Question about HP Pavilion DV7-1020US Laptop
Wireless button wont change color from orange to blue, but the wireless assistant says it turns on and off on the computer screen. When I run network repair it says wireless is turned off and to turn it on with the button on the computer. Had similar issues with an older hp and these stupid buttons, but it was a short where it would keep turning off and on at whim. Any suggestions? Already did the battery trick and rubbing the buttons for a short, restarting, etc
Posted by Anonymous on
Wireless complex. you never told us routers name and model #
so? be super hard to help lacking that key fact.
nor what OS is here?????
first question, does other PC 's connect to your home router wifi.
even your cell home can (smart phones) do they?????
q2: do you know your home broadcast SSID name? as seen on the cell phone, you see all wifi's in the hood, see yours?
If you named your wifi , FIDO1, then its broadcasts that name
making it super easy to find, did you, do you,?
my hood, we see, like 50 wifi here, down the block, most homes here have 2 or 3 hot wifi zones. (fancy homes)
Q3, some folks the router belongs to your ISP and is locked out.
is that you? and matters big time.
some ISP lock it out and tape the wifi password to the case.
is that YOU?
q4: do you know your wifi password?, (if not you must connect up using the funny botton. named WPS(wifi protected setup)
this allows connecting up, without , knowing anything .much.,
to do that push the wps button on the router
(it times out ,based on your routers rules, )
but will stay active for maybe 5,minutes.?
then you connect with you PC. during said WPS, cycle.
now lets talk your PC.
wifi can fail many ways even wifi chip blown up, yup.
so if your PC fails at say STAR BUCKs. then the PC is bad.
gee 1/2 the reasons why caused is cut in half.
now I will pretend !
so PC is dead (only it is bad, all other PC work here)
the wifi takes all the below working, to function. no kidding.
1: OS not corrupted, killing wifi dead. no OS stated by you.
OS means operating system, windows what, or linux what?
I will toss coin ,lands on W7.
2: W7 is virus infected, like most are?, and its a serious problem.
clean the PC, now, (long endless story, google how)
3: the W7 drivers for this PC are missing or you loaded the wrong ones on too this PC now causing wifi chip to fail.
or upgraded w7 , killing all this dead.
4: the HP all have a special drivers to make that cute custom
key work and glow and make it work right, wrong or missing driver.
if you upgrade to W10 for free, most times this DIES, this switch real button.
5: The BIOS may have WIFI chip on /off feature, look for it and turn it ON.. (mostly on very old PC LT)
6: The button is bad, sure. as in all things with switches of any kind they can sure be bad. not point is saying gee had one go bad, they all do. after time passes... and uses alot , more.
Buy a new switch panel, to prove that, there is no other way.
I run windows 10 , on my old HP laptop, built 2006.
it was free upgraded, by me. I found out the w7 drivers for my wifi all work. (luck happens) as did that pesky switch driver,
HP does no support me, I did it my self. but do know how to regress.
The W10 icon for the wifi on mine lets me do more things.
I turn wifi off or on by using air plane mode. under w10.
this turns off the wifi transmitter and SSID broadcasting ends.
so if my button fails, i can still tune it off/off at any time. I want.
next time tell the helper what OS you run;
if you bought it new.
and if yes, is the OS still same as DAY 1, yes/no.
then and only then can help be accurate.
on some LT the LT has intel nice wifi chip.
and you can get a more fancy control APP from intel direct.
and do more things, like this, more control .
factoid 2: some LT hand 3 or 4 different wifi chip options on on LT. new. some with bluetooth added. and made by intel, broadcom or realtek.
all that matters, ever bit of those facts matter.
Posted on Jun 17, 2017
Press and hold your router reset button for 40 seconds, then press again. See if that helps.
Posted on Jun 10, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: my wireless light on my
I had that same problem, I turns out about a day later I dropped the laptop on accident and it started working again. I would not advise my way of getting the button to work again.
Posted on May 09, 2009
SOURCE: Cannot get an HP G60
I've had similar problems with wireless cards refusing to turn their light blue until the driver was updated via windows update. Obviously I had to do this using a wired connection. Try connectiing with a wired connection and udating until windows update tell you everything is up to date then restart your laptop and wait for about 5 minutes before you press the on/off button on your wireless. You can also try removing the wireless card (physically I mean) rebooting, shutting down and replacing the card then rebooting again. If you know anybody that has the same kind of laptop ask if you can try their wireless card to see if it's a fault with that. Sorry I can't help more.
Posted on Jan 16, 2011
I had this problem too. You need the HP Wireless Assistant. Download it here- ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp36501-37000/sp36770.exe
Once installed, open the HP Wireless Assistant and click Properties button. Check the box next to "Independent controls for installed wireless devices." Then click "Turn All On" button. On next boot it will be enabled!
Posted on Jul 08, 2011
Hit the wireless key in the upper right section of your keyboard.
You can see exactly where it is located on page 6 of this document:
Posted on May 15, 2012
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Sep 18, 2013 | Computers & Internet
Not knowing the model of your unit, I respond with a general answer:
Using the wireless controls
You can control the wireless devices in your computer using these features:
?? Wireless button
?? Wireless Assistant software (select models only)
?? HP Connection Manager software (select models only)
?? Operating system controls
Using the wireless button
The computer has a wireless button, one or more wireless devices, and two wireless lights. All of the
wireless devices on your computer are enabled at the factory, so the wireless light is on (blue) when
you turn on the computer.
The wireless light indicates the overall power state of your wireless devices, not the status of individual
devices. If the wireless light is blue, at least one wireless device is on. If the wireless light is amber, all
wireless devices are off.
Because the wireless devices are enabled at the factory, you can use the wireless button to turn on or
turn off the wireless devices simultaneously. Individual wireless devices can be controlled through
Wireless Assistant software (select models only) or through Computer Setup.
check chap.2, page 22 in this manual:
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