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    Default HP Pavilion g6 no wifi

    Was given an old HP Pavilion g6 laptop. it works fine but sadly the wifi is not working. Reinstalled the OS, but still no wifi.

    Is there a switch to turn it ON/OFF? Saw a key with the wifi sign, orange colour led on the keyboard, but I press it nothing happens.

    Read something about it that if the light is orange, all wireless are disabled. How and where to enable it?

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    Default Re: HP Pavilion g6 no wifi

    When I press the f12 key , the one with the orange colour wifi sign a pop up window says Airplane mode ON /Off.

    Couldn't find any switch to turn the wifi ON. Google says, it's the f12 key toggle ON/Off the wifi, when wifi in ON the light changes to white....

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    Default Re: HP Pavilion g6 no wifi

    Airplane mode needs to be off for wifi to be working. Also check there is no Fn key which will make F12 key or whatever F key have a dual function when it, the Fn key, is held down as the other F key is toggled.
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    Default Re: HP Pavilion g6 no wifi

    Click the network icon and make sure the wifi is enabled and looks like the attached picture
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    Default Re: HP Pavilion g6 no wifi

    Any problems with wifi show under device manager?

    What shows in Network connections with available wifi

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    Default Re: HP Pavilion g6 no wifi

    KarameaDave: no wifi shown.

    Lawrence: No wifi shown.

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    Default Re: HP Pavilion g6 no wifi

    Generally as its been advised already you may need to press the FN + F12 ( or wireless) key.

    Is there a Wireless Icon in the tray by the Clock ??

    If its been reinstalled-- Did you actually install the Wireless Drivers ?? Not all drivers will install automatically from fresh.

    To get the Drivers go to https://support.hp.com/in-en/drivers/laptops Enter in the model Number, open Driver/Network, download the Driver(s) And install.

    Did come across one Article when having a similar problem with an HP and found:
    Press Windows + x, click on System, then on Device Manager, then on Network Adapters. You should see one of the items has a down arrow on the icon. Right click on it and select Enable. For some reason, HP has disabled this suddenly! Probably after a Windows update. Weird.
    Been more than once something gets disabled that shouldn't be.

    If for some reason its actually Broken, go buy a USB Wireless Adaptor - Problem Solved.

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    Default Re: HP Pavilion g6 no wifi

    Tried all the above, no joy.

    Just 'upgraded' to Windows 10. -- that solved the wifi issue. everything works just fine.

    Thanks folks for all the inputs....

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    Default Re: HP Pavilion g6 no wifi

    Surprised that it runs quite smoothly with only 4GB of RAM!

    Only thing is, the battery is about to go, needs a replacement, but don't think I should buy one, not worth it..

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    Default Re: HP Pavilion g6 no wifi

    Is the laptop running too hot? Hardware monitor showing:

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    Package Temperature @50C and
    Cores Temperature @99C

    Which reading should I be more concerned, Package or Cores?

    The air flow from the vent seems to be OK. The fan seems to be spinning quite fast..

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