your wireless network just fine, but not now, you may need to consider restoring your Windows 10, back to the date when wireless networking was working well.
Step 1: Use automatic troubleshooting
Step 2: Reinstall your wireless network adapter driver
Step 3: Update wireless network drivers
Step 4: Reset and check your hardware
Step 5: Perform a Microsoft System Restore
Step 6: Try Other Things
Run Windows Network and Internet Troubleshooter
In Windows, right-click the network connection icon, and then select Troubleshoot problems. Wait while the Windows Network Diagnostic analyzes the network connection. If prompted, select the type of network problem, and then follow the instructions to resolve the issue.
Hope This Helps,
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