Troubleshoot Wifi stops working on old laptop.

sew333

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Mar 11, 2016
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no internet
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Hello again my friends ( like you very much ). I have router TP LINK plugged to wall. Internet cable from router going to pc. Internet working. I also have wireless internet ( WIFI ) in laptop. All was working fine till yesterday. Laptop stops recognizing wifi and i dont have internet. It happened yesterday when internet stops working. I reinstalled Windows 10 2 times but nothing helped. Is this possible that wifi on laptop broken? It suddenly stops seeing WIFI in laptop. I tried unplugging router and plugging again but nothing helped. Also my mother SMARTPHONE detecting wifi and router. Only laptop stops. I am currently ordering new laptop to house.


I ordered new laptop with hope that i will be internet have. Must have to do work.

Is this possible that wireless on laptop gone bad?
 
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JasonUK

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Apr 14, 2020
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Oki thanks. So it possible on laptops that wifi will get broken from your experience?
Yes... in fact I had an ASUS (by coincidence) that did exactly the same. The internal wifi wouldn't work so I just plugged in a dongle into the USB to use wifi and the laptop lasted for a few more years with no other issue. A cheap dongle was far better solution (costwise) than spending 100s on a new laptop!
 
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sew333

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Mar 11, 2016
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Yes... in fact I had an ASUS (by coincidence) that did exactly the same. The internal wifi wouldn't work so I just plugged in a dongle into the USB to use wifi and the laptop lasted for a few more years with no other issue. A cheap dongle was far better solution (costwise) than spending 100s of a new laptop!
yeah i know but it will be new and faster laptop by the way. :)
 
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roger_m

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Your old laptop quite possibly has a switch to turn WiFi on or off which you could have bumped. If there's no such switch, or it remains switched on, often it is very quick and easy to replace the WiFi card. I do realise you've just ordered a new computer, but most likely it would be easy to get the WiFi working again in your current one.
 
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