Help with laptop wifi not detecing signals in Windows 10

September 10, 2017 at 06:48:53
Specs: Windows 10
Dell inspiron 5520 wifi doesn't detect any local wifi. Wifi is turned off and it wants me to manually turn it on in 1, 4, ... hours, which doesn't work either. I've reset everything including reload of Windows 10


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#1
September 10, 2017 at 07:27:23
Does the Wifi adapter show in Device Manager and if so are there any errors showing?

Is it enabled in Network Connections? [Go to Settings > Network & Internet > Change adapter options].

Does the Ethernet cable work if plugged into the router?

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#2
September 10, 2017 at 07:40:06
JohnMo wrote:

"it wants me to manually turn it on in 1, 4, ... hours"

I don't understand what you mean by that. The number or
numbers are particularly confusing. Is that an abbreviated
list of numbers of hours: "one hour, four hours, et cetera"?
Is it "1.4 hours"? I know that many systems use a comma
where the American system uses a period as the decimal
marker, but you also put a space before the "4", so it looks
like a list of integers, not a single decimal number.

WiFi needs to be turned on in order to detect nearby hotspots,
of course. Can you not turn it on and off? What happens when
you try to turn it on? Off?

Do you have a "Quiet time" or "Time out" setting of some kind?
Intended to prevent the device owner who has no self control
from Tweeting at all hours of day and night? You wouldn't
happen to be the President of the United States, would you?
If so, you need to ask your Chief of Staff what times of day you
have permission to access the Internet.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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#3
September 10, 2017 at 20:56:44
" I've reset everything including reload of Windows 10"
Did you reinstall the Wifi driver?

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
September 12, 2017 at 04:59:05
perhaps it turns off automatically to safe power, do you have powersafer mode turned on in your battery settings?

Simple solutions are often the best


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#5
September 12, 2017 at 10:39:11
Re #4
Just for info I think you mean save power and power saver.

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#6
September 19, 2017 at 00:06:40
Re #5 you are correct :)

Simple solutions are often the best


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#7
October 3, 2017 at 03:53:04
If you have any issue about windows 10. You can use snipping tool windows 10 and take a screenshot and send it to microsoft support center.

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#8
October 3, 2017 at 04:13:45
Maybe your Wi-Fi module (hardware) is faulty. That's my best guess because you've not responded or given any more information.

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