This is driving me crazy. I have a HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop. Works pretty good and has for the 15 months I've had it. Just last week I lost my Broadcom??? It is in my C/swsetup. I have it and updated drivers. My device manager does NOT recognize it at all. I haven't found the common thread to fix it. Sometimes I delete Broadcom, reload/execute file/shutdown/f8/reset bios. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't??? Sometimes I have to repeat the process 5 or 6 times before device manager recognizes it.
1. I have tried to "add new hardware",,,no where to be found???, but once again, it is in my C drive where it is suppose to be. 2. Wireless button is turned on.
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Re: Wireless Broadcom 802.11 problems
At this point you have tried the various troubleshooting procedures and have determined that the wireless card is faulty. To save yourself alot of time and effort, I would advise you to buy an external wireless adapter and disable the faulty internal one. Yes, it is a pain but going through this routine just to connect is not ideal.
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Hi there. The wireless switch on the front bottom of the laptop, it's suppose to be blue when the button is on the right. Right click on computer and select manage, go to device manager, and go to Network Adapters, try to see a network adapter
called Broadcom, if it doesn't appear, it means that your computer
doesn't recognize the wireless card and you may have to reinstall the drivers. Please let me know how you get on.
1.) Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> Administrative Tools -> Services.
2.) Scroll down to Wireless Zero Configuration, and double-click Wireless Zero Configuration.
3.) On the General tab, after Startup type, change the startup type to Automatic.
4.) Start the service by clicking Start.
First do right click on you my computer icon and choose properties ->hardware->device manager->network adapters and expand it, see your broadcom wireless is there or not, if not obtain a diver file for your model from HP support site and run it so that your wireless adapter will start working and enable the wireless on and see its working.