1.    09 Sep 2015 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 2
    windows 10

    Accidentally disabled my wifi connection, and now i cant reconnect.


    I was attempting to figure out how to fix my internet connection, and there was an option which said disable, which i thought would temporarily disable my connection and allow me to simply reconnect. i hit that disable button, and all of the wifi disappeared from my laptop. i physically have turned the wifi on and off multiple times, but the internet connections box wont even show a wifi option. i connected with an ethernet to the internet, and it works fine. i dont know how to reenable the wifi on this new windows 10 system, since i just got it yesterday. i am using an older acer aspire 5742-6814 laptop. please help.
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  2.    09 Sep 2015 #2
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 456
    10 preview 64bit

    Does the wifi driver show in device manager with a down black arrow or is there an unknown device.

    Roy
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  3.    09 Sep 2015 #3
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    64-bit 10240 10 Pro

    If you restart your laptop it should come back.
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  4.    14 Sep 2015 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 24
    Windows 10 Home (version 1607)

    Hi Jeffspeak

    I'll pop in this link to a thread I started which (vaguely I'm afraid) describes how I got my wifi back. It's probably not relevant and a long shot to actually being helpful, but I know what being stuck is like. Hope it maybe is of use.
    WiFi Detection disappeared and Can't get on internet? Possible help. - Windows 10 Forums

    Lots of luck

    ausgumbie
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  5.    14 Sep 2015 #5
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 16
    Windows 10 64bit

    Hi,
    Press 'windows' key and 'R' and in the run command, type 'ncpa.cpl', press enter. In that, you should see your disabled connetction, just right click and enable it.

    Cheers.
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  6.    17 Sep 2015 #6
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by akshat View Post
    Hi,
    Press 'windows' key and 'R' and in the run command, type 'ncpa.cpl', press enter. In that, you should see your disabled connetction, just right click and enable it.

    Cheers.
    That did it! Thank you!
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  7.    30 Nov 2015 #7
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    Windows 10

    Thank You SO Much Akshat!
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  8.    05 Feb 2016 #8
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    Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by akshat View Post
    Hi,
    Press 'windows' key and 'R' and in the run command, type 'ncpa.cpl', press enter. In that, you should see your disabled connetction, just right click and enable it.

    Cheers.
    I literally had to register just to say thanks, you're a fuc*ing legend bro. Cheers.
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  9.    21 Mar 2016 #9
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 1
    Idk

    What if I do that and it comes up and there is no wifi option. Just Bluetooth and Ethernet?
    Last edited by Jonjonbo22; 21 Mar 2016 at 16:47. Reason: Is supposed to be if
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  10.    05 Aug 2017 #10
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    Posts : 1
    Android 7.0

    Quote Originally Posted by akshat View Post
    Hi,
    Press 'windows' key and 'R' and in the run command, type 'ncpa.cpl', press enter. In that, you should see your disabled connetction, just right click and enable it.

    Cheers.
    You saved me! So easy. Thanks. I see this was posted 2 years ago. The gift that keeps on giving.
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