Many laptops come with integrated wireless networking or add-on wireless networking cards. When a laptop runs into problem with its wireless LAN set-up, resetting the wireless on the device is one of the first troubleshooting steps you need to take. Resetting the wireless on a laptop takes a few minutes and can be done using two different methods.
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Look on the front or side of your laptop for a lit-up button or slider. Typical laptops have two different lighted buttons: the Power button and the Wireless button. You want the Wireless button, not the Power button.
Find the wireless icon next to this button to confirm it is your laptop's wireless LAN button. The icon may look like a broadcasting tower or computer surrounded by lines. It may also specifically be labelled Wi-Fi.
Slide the button or press it in to turn the laptop's WI-FI off. Wait 10 seconds then slide or press the button to turn the laptop's wireless LAN capabilities back on.
Right-click the "Wireless Network Connection" icon in your system tray. This icon looks like a series of signal bars, a broadcasting tower or a computer monitor.
Click "Open Network Connections." Right-click "Wireless Network Connections."
Click "Disable." Wait ten seconds and right-click "Wireless Network Connections." Choose "Enable."
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