My last laptop had a similar issue and the maker directed me to an update. Sorry but there are 4 laptops sold today and I can't guess which one was yours but this is a great question for your new laptop.
If they can't or won't fix it, return it. You are not a crash test dummy.
Sometimes when I disconnect my wifi and try to swap networks sometime later on, the menu doesn't pop up when I hit the network icon on the taskbar!
Also when I try accessing it through the Control Panel, it's as if my wifi is off and no networks are shown! I've tried closing explorer and restarting it, I've even logged off and tried, but in vain. The only thing that works is restarting my PC, and then it works.
It's sort of pissing off, help please?