In Windows 8, you can configure the use of the wireless function.

You can get to this from the Charms > Settings > More PC Settings > Wireless

This one is real simple.

Two options:

  • Airplane Mode – You can turn this off and on. The mode that you use on the airplane with the networking off.
  • Wireless Devices – You can turn the connection on or off altogether here.
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  • JuanFra Gancia

    Thanks, it worked for me, there is a lot of people with a problem with HP Pavillion dv7 series and the f12 key. So the solution for me was installing a driver and then turn wifi on as you mentioned on the post. Then mi f12 key started working! Thanks a lot!!