Why does my HP laptop not connect to WiFi
The Wi-Fi connection issue is common among HP laptops and computers. This may occur due to improper configuration or technical failures. Carry out the steps below to resolve the issue of Why does my HP laptop not connect to WiFi.
Resolving Wi-Fi Connection issues on HP laptop
- Turn your laptop on and type troubleshooting in the search field.
- Click Troubleshooting.
- Select the Network and Internet option followed by Internet Connections.
- Select Advanced and click Next in the Internet Connections dialog box.
- Click Run as administrator and select the Apply repairs automatically checkbox.
- Give a click on Troubleshoot my connection to the Internet option and select Next. Follow the prompts.
- Reinstall the Wireless network if the issue persists.
- Update the wireless network drivers if the above steps did not resolve the issue.
Detailed instructions for resolving the Wi-Fi Connection issue on HP laptops
- Power up your laptop, click the Start menu, and type ‘troubleshooting’ in the search field. From the list of search results, select Troubleshooting. Now, click the Network and Internet option followed by the Internet Connections option.
- Click the Advanced tab and select the Next option. If you see the Run as administrator option, click it. Check the ‘Apply repairs automatically’ option and select Next.
- This opens the Internet Connections window. Select the ‘Troubleshoot my connection to the Internet’ option. Try connecting to the Internet. If the problem on Why does my HP laptop not connect to WiFi persists, continue with the next step to reinstall the wireless network.
- Click Start and open All programs. Select the PC Help and Tools option and click Recovery Manager. Select the Next tab to open the Software Program Reinstallation screen. Click Yes followed by the Next option.
- Choose the program to be reinstalled and click Next. Click Next again. If the reinstallation is successful, you will receive a message to restart the computer.
- Select Yes in the message that pops up. Finally, click Finish to restart the computer. If the issue persists, try resetting the hardware. Power off your laptop and disconnect the power cord from your wireless router/modem if you have connected one.
- Wait for some time and plug the power cord into the router again. Make sure the lights on the router turn on. Now, turn on the laptop and wait for the Windows to automatically connect to your wireless Internet connection.
- Open the Manager network connections and check if the wireless network is enabled. If the issue persists, connect your computer and router using a cable. Open your browser on your laptop and type the printer’s IP address in the address bar.
- Provide your username and password and change the SSID of the router, Set up WPA or WEP and create a password. Try to connect your laptop to Wi-Fi.
- If the issue Why does my HP laptop not connect to WiFi remains unresolved, contact your manufacturer to get your printer serviced.