I have V6211AU Compaq Laptop. I used to connect via wireless some time back. But not I am not able to do that. Tried everything from reinstalling the drivers, downloading it from HP website, Reformating the system.
I do not see wireless lan adapters in Device manager, have enabled it from BIOS as well, enabled wireless zero configuration as well. But it still does not show up.
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Re: Wireless not working
Do you have built in wireless or plug n play wireless.
if you have plug n play wireless and it isnt plugged in(connected)
it wont show in device manager if its built in you should at least see wireless icon.
if you downloaded the driver from site its a self extracting file that unpacks the software to install it doesnt install in other words you need to locate the extracted file and execute it which will install the driver then pc will detect device and install to system.
also try installing wifi manager and use without zero config.
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It sounds like a problem I had. While traveling, my laptop connected with a WIFI network with the same name as my home network.It was my son's. He gave me his password and I entered it on both my machine and my wife's. When I got home I had the same problem. I tried everything including re-installing the WIreless drivers a few times. I could cable connect but every time I tried wireless, it told me to enter a password then came back with "SORRY CHARLIE" Called my son and he said probably the wireless password was written to my registry and my laptop was telling me to give the password. As my router was expecting a different password it wouldn't connect. The cable connection did not check the registry since it uses a different driver set. The registry entry for the router password must be deleted. The only way I knew how was to re-install my operating system. This is throwing the baby with the bathwater. I am sure someone out there knows how to find and erase a Register entry.
many times this happens what u r saying...... the most probable cause could be non-availability or very week availability of network signals..... IT COULD be also due to any change you have made to IP adderess so first get conformed of the IP adderess u are using
you need to check your drivers. after seeing the magic word Format that is the first thing to look at.
Open system properties - control panel / Performance & maintance / system
Select Hardware tab at top
select device manager
look for any entries that are highlighted
right click on highlighted entry and select update driver
(allow internet access if asked)
do this for all entries highlighted
you should now be ready to rock... :-)
I had simalar problems where I could not detect my wireless network even though I could get on the internet I could not see the other computer on my network. I finally after trying everyone else's advice which did not work, found a program called Network Magic. You can purchase it from www.purenetworks.com for $30.00. It took care of all of my network problems and even shows a nice map of how my network is setup and what computers are logged onto the network and even what software like Windows Xp or Windows Vista is on that computer. It will even generate daily logs if you want to show any problems with the network.
First you must sure that your wireless card is working Second confirm your wireless setup is right. Then reset your wireless account. Or your laptop battery cant supply the power to your wireless card, check the metal connection.
This is just one source. I did a google search for USB wireless adapters. They are used by many users. Generally these units cost the same whether online or at the local Radio Shack, etc. because of shipping.
It appears to me that you have everything plugged into the desktop PC. This is not the way that it should be done. Plug the cable modem into the wireless router via the Internet/WAN port. Plug your desktop PC into one of the ports numbered 1-4. Now connect to the router via the wireless connection for the router and you should be able to now connect to the internet with your laptop.
If it still does not work, power down everything in this order: Laptop, Desktop, Router, Cable Modem. Bring everthing up in the reverse order (Cable Modem, Router, Desktop, Laptop) waiting for each device to stablize before moving to the next.
Once you get everything working, turn on your wireless security (WPA not WEP) asap to keep your computers and surfing safe, and to keep intruders off your network.
You need to reinstall the wireless driver for your model laptop which you can find at the hp/compaq website. Just click on the link for support and provide information on the model of your laptop and you will be redirected to the proper web page that contains all the drivers for your particular laptop. I did this when my internal wifi did not respond when I pressed the wifi button. After installing the driver everything worked great.