How do you turn WiFi on in the Windows 8

Suddenly Windows 8, WiFi off was the status and wasn’t able to use Wifi Networks!!

Tried many fixes but nothing worked out.. the below is what helped me solve the issue..

Find “Window Power Shell” using Windows + F key.. run.. the command below

get-Wmiobject -class win32_networkadapter -namespace root\CIMV2 | where-object {$_.Name -match “Wifi” -or $_.Name -match “wireless” -and $ -notmatch “Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter” -and $_.netenabled -eq  $false} | % {$_.enable() }

Now right click wifi network and diagnoze and fix to make wifi on

  1. i can’t find that 😥

    • Kyyros
    • January 9th, 2013

    It worked 😀

      • riko
      • February 19th, 2013

      please give us the step to fix this problem

  2. I did diagnosis of the problem and solution.. the reason for the problem is overheating of the laptop.. (wifi is main reason for over heating) thus the wifi is disabled as first preventive measure..

    fix for the same in ubuntu 12.10
    sudo rmmod -f dell-laptop
    sudo rfkill unblock all
    rfkill list all

    • brentt
    • February 10th, 2013

    help me open that

  3. Doesn’t work for me… 😦

  4. did work for me either

  5. I meant to say the process above did not work for me either.
    Is the problem the result of the latest update or overheating as some suggest?

  6. doing a restart after the exercise mentioned above has fixed the problem

  7. press a network button in keyboard. that’s it.

  8. GayathriI :
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    press a network button in keyboard. that’s it.

  9. It doesn’t work for me… 😦

    • sihle
    • May 21st, 2014

    My WiFi doesn’t turn on plz help m

    • Clueless IT Guy
    • June 16th, 2014

    “Windows cannot fin ‘get-Wmiobject’. Make sure you’ve typed the name correctly, then try again.”

    • Udith
    • October 8th, 2015

    Thank you it worked

    • amani
    • December 20th, 2015

    how to download the powershell program in win7

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