Original post by: Cameron ,
This might be a simpler fix than you thought. Since it is an hp laptop, look at the function keys (the ones with f and then a number) Near the end at 11 or 12, there should be a little symbol that looks like something for wifi. There should also be a little light on that key as well. If the light orange or white? If its orange, then your wifi is off. Hold the fn key near the bottom left and then hit whichever key has the orange light. You will see it become white and then your wifi should work. If it is white or it still doesnt work. There is a bigger issue and we will then figure it out. Also if you dont have that key, whats your laptops model number? Hope this helps! If it did please hit the accept answer button!