How to Enable Integrated WiFi in an HP Pavilion
By Jason Artman
Integrated Wi-Fi is a popular feature for laptop computer users, who usually purchase their computers with the desire to work or play on the go. Before this can happen, however, you will need to enable the internal wireless Internet adapter on your HP Pavilion laptop.
Turn the computer on and look for a status light with an antenna-shaped icon. If the status light next to this icon is blue, the integrated Wi-Fi is already enabled; if the light is dark or amber, Wi-Fi is turned off.
Locate the wireless switch or button on your notebook. On some HP Pavilion models, the switch is located on the front of the unit; on other models, there is a heat-sensitive button above the keyboard rather than a switch.
Move the Wi-Fi power switch to the right to enable the integrated Wi-Fi; if your Pavilion has a heat-sensitive Wi-Fi button, just touch it. The Wi-Fi indicator light should change to blue, indicating that the wireless adapter is on.
- The same instructions given in this article can be used to turn off the internal wireless adapter of your Pavilion, which can be useful for conserving battery life or on commercial flights where wireless networking is not permitted.
Jason Artman has been a technical writer since entering the field in 1999 while attending Michigan State University. Artman has published numerous articles for various websites, covering a diverse array of computer-related topics including hardware, software, games and gadgets.