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IPAQ wireless connectivity

When I first used my h5555 PDA it detected my wireless router. But now it won't find the internet connection. How do i make it search for available wireless connections?

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  • pbrook Aug 16, 2007

    I had tried all that. In the end I removed the battery and then replaced it, turned it on and it has detected wireless router.

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Always start with the simplest answer first so make sure you have WiFi turned on. Think back, have you changed the wireless security on your router? If so you may need to re-enter the network details or add your iPAQ's MAC address to the access control list on the router. In the bottom right-hand corner of the home screen you should have a small HP Wireless symbol, if you tap it you should get your HP Wireless control panel on screen and can 1: turn WiFi on and off, 2: manually enter the WiFi network details and 3: search for WiFi networks in range.

Posted on Aug 16, 2007

  • Nicholas Wilson
    Nicholas Wilson Aug 23, 2007

    starting to look like there's a hardware issue with wireless (both WiFi and BlueTooth) on the 5550, you may want to contact HP to see if they have an answer for you.

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