I recently had my computer rebooted. I can connect to dial up. But when I try to use my wireless it will not work. I am in the same room with the router and I know it works cause another laptop has connected on it. When I slide my button over to turn it on, it stays orange. I have a compaq presario f500. i have restarted my laptop with my button on the on position and it still does not work. Please help
RESTART YOUR COMPUTER, ON REBOOT, CLICK F10 WHEN YOUR CHANGE BOOT OPTIONS SCREEN COMES UP. YOU MUST PRESS F10 QUICKLY OR IT WILL LOAD WINDOWS AND YOU WILL HAVE TO RESTART AGAIN. ONCE YOU GET INTO THE BIOS SETUP UTILITY GO TO SYSTEM CONFIGURATION, SCROLL DOWN TO BOOT OPTIONS CLICK ENTER. GO DOWN TO INTERNAL NETWORK ADAPTER BOOT AND ENABLE IT. GO TO EXIT AND SAVE. AFTER YOU RESTART YOUR COMPUTER IT SHOULD WORK.
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if there is a touch pad across the top with lights for sound mute etc. there is 1 in far right corner top right if it is orange the wireless is off touch the orange light it should turn blue if it does the wireless will be turned on ready to use.
if it does not go to control panel click on programs and unistall the hp wireless assistance and reboot the computer.
then after a reboot the wireless light should go blue.
Go to device manager and go to network connections. uninstall the wireless device, keep the drivers and then reboot. When the computer reboots it will detect the hardware which is your wireless adapter and install it along with the appropriate driver. If it asks to search windows update, allow it. reboot and see if you can get on the internet. If you can't send me a message through this site and we will try something else.
check if you have a Wireless Network Adapter installed. Right click My Computer = Properties
Click Hardware Tab and look if you have a Wireless Ethernet COntroller there. If you have, then good for you. FInd a hotspot in your area and get connected to the internet
Do you know for sure there is a wireless connection in the area you trying to connect, Wireless internet isn't accessible every were and when it is available it could be protected by a security pass phrase. The only way to really get full use out of your wireless internet is to go to a company that sells the wireless internet cards
Compaq/HP laptops that have a builtin wireless adapter have a wireless transmitter symbol near the bottom edge of the LCD screen.
If you don't have a wireless adapter you need either a PCMCIA or a USB wireless adapter. My choice would be a PCMCIA type because it frees up a USB port for other devices.
that might take an uninstall and reinstall of either the ethernet drivers, or the operating system. I haven't heard that, but I have had machines that aren't as reliable in the wireless as they could be. it's possible that something in the workings of it has gone haywire, but it sounds like an OS issue.
Back up everything you want to keep and reinstall the OS if possible.
Your laptop should have wireless and the best way to check is on either the front/left/right side of the laptop their is a switch that says wireless flick it to the side that says on... If you don't their should be a name above each of the inputs so look for the one that says something like internet/Ethernet or just plug into the ones that fit it and see if you get connected.