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I have a Compaq Presario F500 laptop that is about 6 months old and the internal wireless card is going out. It takes about 2 hours of restarting before it actually turns green and picks up the signal. I don't see a spot to put in an external wireless card and my computer person says that it's too expensive to repair an internal and I need to get an external. Is the F500 different? Can I use a wireless card that perhaps connects through the USB port?

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You could try using a wireless adapter that connects through usb but the connection is not as strong. Otherwise I would try to buy an internal wireless card which is just installed into a PCI slot on your motherboard.

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When you connect it to wireless make sure you go into control panel / network view your connection right click on local area network connection choose disable then connect to your wireless connection. Right click your wireless icon by your clock choose connect to wireless network or view available local wireless connection.

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These are the steps to make compaq presario f500 Wireless WORK!!!!

1.Download (password: kon-boot) Kon-Boot floppy image and extract the zip file to get FD0-konboot-v1.1-2in1.img filef.

2.Download latest version of UNetbootin and install

3. Run UNetbootin, select Diskimage, click the drop down menu to select Floppy and browse for the FD0-konboot-v1.1-2in1.img file.

4. Make sure USB Drive is selected for Type and the drive letter is the USB flash drive that you want to install Kon-Boot. Click OK. It should take a few seconds to finish installing Kon-Boot floppy image into your USB.

5.restart your laptop while the USB is in it.

6.When the compaq logo appears Pres Esc to bring the boot menu.

7.Chose your Flash Memory.

8. then press enter to chose Defult

9.press any key when u get the Kryptos Logic image.

10.then wait tell it finish

11.when u see again the Defult menu take the usb out and restart the computer by holding down the power button for 7 sec.

12. boot windows normally you will find the wireless BLUE and ready to work.

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http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01480071&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3441671#c01480071_updatebios

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I have the same problem, try this, restart your laptop and push the F8
key this will try to repair your laptop.when the amber light is on mine it tells me i have no wlna driver and by keying F8 at startup it repairs it but i have to do this every time the light goes amber.Hopes this helps......

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