Wifi wireless connection
We just bought a new battery charger and new battery for compaq evo n400c but we can't get a wireless connection that worked before, but we have changed internet companies and...
N400C with XP?
compaq day,seems like only compaqs fail of the HP holdings..
1 more relic PC, from Compaq.
well gee can you connect a starbucks or any other public
wifi? surely you can do that.
if that works, gee the wifi is ok, no? all in few minutes work
or do so at a friends how, him telling you his secret password and all that.
that card is PCMCIA card, now called PCcard. for slang.
it is and ADDON card, and needs its own special drivers to work.
first off the Cat5/6 (RJ45) ETHERNET cable sold in all stores
plugs into that PC, and connects to the router and works with no magic. (assuming OS has not been corrupted ,unstated OS by you)
IS THIS a XP PC? the virus magnet from H3LL>?
that is a wired connection, and makes getting new drivers
1000x times more easy off the net. unless you want to use 2nd PC and play musical file swaps, all day.?
sure it worked before, all things by man dead, (well not Yugos or stuff from china)
My wild guess, (i cant see your device manger page)
is that the drivers for the PCMCIA WIFI (unnamed) works.
and the dimbulb , ISP guy didt set up wifi and give you a paper
telling you the 3 facts to make it works.
1: the SSID (name)
2: the encryption (wep, wpa, wpa2) or add hoc, wide open dangerous.
3: and your very own, pass word.
lacking that its hard to connect, or use the hot button n the
what router, ? name and number.
we can go to it and login and see what is there.
there is also WPA, wireless protected setup , if turned ON in the router, I keep mine Off.
you press that magic button on router and then try to connect using windows wifi connect icon. or app
Add Wireless Station , is the name.
may old wifi cards like yours do not allow WPA magic connections.
so if the wifi icon in the try
if yes and you click it , do you see your neighbors broadcast SSID names> good. if not WIFI is DEAD.
if dead, you need to get the drivers for it,
remove the PCMCIA card, the
read the name the the number
and then find a driver from the maker. matching XP if this is XP
you never once told OS./ so... we cant help much.
btw it can work with your new router
but the guy who put it in is a lazy dog.
he'd have told you the new connection rules. above
or gave you the PASS word to your router.!
is it yours, his, my guess, HIS>
i have relic pc used only for running relic expensive software
and uses the same type card, I installed it.
a D-Link Dwa-652
and now I answer Q2, can i do this other ways, sure.
gotcha1: the card I have only runs in 1 of the 2 slots, yah tricky.
you can buy a USB WIFI dongle
but finding one for XP is hard now. XP is DEAD.
why not go to GOODWill and buy any LT there with W7 COA sticker on the bottom , for 100% better and longer support.
why own any LT this old?>????? why?
can buy one there for like $20
and has internal wifi that works far better. too.
Mar 19, 2017 |
Compaq Evo Notebook N400c