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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:

http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-ca/support/networking-and-connectivity/how-to-find-your-wireless-network-password

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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My HP Pavilion 515n pc will not restart without pressing the F2 key, why?


Message was "press F2 to continue". This happens when there are errors in the boot up process like:


CMOS settings incorrrect
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First to replace should be the CMOS battery inside the computer.

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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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What is the difference between connecting a computer to a DSL modem via Ethernet and connecting a computer to a DSL modem via USB?


They are just two different methods of connecting a router. I always choose using an Ethernet over USB if I have the option. USB connections are more prone to problems with drivers.

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Trying to hook verizon UM150 card to verizon wireless DSL Gateway


the UM150 wireless card goes into the computer.
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if you just hook up the DSL as verizon say, then you will have a open wireless network, anybody can get access to your network.

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Can this HP access internet wirelessly?


you need to add a wireless card inside your computer or else you can stick in an external USB wireless in one of your USB slots. then you will be good to go.

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assuming you have a wireless router, make sure you have purchased the correct one, as cable and dsl routers are different, as cable modems need to be connected to the router via a cable and dsl normally have a modem that can't be connected to a router, and you will require a modem/router.

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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its called express card.. and your 1501 has built in wireless adapter already.
what u need is a router to hookup to the dsl to transmit th signal to the 1501 antenas built in

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You need to install either an "airport card" in your system or if you already have one in your computer, you need to download "airport" from the apple website. This is the only way MAC's can receive wireless signal.

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