This method assumes the use of a manager, which is designed to monitor the operation of devices. In the manager, the connectors are disconnected infrequently: usually the termination of the functioning of the connector is caused by a malfunction of the laptop (especially inexpensive, but convenient models like ASUS X515MA-EJ013).
Important: if the Wi-Fi connector built into the laptop is turned off, then the icon corresponding to the wireless connectors will not be visible in the column displaying connections related to the network type.
To enter the dispatcher, the user should press WinR on the keyboard that is built into his laptop. In the window that opens, for execution, you need to drive in devmgmt.msc and confirm the request.
When the dispatcher window opens, in the graph displaying adapters, find the one whose name suggests “Wi-Fi” or “Wireless”.
Then you need to select the option in the menu that uses the connector: it is invoked by right-clicking the touchpad on the name of the device.
Attention! If you get an error at startup, check the drivers: they will have to be reconnected, updated or reinstalled.
Turn on wireless connections with laptop buttons
Some versions of technology, equipped with an element that makes it possible to use wi-fi, require its separate activation: not every device assumes an automatic start of the wireless network. Some devices involve the use of two keyboard buttons, some are supplied with one key for adapter launch. On older versions of laptops, there is an independent button on the body, and not on the keyboard, made in the form of a slider.
If the user has examined the lining of the laptop, but did not find the stand-alone slider, you should take a closer look at the keyboard. As a rule, to turn on the transmitter, which allows you to join the wireless network variety, use the function buttons F (from the first to the twelfth).
You need to look at the symbols drawn on these keys. One of these keyboard elements has an “embossed” Wi-Fi icon made in the form of an antenna.
Important: to connect to the Internet, which is a wireless type, the FnF5 combination is more often used, so you should first look at these keyboard elements.
Checking and installing drivers on Wi-Fi
If the user installed the operating system and connected to Wi-Fi by combining the necessary buttons or finding a separate one, but the connection did not work. all the “salt” is in the driver. The operating system could not find and install the correct driver for the built-in receiver.
To find out if the utility needed for Wi-Fi connection is installed, the user needs to enter the manager displaying these programs, and see if the notorious utility is there.
Important: to enter the manager, right-click on the manipulator on “My Computer” (or enter this folder, and then click on an empty space) and select the section that will display the properties. Find the desired tab in it.
In the manager showing tabs for connected devices, find the one showing network type adapters. If the adapter is visible, then the driver is there, it is simply disabled or there are no grids to which the user can connect.
The user did not find any devices for wireless connection? There is no driver, so you need to install it. Find the disk that came with the laptop and install the desired version from it. Another option is to download from a site that belongs to the manufacturer.
Remember: when searching for the required driver on the site, indicate the exact name of the laptop model, for example, Lenovo Yoga 920-13IKB. If necessary, indicate the OS version installed on the laptop.
When the driver is found and downloaded on your laptop, click on the file downloaded to your laptop and follow the suggested installation tips.
If the utility is installed, but the wireless Internet does not work, you should check for the presence of networks available to the user, and also restart the router. Didn’t these manipulations work? Reinstall or download driver updates.
Turn on Wi-Fi in the laptop hardware
Hardware-type tools will help to enable the connection. To do this, use the buttons intended for connecting to wi-fi. this is the simplest option. If it doesn’t work, it’s worth looking to see if the driver on the laptop “crashed”.
If the laptop has factory Windows installed, then sometimes the laptop user has to turn on a utility created for managing grids that belong to the wireless type from the device manufacturer. These programs come bundled with almost any laptop.
These classic utilities are located in the start-up: to connect to the Internet wirelessly, the program must be running. otherwise the adapter will not work.
Turn on Wi-Fi programmatically
If the above methods failed to enable the element designed to connect to the network without wires, the adapter may have been disabled by software. it was disabled in the operating system options. The user can launch the adapter using the classic Windows settings in two ways.
