Cannot get my laptop to recognise my wireless adapter
Recently after a year of use my laptop will not connect to the wireless internet. I have updated my drivers, tried rolling them back, looked in my bios configuration, etc. etc. My computer does not recognize the wireless adapter and I cannot figure out why. The wireless adapter does not appear int eh device manager. I appreciate any possible solutions.
Re: Cannot get my laptop to recognise my wireless adapter
I used to slave over this exact laptop for days trying to fix the same wireless issue over and over and over again. It's very rarely the wireless adapter. More often than not, your motherboard is bad. Your best bet, should you have an extended warranty on the POS, is to contact HP. The should ship you a box and everything, you send it in, they fix, etc. HOWEVER, if you DO NOT still have a warranty on it, throw it in the trash. Even if you tried to call them about it, you would not get too far, and they would try to charge you a whopping $390 for the MB. Even if you tell them it is a wireless issue, you are looking to spend $340 (they **** rape you).
I am currently in the same boat. If you don't have the money to fix the computer, try turning it on for about an hour or so and letting it warm up. After it is a little warm, restart it over and over again, eventually the wireless should be detected. You just can't shut the darn thing off...ever again.
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you could try updating your wireless network driver. click start and right click computer, click manage and then device manager in the computer management window. look for network adapters in the main window and click to open drop menu. find the wifi adapter, right click and click update driver software. you will need to do this via a wired connection
Every Windows Operating System after Windows 98 can share its Internet Connection using this Technique. Microsoft defines this technique as Internet Connection Sharing (ICS). But setting ICS is very obscure to most of the users. This comes very useful if you live with your roommates and you guys have single internet source like a USB modem Connected to one laptop only. Using Internet Connection Sharing(ICS) that laptop can Broadcast its Internet to other laptops in the room. Technically, the range of a laptop's WLAN adapter is around 20-25 meters. So it can easily handle near by rooms also. This can also be done with a PC having a WLAN card. To setup and broadcast your internet it is mandatory that you are accessing internet using anything other than Your WLAN card like a USB modem, Ethernet etc. This is because your Wireless adapter(WLAN) will be used for Broadcasting your Internet connection to your friends. Server laptop:- Laptop with Internet Connection.Client Laptop:- Laptops accessing the internet of server laptop. Follow the steps to share your internet connection..here it goes:--
Open the "Control Panel" of the laptop that is accessing Internet and go to "Network and Internet" then "Network and Sharing Center".
On the right side of the "Network and Sharing Center" click the "Change Adapter Settings" and you will see all the available network adapters in your laptop.
Now Right-Click the adapter through which you access internet and click "Properties" option. The properties window will open.
In "properies" Window click the "sharing" tab check "Allow other network user to connect through this computer's Internet connection"
In the sharing tab, Select "Home networking connection" type as "Wireless Network Connection" click "OK" and select "Yes" to the Confirmation warning. see above image.
Now Right-Click the "Wireless Network Connection" in "Change Adapter Settings"and Open Its Properties.
In "Wireless Network Connection Properties" Double-click the "Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4)" and select the "Use following IP address"
Enter the IP address as "192.168.000.001" and "Subnet mask" as "255.255.255.0"
Leave all other fields blank in Server laptop, which has access to internet.
Now setup a wireless "ad hoc" computer to computer connection using "setup a new connection or network" in "network and sharing center" and Name it as anything like "Internet_sharing".
Now bring other laptops that will use the Shared Internet connection.
Open "Change adapter Setting" (Described in step 2).
In "Change adapter settings" Right-click "wireless Network Adapter" and Click its properties.
In "Wireless Network Connection Properties" Double-click the "Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4)" and enter following IP address:-
IP address-"192.168.000.002", Subnet mask "255.255.255.0", Default gateway-"192.168.0.001" and Preferred DNS server: "192.168.000.001".
Use the same step from 11 to 15 to connect other laptops and Increase the IP address by +1. Ex- 192.168.0.3, 192.168.0.4 & so on. Rest of the settings like Default gateway etc will be same on all laptops. Only the server laptop will have blank entries in these settings.
Now connect all the laptop with the Wireless network(ad-hoc) named "Internet-sharing" that you had previously broadcasted in step 10 in server laptop.
Now in the server laptop, disconnect and then reconnect the internet connection(This is a necessary step for Internet Connection sharing(ICS) to work).
Now access internet in all laptops...ENjoy.
Note:- For Advance Users.. this information is necessary only--The IP address of server laptop work as the "Default gateway" and Preferred DNS server of Client laptop and on server laptop these fields are blank. Use same series of IP address as used in the server. please vote if you found this helpful..--Abhishek
Can you be more specific please ? i.e, is it the first time you have tried (new laptop) or has this problem just started (new wireless software added recently??) .. I do remember an old problem on acer's a couple of years back they had a power saving option on the wireless adapter that would turn itself to maximum by default. You could try this as a possible quick fix or give me some more info and I will try to help: right click my computer / properties / hardware tab / device manager… then find your wireless adapter in the list under Network Adapters, right click / properties / advanced tab. Select Power Save Mode from the list on the left and select Off from the drop down on the right. Press OK and close device manager.
Let me know how you get on, but with more info I might be able to help
hi there, since no one in your network is experiencing the problem, possible cause would be the wireless adapter of your laptop. try to reinstall your wireless network card driver and observe if you will be getting the same issue. if same issue occured, then you have to call your manufacturer for replacement of the wireless card
Hi there. If the other laptop is connecting fine then the problem lies with your laptop, possible bad drivers. This method will hard reset the wireless drivers back to
default settings. What i want you to do is right click "computer" select "manage"
and then "device manager", a list will populate, then click on the + sign next to "network
adapters" and right click on the wireless adapter and "un-install" the
device, reboot the PC and wait for windows to detect the wireless
card and install the drivers for it, this will appear in the system
tray (bottom right hand side) when its done try to connect again.
keep me informed please
as a download of the drivers may be required.
Right click on the my network icon go to properties and click on make new connection, allow the wizard to walk you through the process from start to finish and you should be ok. Just follow the prompts.
If you still want to get connected on the internet that will be possible if you have a 3G connection for your laptop or if there's a wireless internet connection (WIFI)on the place where you're going for vacation, Yes there is some car chargers for laptop check it on some electronic store.
hope that helps...........
personally i would go for a usb wireless adapter as many people have driver problems with the pcmcia slot and are unable to get it to recognise the card, whereas usb is much simpler to use.
All the usb type adapters are much the same they dont have to be the same make as your router, but buy the same transfer speed type, for example if you have a 108MBPS router buy the compatible 108 MBPS adapter as a 54MBPS adapter will reduce the transfer speed capabilty, not to be confused with your connection speed.