Help with WIFI on HP Mini 110-1030CA

Pete Wright pnwright at
Tue Jul 23 21:54:01 UTC 2013

Don't know if this may make you feel better or just muddy the water
further, but I have had similar problems with more than one HP laptop
(including one mini) with only Windows installed. In fact the first time I
used Linux for work was during a desperate effort to revive the WiFi on an
HP lap. (Linux didn't help with that, but I soon realized I needed to use
Linux more and Windows less, so the effort was not wasted.)
In all cases my final solution was to get a little USB WiFi stick and use
that with the HPs.

On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 6:10 AM, Lawrence H. Bulk <lhbcomm at> wrote:

> If you cannot go into the top panel to ensure that <Enable Wi-Fi> is
> activated, and function keys do not work, then go into the Settings
> Manager->Users and Groups->Advanced Settings (enter computer's
> password)->User Privileges. Check each and every option and then accept.
> (If you do not see an Apply or Accept button at the bottom, click on Tab,
> then click on Right Arrow, then hit Enter.) Close the Advanced Settings by
> hitting Enter, then go back in to make sure that your changes were
> accepted. If they are, close out everything, restart your computer, and see
> if you then have Wi-Fi connectivity and/or the option to activate same.
> If all this does not work, then I'm afraid I am at a loss to help you.
> Someone a lot smarter than I will have to step in. But I can tell you that
> there is probably some simple solution to this problem (EVERYTHING in Linux
> is simple once you know the answer!) so do not give up. There is certainly
> a way to have your computer connect to the Internet using Wi-Fi.
> On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 6:05 PM, Ryan Thompson <ryandmsthompson at>wrote:
>> Unfortunately, I don't even have the option to activate wifi in my
>> network options.  I've tried manually creating one but no luck there.  Any
>> thoughts?
>> On 2013-07-22 6:08 PM, "Lawrence H. Bulk" <lhbcomm at> wrote:
>>> I should also mention that you should go to the top panel and open the
>>> network connection icon. Make sure that <Enable Wi-Fi> is activated.
>>> On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 8:41 AM, Ryan Thompson <
>>> ryandmsthompson at> wrote:
>>>>  On 13-07-22 09:35 AM, Lawrence H. Bulk wrote:
>>>>  It is possible that your netbook has a <FN + {key}> (may be F11)
>>>> combination necessary to activate its Wi-Fi; both of my netbooks do. Try
>>>> looking it up for your particular netbook or just try all the combinations
>>>> to see if one works. Also make certain that your BIOS is set to its default
>>>> settings.
>>>>  Hope that helps ...
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