Have you ever been working on your laptop, enjoying a Latte Grande at the local coffee shop, and suddenly your Internet goes down, right in the middle of working on your Google Doc?
For the next ten minutes you scratch your head, ask some patrons around you if they lost Internet, which they haven’t; and you finally walk across the street to another restaurant with WIFI and still you have no Internet connection.
I know what you’re thinking. Time to Reboot right? So you reboot but still have no Internet. This scenario happens to people more than you may think.
You probably accidentally hit the key combination on your laptop that turns off Wireless. Some laptops have keys that do this and some have physical sliders on the side that turn on and off wireless. Hit either one of these and you get the scenario above.
So if you find yourself in this situation there are a couple of things you can try.
If you have a Dell or some HP laptops, check on the side for a slider or button with a wireless icon next to it like the following:
Slide it both ways and see if either one re-establishes wireless Internet for you.
Some other laptops have key combinations that turn on and off Wireless. Most of the time it is a combination of the Fn key (A blue text label) and one of the top function keys with a wireless symbol on the top or side of the key.
Click this combination and your Wireless connection will probably come right back up.
Familiarize yourself with your laptop now and you can be ready if you ever get in to this predicament again.