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IPAQ rx3100 series

My iPAQ will not go connect wireless. I have a wireless router and it worked before. I have completed a "Hard Reset" and still no luck. I get a pop up saying "Unable to connect: You have no modem entries created, and no network card present. Can someone give me an idea. Thanks, Bob Craig

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Old mixed with the new. this toy PDA is 14 year old today.
do you own the router or the ISP or phone company?
you mean wifi, wireless has many forms!
the new router is using security that the old IPAQ cant do.
you have 2 choices
1: change THE ROUTER to weak encryption (and risk all other computers using it)
2: or get rid of the IPAQ, they are junk now. old and obsolete and no support, HP retired them, as legacy status.

if your read the manual for the IPAQ, it clearly shows its limits.
spec. 802.11b
WEP 64/128-bitcompliant to IEEE 802.11Compliant to 802.1X (EAP-TLS,PEAP)WPA

see the lack of WPA2?
if you set up your router to be wpa2 only as most folks do for
max security and ISP do,, no IPAQ like this works.

to others reading the battery just pops out on this newer model
then see a white sticker that sticker shows if your PDA
was opted with wifi and or bluetooth, there.

on the pda menus , labeled WIFI
make sure all off is not set to on, on main screen
click settings.

chapter 7 in the manual covers this.
turn it on
turn off ipaq wifi power saving mode, or it will fail.

the 3 lines in read below
must match your routers setting.
for example min router has WEP turned off so i cant get hacked.
wep is no longer secure.

iPAQ rx3100 series - pda-p0syz24ik43idjojxsw3jniu-4-0.jpg

it can connect
but the rules are very restricted,

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No you have all you need.

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SOURCE: How to hard Reset my iPaq ASAP Plz...

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SOURCE: Ipaq RX3715 hard reset

hard reset: Button 1 and 4 and press reset button with stylus

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SOURCE: Rx3115 locking up

To execute a hard boot on the iPAQ rx3115, the manual says to "while pressing the two outside buttons on front of iPAQ, press the recessed reset button on bottom." Hope it Helps... Wirzan

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SOURCE: no wireless

you have to renew the ip address.the easiest way to do this is restart the computer then try entering your net key.ALSO if you use a standard ethernet cable the computer may be trying to connect to the internet through that.what you want to do is disable the LAN connection in your network connections window and right click on the wireless connection icon and click REPAIR,this will renew your IP address also.If you do not know how to get to these settings go to START/ CONTROL PANEL/NETWORK CONNECTIONS then right click on your wireless connection then click repair.While your in that same window you can right click the LAN connection and disable it.To enable it simply right click the icon again and click enable.

Posted on Nov 15, 2007

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How do you reset it to factory settings

To perform a soft-reset (if the device has locked), briefly insert the stylus or a paperclip into the reset hole on the bottom left of the 3715
To perform a hard reset (losing all data!), insert the stylus or a paperclip into the reset hole on the bottom left of the 3715 while holding down the far left and far right of the four main buttons. Information in the iPAQ File Store will not be lost, but data on the Internal memory will be wiped.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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How do i do a hard reset on HP ipaq X11-21204?

u have given a wrong Model number this is not a model number infact a part number pls try to find the correct model number from HP site thru photo identification if u dont find ur model other wise i am providing u detail below to try the hard reset on various series of HP IPAQS kindly be sure that ur ALL DATA WILL BE ERASED pls rate me FIXYA if i fixed ur problem

How to Perform a Hard Reset on an HP iPAQ

Performing a hard reset on an HP iPAQ is relatively easy, but is a dramatic step in the management of your handheld organizer. A hard reset will completely clear the memory of your device and restore it to the state you received it in from the factory. A soft reset, on the other hand, simply closes running programs and restarts your pocket PC.

Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Read the owner’s manual. If you don’t have to do a hard reset, you shouldn’t, and you definitely don’t want to do one by accident. So familiarize yourself with the hard reset protocol offered in the manual.
Make sure you want to clear all personal settings, saved data and personal files from your PDA. If there are files you wish to retain, save them to a removable disk, or send them to your computer’s hard drive to be retrieved at a later date before performing a hard reset.
For the HP iPAQ h1900 series, hold down the power button while you use your stylus to hold down the reset button (on the left side of the iPAQ). Hold these buttons for a few seconds until the screen fades to black.
For the HP iPAQ h2000 Series, press down on the far left and right buttons (calendar and iTask, respectively). While you do this, press and hold the reset button on the back of the iPAQ until the screen fades.
For the HP iPAQ h5000 Series and H3800 Series, the procedure is the same as the h2000 Series with the only difference being on some models the Today button is used instead of the iTask button.
For the hw6500 Mobile Messenger Series and hx2000 Series the procedure for the hard reset is precisely the same as for the devices in step 4.
For the rx3115 and rx3715 models, hold down the Mobile Media button (on the far left) and the iTask button. Then press down the reset button with the styles for a few seconds until the screen goes dark.
For the rz1710 and rz1715, follow the same procedure as the devices in step 7, with the difference of pressing the Today button (on the far right) instead of the iTask button.
To turn on your HP iPAQ after your hard reset, either press the reset button again, or plug it into an AC power source.

Tips & Warnings

* If you’re iPAQ is simply slowing down or having problems, try a soft reset (reboot) before resorting to a hard reset.
* Read your iPAQ’s instruction manual to familiarize yourself with how to do a hard reset, and the effects of performing one.
* Do not perform a hard reset unless you are okay with or intend to erase all non-factory installed data and settings from your HP iPAQ.

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Hi, my hp ipaq hw6950 won't connect to my wireless router. It endlessly says connecting... connecting... connecting... Thanks

try resetting the router and try connecting check whts the wireless standards in the router and the ipaq and config according to that for instance if ur router can support b then try entering the setting manually it will work try entering the correct wireless key

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To perform a Hard Reset on the iPAQ Pocket PC by pressing and holding the Calendar and iTask buttons (1 and 4).
2. While holding down the Calendar and iTask buttons, use the stylus to lightly press and hold the Reset button, which is located at the bottom of the iPAQ Pocket PC, for approximately two seconds.
3.. Release all buttons.
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The nature of these devices is that there is no way to really know why it is doing this, but on the bright side there is a way to tell if it is real (ie hardware) issue or just a glitch.

To test that (and maybe fix the problem) all you need to do is backup your data paying special attention to any data and/or programs stored or installed to the system memory rather than the memory card - and then do a hard reset on the unit.

To do a hard reset on your unit, you need to:

1. Hold down the media and task launcher buttons.
2. Tap the reset button found on the bottom of the device.
3. Continue holding the media and task buttons until the screen begins to fade.
4. Release the buttons.
5. The device should begin to restore itself back to the original factory settings.

At this point you will initialize the system as if it were brand new out of the box, entering your info and calibrating the screen. This will likely solve the problem, but if it does not than at least you know it is a hardware issue at that point.

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Turn your Linksys router off and back on again, then try connecting on your iPaq again. If that fails, do a soft reset on your iPaq and try again. If that fails, do a hard reset. Also, do you have any wireless security set up for the router?

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Critical component is either missing or cannot start

Have you tried a soft reset or hard reset yet P ? How about a ROM update ? Seem like one of your applications on the Ipaq is having a conflict so try to remove them 1 by 1 and pinpoint the exact culprit Did you have the programs installed on the main Ipaq memory or a SD card if you have one ?

Sep 11, 2005 | HP iPAQ RX3100 Pocket PC

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