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How can I find out if my HP 515n already has card for wireless?

I've always had it wired to the DSL and now I'd like to use it in a place where there is no ability to have it hardwired.  Where on my computer will it tell me if it has the card (?)

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To see what is installed on your windows XP machine.
Right click on "My Computer". Left click on "Manage". When the window pops up left click on "Device Manager".
This list will show you what hardware is detected by the Operating System.

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I have a hp pavilion 515n desktop computer and was wondering how to get the password for the wifi.

Hi Ettajean,

The wireless password can be located either on the wireless router itself (if it's being provided to you by your ISP), or you'll need to log into your router to view/change your wireless password.

If you've connected to the wireless router before and simply need to recall the password, you can view it inside of Windows:

If you can post the model number of your router, I can provide you with some additional direction.

Hope this helps!

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Trying to access DSL with HP modem

If you mean you're trying to use DSL service with the modem that came built into an HP computer, you can't. That modem is for dial-up Internet service only, or if you want to use your computer as a fax machine along with a scanner or all-in-one printer.

To connect to DSL, you'll need a DSL modem. If you're just getting service, your service provider should have supplied one. (Actually, I think you have the option now of ordering DSL service and not getting a modem if you already have one. Maybe you did this.) The DSL modem has a telephone-type jack to connect to the phone line (same as on the HP modem), but the connection to your computer is through a different, larger, jack usually labeled "Ethernet" or "Computer". If you don't have a modem, you can easily find them for sale. You can buy new ones at retailers who sell computers, and many used ones are available on eBay or on your local Craig's list.

Another possibility is that you already have a DSL modem and are asking how to connect an addtional computer. If this is so, you don't connect the new computer to the DSL phone line. Instead, you need to share the network connection coming from the modem. This is done using a router, which allows several computers to use the same connection either through a cable or wirelessly. The DSL modems typically supplied now have the router built in, with 4 connections for wired computers and wireless capability as well. If your modem is an older one intended for a single connection only, it will have just one network connection. If this is the case for you, you'll need to supply your own router.

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Wireless will not work light stays amber color Using cabledsl now. Wireless came on once when using cable dsl . So I removed cable and was able to surf. I shut down for night and put on next day -just...

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wifi is complex. unlike simple wired Ethernet.
why not use wired first.
why jump the gun and guess, and pick the most hard and expensive fix first. when you car misfires do you replace the engine,first?
what wireless card..? on modern PC its hidden inside.
on super old PC LT its a PCMCIA card plug in
on others its a USB dongle. (there did all 3 for you)
what OS.???????????is this XP?
what router (wifi do you have?) (the box with antennas")
The router makes the DLS connection with a pass word
do all other wireless device
is Verizon your DSL service provider, really? mines ATT. land line + DSL, my line is cut in half now, for ever. (never again ATT me)
but we do not know what you have there.
nor how far the notebook is from said (unsaid) router.
the real problem here is the now RETIRED PC notebook
HP does not support it now, so getting drivers is hard.
proof of that.

here is a short check list and HPs
1: can others PC connect in your home to wifi. or from CELL?
that must be done first, to see if A: its router issues. or B: your PC.
using your wifi login credentials.

2: we make it to B its your PC for sure.
then read your manual called trouble shooting
id go to device manager first see if the wife card is there , and ok.
your wifi card is mini-pci card inside mounted to the MOBO.
first connect a CAT 5/6 cable from the ethernet port of your PC
to the router,
do you now get , internet connected, if yes good, if not the router may be configured wrong.
if yes, good
we now go to device manager, and look for the wifi module
if the module is there in DM. right click and and lit windows
plug and play find your driver. this way, using the ethernet cable.
see? (to get drivers takes a connection and ethernet is the joy of life here)
ethernet is wired connected.
if ethernet fails we work far more hard, lacking any connections
or a working PC .
again, no OS stated, is this the stinky XP? the viruse magnet.

your CARD. I bet its not bad !

v6000 mobo red arrow is ethernet. jack

v6000-ooptjg14f2uaokq3pusqdg3g-1-1.jpg if your OS is not dead, and has all the origional HP drivers
all loaded an not lost. then this magical port just works
you plug in the CAT5 cable and bam, connected. in seconds.
this is always the best way to fix computers at home.
get this wire working first, and now that you have internet working
you can do vastly more things even fix WIFI.

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You can only share a wireless connection when the line comes directly to the router and not through a pc, as the pc with the connection will have to always be on.

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