Hang in there, it can be frustrating.
If you do not have HP Wireless Assistant installed on your computer and you do not want to install it, you can use the Windows Mobility Center to turn wireless devices on and off. Windows Mobility Center only allows all wireless devices to be turned on or off--wireless LAN and Bluetooth devices cannot be turned off individually, as they can when using HP Wireless Assistant.
The action of the Windows Mobility Center control is independent of the wireless device power switch. It is possible for the wireless device LED to glow blue because power is being sent to the device, although the device is turned off.
To verify the status of the installed wireless devices, follow the steps below.
Click Start , enter mobility into the search field, and then select Windows Mobility Center from the list.
On the Windows Mobility Center window, this graphics shows the Wireless Network is Connected .
3.On the Windows Mobility Center window, this graphics shows the Wireless Network is Wireless off . Click Turn wireless on to turn on the device, or click to turn it off.
I hope this has given you some direction. I am assuming you are using windows.