HP laptop Wi-Fi will not turn on

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I have a HP laptop that connects to Wi-Fi through a Broadcom network adapter. I restarted my computer last night and now the Wi-Fi won't turn on. I tried troubleshooting it but it keeps saying to turn on the Wi-Fi. Is my adapter broken?
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How to enable your device’s
wireless card

You can enable your wireless through the 3 options listed
below:

1. Using the switches or buttons
located on exterior of laptop

* Laptops will usually have a switch or button located on
the side or front of the laptop to disable or enable wireless

2. Using Function Keys

* These are brand-specific for laptops:
o Dell: fn + f2
o Lenovo: fn + f5
o Asus: fn + f2

3. Enable or disable your wireless
in your operating system

Windows 8

1. Open Network and Sharing Center
2. Choose Change adapter settings on the Task pane
3. Right-click on Wi-Fi
4. Select Enable

Windows 7

1. Click on Start
2. Click on Control Panel
3. Click on Network and Internet
4. Click on Network and Sharing Center
5. Choose Change adapter settings on the Task pane
6. Right-click on Wireless Network Connection
7. Select Enable

Windows Vista

1. Click on Start
2. Click on Network
3. Click on Network and Sharing Center
4. Choose Manage network connections on the Task pane
5. Right-click on Wireless Network Connection
6. Select Enable

Mac OS X

1. From the menu bar, click the AirPort icon
2. From the drop down menu, choose Turn AirPort On

Android

1. Open Settings
2. Select Wireless and Networks
3. Select Wi-Fi

iOS

1. Open Settings
2. Select Wi-Fi
3. Swipe the OFF to ON

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