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Compaq Laptop Network Adapter

I have a compaq presario laptop that suddenly stopped connecting to the internet. After going thru several steps in the help center I was able to run a diagnosis scan that tells me that my network adapter has failed. Does this mean that my  internal wireless has gone bad because that is what the technician that helped me over the phone thinks it is and they are sending a new one and said it should not be to difficult to open the computer up and install it. I am not so sure about that. I am also confused because I show a connection to the internet thru my wirless. The icon at the bottom of the screen will say connected but no connection when I try to go to website. What do ya think??

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Re: Compaq Laptop Network Adapter

Just to make sure im understanding the situation properly - you have a laptop and connect to the internet through a wireless network right? And then when you go to open up internet explorer or whatever program you use it basically says you're not connected to the internet.

It does sound like your wireless card has gone bad but when you say that it still has the icon down the bottom of the screen telling you that you're connected to the network, it sounds like it could be something else. It could be a range of things from there though, there are some viruses that corrupt something called the LSP and when that is broken it has the same symptoms as you described. Also it could just be a setting in your anti-virus. I know that Kaspersky Internet Security suite has a problem with its anti-hacker function that blocks internet from working like that.

Try disabling all of your anti-virus / firewall programs and then accessing the internet. If that works then its only a small problem. If it doesnt work and the icon is still there saying you are connected to the wireless then there is a small program to try running called LSP Fix, available at:

Other than that i'm out of ideas. Changing the wireless network card in a laptop does sound challenging though.

Hope my mini-essay helps,

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Re: Compaq Laptop Network Adapter

I bought a new compaq laptop and tried to connect Internet, but unfortunately ,network adapter card is not working, that it says:"your wireless network Adapter is not installed On your computer".
and when i try to Configure the System with CD which Comes With the System, there is no such tools.
what Should I do?

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Compaq presario cq61 will not stay turned on.

For this kind of issue, please follow up the following steps to check:

1.confirm the battery and ac adapter connect the laptop normally.Maybe the bad connect lead to this problem. If there are no lights when you turn on laptop, one of possible reason is that your adapter is malfunction.

2.the second possible cause is laptop dc jack failure. If the dc jack is broken or loose, you are required to replace it or repair it.

3.Another possible reason is that there is something wrong with laptop motherboard. For this situation, it includs two kinds of possibility,a failure in an electronic circuit and BGA malfunction.

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I was able to connect to my HP Compaq Presario V2000 Laptop to my WiFi Network using NetGear. When I reconfigured the network I could connect to all other network like Dell Lptop , Nokia Smart Phone and HP...


Your Compaq V2000 has an Intel Pro Wireless 2200 BG wireles adapter. (doesn't support N, but that's not the point I think)

If your new network configuration is based on WPA/WPA2 encyption, this adapter has some known problems to establish a connection. It works great with WEP, but not so well with WPA.
Sometimes the issue can be solved by installing the latest versions of drivers and software for the wireless adapter.
If it still doesn't work, a known workaround is to disable via device manager all other network adapters in the computer (ethernet adapter), leaving active only the Intel Pro 2200 wireless adapter.

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Do the following :
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  2. Try clicking the button activating the wireless card.
  3. Reinstall wireless card drivers, select drivers from Compaq Presario V6205NR Notebook PC
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My Compaq Presario v5000 laptop does not connect to the internet, I was told the Network Adapter needs replacing. Is this something I can do on my own or do I need to take it to a repair shop? Thanks.

In case it is the network adapter that needs to be replaced, you cannot do it yourself as in this laptop and most of the others, the network adapter is a part of the motherboard and cannot be replaced, it can be done only with proper hardware and techinicans, so you might need to send it to the repair shop to make sure that you do not mess up with it.

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I have a compaq presario f 500 and mi wi fi doesnt work

reboot your internet router...un plug
the router to the power source ..count atleast 20 secs...plug in and power the router on...once the router has process the boot.

go to your laptop

click Start>>>Run

type enter

u will see the DOS prompt

type ipconfig /flushdns enter

type ipconfig /release enter

type ipconfig /renew enter

then type exit enter

right click on wireles icon and click view available wireless

then connect to your prefered network

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