I have a compaq laptop and I was browsing the internet earlyer and the wirless was working fine, but then 10mins later the wirless icon had vanished and the switch on the front of the laptop itself is not switching the wireless on as the light is staying orange. My dad has reterted the whole system but has had no effect so he may think the wireless card or something has gone. Do I need to take it to a computer shop to get it fixed, as the problem is that I am a student so I don't get any money to get the wireless fixed and I need it to do my work and reasearch on.
Go to control panel click on system, navigate to hardware then to device manager than click on network adapters than right click on ( wireless network connection) and uninstall it, than restart computer and it will find new hardware. Click on new hardware icon and open available wireless networks and select network than connect.
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You should have re-installed the Driver for the Wireless Card, you can do that by going to Control Panel, than clicking on System and Maintenance, and than going to Back Up and Restore, go to Repair Windows using System Restore, you can re-install your Driver that way or go to www.hp.com and go to Support, enter your Model #, and you can re-download your Driver from there.
first of all you need to check with your internet provider to see what modem you can use. a wirless 802.11g card (the farthest range) if your provider has a wirless modem i would get it from them. and a wirless modem/router. i use bellsouth wirless dsl and bought the equipment from them. if you have a wirless modem/ router already then you just need the card and configure it.
what you would need to get is a wirless router. If you have high speed internet then you can plug the internet modem into the wireless router and then plug your main pc into the router via an ethernet cable and then set up your laptop to pick up the signal wirelessly. If you have dial up internet then you would still need a wireless router but it is a little more complicated. You could hook up the router to your main pc and then set up internet connection sharing so that way your laptop could pick it up wirelessly. hopefully this helps.
right click "my computer", left click properties, select "Device Manager" Expand anything to do with "Network Adapters" and make sure there are no problems / exclamation marks / unknown devices. If there are, look for your wireless driver on.. http://h20180.www2.hp.com/apps/Lookup?h_lang=en&h_cc=uk&cc=uk&h_page=hpcom&lang=en&h_client=S-A-R163-1&h_pagetype=s-002&h_query=compaq+evo+n800&submit=Go+%C2%BB depending on your model. if this doesn't work go to www.hp.co.uk and download the driver then install it. If you can't detect any wireless networks, make sure your wireless card is activated - I believe this involves holding down FN (bottom left of keyboard) while then pressing F2 key at top. after this try try to search for wirless access points points.
Are you sure you are reconnecting to the wireless router or not? If so please go to the wireless connection wizard and search again for the wifi connection and make sure that you are actually connecting to the wireless network.
You can also reset the wireless router from the reset button that is on the router itself (refer to manual for the location of the reset button) and try and to the above again.