Network status (connected)
Network status (disconnected)
Using the wireless controls
You can control the wireless devices in your device using these features:
Operating system controls
Using the wireless switch
The device has a wireless switch, one or more wireless devices, and one wireless light. All of the wireless
devices on your device are enabled at the factory, so the wireless light is on (blue) when you turn on
The wireless light indicates the overall power state of your wireless devices, not the status of individual
devices. If the wireless light is blue, at least one wireless device is on. If the wireless light is amber, all
wireless devices are off.
Because the wireless devices are enabled at the factory, you can use the wireless switch to turn on or
turn off all of the wireless devices simultaneously.
Using HP Connection Manager software
Connection Manager allows you to manage your Internet profiles, SMS (Short Message Service)
messaging, connection devices and methods, and edit additional settings.
To start Connection Manager, click the HP Connection Manager icon in the notification area, at
the far right of the taskbar.
For more details about using Connection Manager, refer to the Connection Manager Help.
Using HP Wireless Assistant software (select models only)
A wireless device can be turned on or off using the Wireless Assistant software. If a wireless device is
disabled by the Setup Utility, it must be reenabled by the Setup Utility before it can be turned on or off
using Wireless Assistant.
Enabling or turning on a wireless device does not automatically connect the device to a network
or a Bluetooth®-enabled device.
To view the state of the wireless devices, position the mouse pointer over the wireless icon in the
notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.
To display the wireless icon, click the Show hidden icons icon (< or <<) in the notification
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Indicates that one or more of your LAN drivers are installed and
one or more LAN devices are connected to the network.
Indicates that one or more of your LAN drivers are installed but
no LAN devices are connected to the network.