This method consists in using a center dedicated to managing network access. To start a device that connects a laptop to Wi-Fi, the user should use the WinR combination, and then, when the window opens, type “ncpa.cpl”.
This request will call a section that allows you to change the connector parameters.
Attention! In older XP versions, this item is designated differently: you need to find a section for connecting a network type.
In the section, the user needs to find a column / option that gives information about the connection to the network, which belongs to the wireless type. If this column is gray, the element connecting to WI-FI is disabled. To start its functioning, you need to click the button on the right side of the mouse and assign the option intended to be enabled. After that, you should try to connect to an available network.
How can I connect a printer to a laptop via WI-FI
In this article, we will show you how to connect a printer over a WI-FI network. After all, this device, if earlier, was only at work, today it stands in almost every home. A printer is a good thing, but it also has disadvantages: it takes up a lot of space, and you also have to stretch an additional wire to connect to a computer. Therefore, we decided to show how to connect a printer via a wireless Wi-Fi network. To get rid of unnecessary wires and be able to place the printer anywhere in the house.
Printer Wi-Fi Connection Options
Let’s consider several options on how to connect your printer via WI-FI with a built-in WI-FI module.
We check the presence of WPS on the printer
You can see the support of this technology on the printer in the instructions that are attached. Or open the official website on the Internet, find your model and see the characteristics. You can also inspect the printer body for the presence of a button with a WPS icon.
We look at the presence of WPS on the router in two ways:
- Turning the router over, you will see a sticker with the WPS icon on it, and the PIN code is written opposite. In the future, we will need it to connect devices.
- The absence of an icon on the stickers does not mean that the router does not support this technology. Enter the router settings, find the WPS section, it is often located in the Wi-Fi (Wireless network) item. If found, then everything is in order, it supports this function.
After making sure that both devices work in this mode, we proceed to connect.
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Option # 2: Connect by entering the SSID and password
This method is suitable for all printers with a display.
- We go into the menu and select the settings (Setup). We click on the section “Wi-Fi Settings”.
- Next, click on “WI-FI setup”, “Wi-Fi setup wizard”.
After completing all the steps correctly, you will see that the Wi-Fi icon will light up green.
Option number 3: Connect without entering a password
Is your printer with a Wi-Fi module but the display is missing? It doesn’t matter, it is possible to connect without entering the key and your SSID. Now we will show you how to do it.
- Now we take the router and press the WPS button. By this click, you give permission to connect the device that will try to connect. In our case, this is a printer.
How to connect Wi-Fi on an Iphone
IMPORTANT! Before setting up your phone, first check if you are within range of a particular wireless Wi-Fi connection. You can use home Wi-Fi, or you can connect the Iphone to free networks, for example, in cafes or shopping centers.
- We go to the home screen and go to the “Settings” menu.
- We are looking for the line “Wi-Fi” and enable the option.
- Then it will automatically search for available Wi-Fi.
- Choose a name and connect.
This method is suitable for connecting to unsecured routers, for example, in public places.
If you are connecting to secure Wi-Fi, the sequence will be slightly different:
- Open the “Settings” menu.
- We are looking for the line “Wi-Fi” and enable the option.
- After automatic search for Wi-Fi, select the desired access point.
- Enter the password and click “Connect”.
If you cannot connect your phone to Wi-Fi in this way, then you are entering the wrong password. To find out the correct one, contact your Wi-Fi administrator.
DO NOT FORGET! To connect your phone to secure Wi-Fi, you need to know the password, a “lock” icon is displayed next to such connections.
There are also situations when you need to connect your phone to a hidden access point that is not displayed in the general list. To connect a smartphone, you need to know the exact name of the Wi-Fi:
- Open the “Settings” menu.
- We are looking for the line “Wi-Fi” and enable the option.
- Click “Other” and enter the exact name.
- Click “Security”.
- After that, you need to select the type of protection, as shown in the illustration below.
- We return to the “Other network” item and enter the password.
- Click “Connect”.
