How to Turn on Wireless Networking in an HP Pavilion DV7

by James Stone
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Enabling wireless networking on the HP Pavilion DV7 laptop requires turning the wireless adapter on. For accessibility, laptop manufacturers build a switch on the sides of laptops. These plastic switches link to the wireless card and offer fingertip control over connections to wireless networks. Windows manages each wireless adapter installed on the DV7. Enable or disable the device using the Settings dialog box for the wireless adapter.

Step 1

Click the "Start" button, then click the "Control Panel" link.

Step 2

Click the "View network status and tasks" option under the "Network and Internet" section.

Step 3

Click the "Change adapter settings" option in the left-hand pane of the window.

Right-click the "Wireless Network Connection" icon, then click the "Enable" option from the menu. Click the "Yes" button when Windows asks, "Do you wish to proceed?"


  • Update your laptop's wireless adapter driver to maintain optimal connection speed and performance.


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About the Author

James Stone began writing professionally in 2007 as a technical writer. He specializes in technology articles for various online publications. Stone holds a Bachelor of Science in computing science from Simon Fraser University.

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