How to Turn on Wireless Networking in an HP Pavilion DV7

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How to Turn on Wireless Networking in an HP Pavilion DV7
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Enabling wireless networking on the HP Pavilion DV7 laptop requires turning the wireless adaptor on. For accessibility, laptop manufacturers build a switch on the sides of laptops. These plastic switches link to the wireless card and offer fingertip control over connections to wireless networks. Windows manages each wireless adaptor installed on the DV7. Enable or disable the device using the Settings dialogue box for the wireless adaptor.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Click the "Start" button, then click the "Control Panel" link.

  2. 2

    Click the "View network status and tasks" option under the "Network and Internet" section.

  3. 3

    Click the "Change adaptor settings" option in the left-hand pane of the window.

  4. 4

    Right-click the "Wireless Network Connection" icon, then click the "Enable" option from the menu. Click the "Yes" button when Windows asks, "Do you wish to proceed?"

Tips and warnings

  • Update your laptop's wireless adaptor driver to maintain optimal connection speed and performance.

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