How to connect Android to Wi-Fi
Many people think that setting up an Iphone is really not an easy task. Few would argue with this statement. But about Android, many believe that these are easy-to-use smartphones that even a child can figure out. However, in fact, when trying to set up Wi-Fi, there may be some difficulties here.
In general, the popularity of Android is growing every day. Probably, there is no longer a person who does not have a smartphone or tablet with the Android operating system in the arsenal of home appliances. Even the smallest children today actively use these gadgets instead of the usual toys, dolls, cars, etc. But at the same time, few people know how to properly configure Wi-Fi.
It is worth connecting a smartphone once and in the future the smartphone will independently connect to Wi-Fi. But it is not uncommon to observe situations when you need to configure Android manually.
For a visual illustration, we will use the LG G4 smartphone with the version of the Android 5.1 operating system. However, the model doesn’t matter, Android smartphones are almost the same.
Before you start configuring Android, you need to set up Wi-Fi by turning on the adapter. The adapter can be turned on in two ways:
- Through the toolbar.
- Through device parameters.
The first method is very convenient: swipe your finger across the screen (from top to bottom) and see the toolbar, as in the figure:
We are looking for a Wi-Fi button with a corresponding icon. Click on it and thus activate the Wi-Fi model.
After that, the system starts searching for available wireless networks and the following list appears on the screen:
Choose the one you need and connect. If it is password protected, enter a combination of characters and click “Connect”. The whole process is automated and does not take much time.
Another question is if the connection is hidden in the router parameters or the DHCP function is disabled. Then you need to configure Android manually.
How to manually configure Wi-Fi on Android if the connection to the router is hidden
As with the first method, we first need to enable the adapter. But the methods listed above do not suit us for this. Change the strategy: first go to “Settings”. And then we act depending on the version of the phone. We find the item “Wi-Fi” and open its menu. We turn on the adapter. If you have an earlier model, then find the item “Wireless networks” and select “Wi-Fi settings”. We translate the adapter into the on position.
Next, we proceed to the manual search for available connections: you will be presented with a list of access points that were found automatically. If you are connecting to a hidden network, click “Add Wi-Fi”:
Enter the exact name of the hidden access point (SSID) and proceed to security, as in the illustration below:
IMPORTANT! The entered name must match the name specified in the router.
The most common problems when trying to connect an IOS phone to Wi-Fi
It often happens that they seem to have done the right thing and followed the instructions, but nevertheless it is not possible to connect the phone with the IOS operating system to Wi-Fi. Do not despair and think that the saying “Technique in the hands of a monkey is a piece of iron” about you. Most likely, this is not a technical glitch.
If you can’t connect your phone to Wi-Fi, do the following:
- Check the router connection. And also make sure you are in range.
- Check that the Wi-Fi option is enabled on your smartphone. Go to “Settings”, then to “Wi-Fi”. If there is a blue check mark next to the desired name, this means that the connection in the phone is complete and problems are observed in the router.
- If you want to connect your phone to Wi-Fi at home, then check if the cables are connected correctly and if the router is configured correctly.
- Reboot your IOS phone and reconfigure it.
- Reboot the router and also reconfigure it.
If all else fails, try the following:
- If you are trying to connect a smartphone in a public place, contact an employee of the establishment and ask him to set up Wi-Fi.
- Check the connection on other devices, such as a laptop, or ask others if the Internet works for them. If the other devices are also not connected, then there is a problem with the Internet provider. Contact your internet provider.
- Try connecting to a different location or Wi-Fi. If attempts are unsuccessful, contact a service center to check your Iphone.
- Update the firmware version of the router and check that your smartphone is in the list of supported devices.
How to manually set up Wi-Fi on Android. if DHCP function is disabled
In order to add a new connection to a router with the DHCP function disabled, put a tick in the “Connect additional parameters” line. Then you will be able to independently enter the IP-address, proxy-server and other information. To enter an IP address and other information, select Static for IP Settings. We fill in the lines that appear with data about the router and start “Save” or “Ok”.