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Wireless will not light up /turn on

Can't get my wireless to work, I download the drive from HP, but it would not turn on the wireless

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  • leroyboyd200 Mar 02, 2009

    Yes I did, there is a button to turn on /off wireless

    the model is HP Compaq NC8000

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    Same problem. Driver says its functioning fine but the button will not turn on the wireless light.

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I don't mean to be simplistic, but did you flip the switch to turn it on? I don't see a laptop model in your question, but most laptops have a physical switch on the side, or front which physically disables/enables the wireless card.

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Wireless

Are you sure that it is red and not amber?

Amber, means that an integrated wireless device is turned off.
In which case these steps will help you.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00813382&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=3652042&dlc=en&lang=en

Posted on Dec 25, 2007

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SOURCE: unable to connect to my wireless system with hp pavilion dv6353us

install software for ur plug in wireless then plug in ur wireless ...not until this point will system find and install....then get online and find driver for ur internal wireless ...download and install.....when u remove ur external and restart system will recognise internal as only wireless and configure ...if still have problem ....and ur problem wont be wireless Itll be getting online....then u need to config wireless differently.
let me know

Posted on Mar 08, 2008

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SOURCE: wireless is not working on my hp nc6000 laptop

I had the same problem but I solved it by downloading a driver from the HP support web site. You might have to try out a few different drivers before you hit on the right one.

Posted on May 06, 2009

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SOURCE: my wireless light on my

I had that same problem, I turns out about a day later I dropped the laptop on accident and it started working again. I would not advise my way of getting the button to work again.

Posted on May 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Can't get wireless adaptor blue light to turn on.

if its still under warranty get in touch with HP they have had hardware issues with this
there are things you can try
START>All Programs>accessories right click command prompt and left click run as administrator In window that opens enter at command prompt sfc/scannow
this will scan all your windows OS and replace any corrupt files/ registry Entry
you can go to device manager and uninstall the drivers the issue or problem is that the driver simply dissapears (which says to me hardware fault) there is a trick to remove old drivers on vista that naturally you wont see

click Start> RIGHT Click computer> select PROPERTIES>click ADVANCE (tab) you will see ENVIROMENT VARIABLES (button) click this system variables box click NEW button box should appear
type in NAME BOX
devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices
type in VALUE BOX
1
CLICK OK
right click computer select manage>device manager click VIEW show hidden devices
to remove right click specific device select uninstall

hope some or any of this helps, if i can help further i will try hp also and if all fails could be a dongle, i still say its a hardware fault and HP should do a recall.

Posted on Oct 28, 2009

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