windows 8 Wifi 'off' problem


i have a Hp Dv7 7003tx laptop, and upgraded it to win 8 yesterday.
i have all drivers installed, including my wifi driver, Centrino wireless n2230.

even with the wifi button on my wifi ON, windows shows it as off :(

plz help



Thank you for posting in the Microsoft Community Forum.

From your description I understand that you have an issue with Windows 8 wifi button, when you turn ON it automatically going to turn OFF.


Follow the mentioned methods:

Method 1:

Open the Network troubleshooter by swiping in from the right edge of the screen, tapping Search (or if you're using a mouse, pointing to the upper-right corner of the screen, moving the mouse pointer down, and then clicking Search), entering network troubleshooter in the search box, tapping or clicking Settings, and then tapping or clicking Identify and repair network problems.


Method 2:

Make sure that wireless connections are turned on:

1. On the Start screen, type Control Panel, click the Apps filter, and then tap or click Control Panel.

2. In the left pane, tap or click Wireless.

3. In the right pane, verify that Airplane mode is off and that Wireless devices are on.

Then, check the current connections:

1. Open the Settings charm by swiping in from the right or pointing the mouse to the lower-right corner of the screen.

2. Tap or click the networking icon, indicated by either a monitor with a network cable (for a wired connection) or a set of five stepped bars (for a wireless connection).

3. Under the list of wireless networks, choose your network, and enter any credentials needed to connect to the network.


Hope the above information is helpful. If you have any question get back to us, we are happy to help you.



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