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Windows 8 and wifi
From: "Rob, grandpa of Ryan, Trevor, Devon & Hannah" <rmslade () shaw ca>
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2014 16:50:49 -0800

Discovered today that, once you turn wifi off on a Windows 8 (or 8.1) machine, it 
is almost impossible to turn it back on.  For example, on a laptop with a wifi 
toggle key (toggling the key off to save power or stop broadcasting on a plane), 
toggling the key back on doesn't necessarily re-enble the wireless network 

In fact, initially I couldn't even remember how I eventually did it.  (And Windows 
Help was, as usual, no help.)

(And, yes, I know that Win8 has an "airplane mode" setting, but that isn't 
immediately accessible all the time.)

Finally found that if you go to "Network and Sharing Center," then choose 
"Change adapter settings," then the "Wi-fi" will show up, and if you 
right/information/context menu-click on the *icon* (not the box), then you can 
get to re-enable wifi.

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