Laptop doesn't have any option to enable wifi [Solved/Closed]

Ask a question dashing55 2Posts Sunday December 14, 2014Registration date December 15, 2014 Last seen - Last answered on Apr 29, 2017 at 08:31 AM by cnet
yesterday I format my laptop and install window 8.1. Now there is no wifi option in my laptop, not anywhere in the network option. I try to check if there is problem with my wifi by installing Ubuntu. It works well in Ubuntu bt not in window 8.1. plz help me fix my problem.
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First of all, Windows 8.1 don't require any drivers the Os is meant for that, if you are not getting any of options regarding WIFI you can change them in control panel.
There may be a adopter problem by switching it on and may get your WIFI options back.
You can have this settings in control panel-network connections.
Even then if you need wifi drivers,then you need to have your laptop series then you can download that particular series drivers from official website or other providers.
ac3mark 7998Posts Monday June 3, 2013Registration date ModeratorStatus October 16, 2017 Last seen - Dec 16, 2014 at 07:33 AM
No hardware drivers? Wow so the whole architecture of the PC has changed with a new O/S release? I guess I am going home, as I "learned" something?!?
TomBarry 5Posts Saturday November 22, 2014Registration date December 17, 2014 Last seen - Dec 17, 2014 at 12:57 AM
No drivers i.e, like XP and all there, is no need of all the installations of drivers. What i'm saying is the drivers are inbuilt for 8, 8.1. If possible learnt that first.
How can windows drivers are reason for display of WIFI options....!!!!!!
ac3mark 7998Posts Monday June 3, 2013Registration date ModeratorStatus October 16, 2017 Last seen - Dec 17, 2014 at 09:53 AM
@tombarry - Well then if it doesn't work, then the drivers are not there. It IS POSSIBLE the hardware has not been certified with 8, or 8.1! It is called requirements. Anything is possible when you meet the requirements. Think of the bolts that hold a rocket down, there are requirements that these bolts BREAK once a threshold of force has been applied. Too soon and the rocket falls over in the slightest breeze. Too late and the fuel runs out before reaching orbit. THIS sir, is NOT ROCKET science!

@dashing55- what os did it have prior to the ubuntu or 8.1? Did you verify that the hardware is 8.1 certified?
subas- Aug 19, 2015 at 05:24 PM
hi, I have same problem like you explained so I try to enable my wifi ,but the problem is, in the adapters setting there are only 2 options .1 for Bluetooth network connection and another for Ethernet . there is not any option for wifi
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where can I get windows drivers for wifi?
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You must install the windows drivers.
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I managed to get mine working again by going into network settings going to VPN clicking change adaptor options and then three options came up. Bluetooth, Ethernet and wifi, wifi was disabled so I clicked it and it fixed itself again
cnet- Apr 29, 2017 at 08:31 AM
thanks.. it works on my laptop

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