Thanks, I set it on automatic and it's still the same..
Also my HP Wireless Assistant tells me Status "Disabled" and the "Turn off" (the disabled status) button is not clickable / light grey - any other thoughts?!
F12 does nothing; I get nowhere in the mobility centre because the button is not clickable. There is a little button thing on the front right on my laptop, but I can't press it, I think it may just be a light when wireless is turned on (?) -- Any other thoughts??