Hello, I'm hoping someone can help me. I am using a HP Presairo F500 Laptop, model: GF596UAR#ABA. I've had no problems/issues using the integrated wireless feature until yesterday, when for no apparent reason I lost all wireless connectivity. I cannot even launch the HP Wireless Assistant to troubleshoot. Any ideas would be appreciated.
I think it is bigger than that...I lost wireless assistant then discovered that I also lost the files for Windows Defender and Spyware Doctor. The laptop does not recognize the USB ports. I think this is an attack. But, I am not certain..
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Re: HP Wireless Assistant
Mmm a mystery...
are you part of a network or adhoc are others able to connect to ur pc.
you could download the drivers and reinstall them and if spyware doctor and win defender are registered you can always retrieve them.
after doing this I would consider installing norton antivirus or norton 360..I use norton 360 on all my machines.
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Hello, Assuming there are wireless networks in range. I would suggest the wireless network on the Laptop has been switched OFF. Look on the front of the laptop for the wireless switch and make sure it is set to the ON position. Once on an ICON on the sttus bar should come on for you to search and log on to the available wireless networks in range.
I hope this solves your problem you are eperiencing.
I can tell you, screen issues and wireless issues are one of the
problems that goes
with a laptop that is GOING TO FAIL. In your case, the F700 is the more
expensive F500 which was confirmed by HP to be a failure/defective. But you have the f500 - I actually had this problem, and what I did was I cleaned off the battery contacts with rubbing alcohol on a q-tip and it worked again, but for you, this might be a sign of hte laptop failing.
First the problem manifests as a loss of the wireless connection. Soon,
intermittent failures and random reboots and a HOT laptop will turn
into a black screen and an inoperable laptop > ie a door stop.
hplies.com and you will see almost 2,000 users with the same issue. The
problem lies with the nVIDIA GFX chip on the motherboard. THE ISSUE IS
UNREPAIRABLE. Any repairs will force the laptop to fail again.
issue has actually landed me in small claims court where I am suing for
hte full cost of this laptop because not only is hte laptop defective,
nVIDIA admitted it, and HP covered it up.
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and we will give you the know how to get this issue fixed/your $ back.
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I tend to not use HP or anybodies Wireless Assistants. But you ought to be able to see in Device Manager and Networks wether Windows thinks that the wireless card is working or not. Windows uses Wireless Zero Configuration Service to control Wireless Cards. You might have to tell the HP gizmo to let windows manage the wireless.
You might also have to turn the computer over and find where the wireless card is - and check that it is still seated properly in it's slot. That's a pretty advanced thing - and should only be done with the Service Manual or Owners Manual at hand to tell you how.
Mainly the hardware should be showing up in the Device Manager as "working properly" - if not maybe somehow the device driver software got damaged or removed?
Did the wireless icon from your machine light up? If no, you need to re-install your wi-fi driver. If you have the cds with you, re-install the driver then switched on your wi-fi. If you dnt have the cds, try checking on the HP site and look for the wi-fi driver.
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......
I just had the same problem with my wife's HP Pavillion dv6000 laptop.
was working fine, then just stopped recognizing the wireless card. My
daughter had been using it, so I was in doubt as to what had/hadn't
been done to it software-wise (virus?). So I ran the complete recover
to restore everything to the state when it was new.
Still can't recognize the wireless. The indicator light stays orange no matter which position the switch is in.
So I google "HP dv6000" looking for a manual, and the FIRST thing I find is a Recall notice http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c01087277 Yeah, I know, they're covering their butts by calling it a "Limited
Warranty Service Enhancement" but they basically know that these
machines were defective from the date of manufacure. They told me that
my machine didn't qualify for the free service because it was 9 months
past the warranty extension and tried to get me to shell out $250 for a
new mother board.
Maybe I'll try the external wireless card
solution, but it sounds like the MB will probably go bad next. I've
owned a bunch of HP computers (have four of them working in the house
right now) but I'll probably be looking at Dell next time around.
on my hp the light is blue when switch is on. go to network and conn. and make sure ur wireless is turn off there. cause if my switch is in the on position and i turn it off hp wireless assistant the light will glow orange eventhough the switch is on . ? Just had an issue simular to this one, hope it helps.