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My Compaq Presario F700's Wi-Fi stopped working

One day i tried to get online but the computer seemed to have forgotten it had wi-fi and had no files on anything related to wireless and then after a couple of months of being wired it made a weird beep and suddenly it worked again but then the next day it didn't work again. i didn't do anything to erase any program and ive tried using system reboot and just updating everthing but nothing is working any help would be appreciated

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  • orangegunner Nov 04, 2008

    i tried checking but im not sure which driver to check because none of them are clearly marked wireless internet

  • orangegunner Nov 09, 2008

    over the weekend i was away so i didnt have internet but it showed it working again so i checked the driver and found something called broadcom wlan but the next day when it didnt work again the driver wasnt there any more i dont know if that helps at all

  • loice86 Dec 11, 2008

    hi, my compaq presario f700 laptop has been reformated and the wi-fi driver is lost. How can i fix this?

  • abeer_zhd Jan 21, 2009

    I came home after school to use my presario f700, and I had used the internet that morning and it had worked just fine. But when I tried to connect to a network after school, there were none available and my computer had stopped recoginizing my wifi device.


  • meet0009 Jan 25, 2009

    broadcom wifi is not working

    the blue light of my wifi does not glows.

    it works only some times.

    is it driver problem or device problem.

    when it works it is visible in device manager.

    and when i restart my computer it fails

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    the blue light is not on any more

  • dizdezi Feb 22, 2009

    same as the rest of the gang

  • mhira85 Mar 14, 2009

    Ive been having the same problem....i even bought a new wireless card replacement and it still acts the same way...i dunno what to do now...some plz help

  • Robert Zanzerkia Mar 21, 2009

    I have the same problem.

    The device led is yellow instead of blue (no matter where the switch is).

    It's out of warantee Oct 08.

    Ofcourse wireless device does not show in the control panel.


  • venajeff Apr 05, 2009

    Great computer no problems and then one day booted it up and wifi was gone.

    It just seamed like someone uninstalled all wifi hardware.

  • furretfan450 Apr 19, 2009

    Hmmm Person with Oct 08 Warranty expiration when did you buy the laptop and when did it stop working ? (dates plz)

  • Anonymous May 07, 2009

    There should be a class action lawsuite against HP/Compaq on this issue. There are way to many complaints of the same issue all over the internet with this make/model.
    Like Orangegunner, same problem. One day it truned blue and worked, after reboot never again.
    I called HP tech support, after paying for extended warranty, they still could not resolve problem.

  • christinerhy May 12, 2009

    This is my third time writing a comment, but yes I think too many people have this problem. I also wrote to BROADCOM and asked if there is an easy solution, but who knows if they'll get back to me. I tried everything imaginable. I even went to the compaq recovery manager to re-install the BROADCOM, then have to fo the F10 & F9 BIOS thing; Broadcom does show up in the device manger after I've done all that;then i updated it in the device manager-just in case,BUT still next time I shut off the computer-my wireless is gone once again-RRrrrrrrrrr. Getting really mad too.

    I am hoping maybe BROADCOM can help us and maybe if enough people write to them, they'll want to fix this serious and frustrating problem!

  • donaldy May 19, 2009

    has anyone firgured out a way to fix this yet?

  • Anonymous May 26, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem... I got a new wifi module, and still didnt work.. Then got a new MB and this solved the problem. This has happened to me twice. First on my son's HP Laptop, now on my Daughter's Laptop (Same model presario HP730US) The MB i replace it with worked for about 5 months, now the wifi is gone again... Think there is something wrong hardware wise on these MB's.. I'll never buy another HP/Compaq again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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I had the same issue today with my f700. The wireless assistance switch was amber in both on and off positions, and no onboard wireless adapter was showing in the device manager. I tried restoring the OS to factory defaults and doing the same with the bios with no luck.
I went to the store and bought a USB wireless adapter and installed the software. Somehow that got the onboard adapter to work as well. Go figure. I'm going to hold on to it in case this happens again.

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In my experience with HP. They all seem to "shoot craps" 2 weeks to 2 months after the warranty expires, and it's usually fixed by wiping the hard drive clean, ie...remove their recovery partition....this seems to fix the problem in 90% of cases. Of course you have to do a "clean" install of another OS. And I recommend Windows 7, because of the simple fact of trying to find drivers is eliminated.

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Check the status of your wifi whether its detecting or not on device manager, if its detecting then its the problem of driver if its not then the device is not working

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    download software like driver detective then you have the clear idea

  • jacob000 Apr 21, 2011

    This problem has something to do with the driver. Try to find a driver for the wireless adapter in a supported operating system. Here is a list you may take a look.


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