Problem with wireless capability.
Windows Network diagnostics says:
turn on wireless capability
this can be done by using a swith, which is usually found on front or side of the computer, or a function key combination.
The wireless light is red. How do I fix this? Compaq presario C714NR Notebook PC
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Re: Turn on wireless capability
Hi this link gives you specific instructions about your wireless for this laptop: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01116573.pdf If you don't find what you need look here for more info; http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?product=3548227&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=us
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The c3400n does not have its own wireless capability. It must be connected to a wireless print server or to some wired network that has a wireless access point (WAP) connected to it. A third option is to use a home-networking wireless router.
Individual PCs must have wireless capability also, or they can't print over wireless.
Somewhere along the line the printer must get a local network IP address, i.e. 192.168.0.102. PCs usually use Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) to get an IP address.
But printers are usually manually set to a 'static' IP, because static IPs don't change over time.
Usually there is a security device called a 'firewall' to protect the wired network from unwanted wireless traffic.
So, you first require some form of wireless access.
The people who require wireless printing capability must have their computers configured to make an association to the WAP. Usually requires a passkey or password, depending on the wireless security method.
A port on the firewall must be forwarded to the port used by whichever network-printing protocol is being used to communicate with the printer. There are several possible protocols.
The printer must be set to an IP address unique within the private subnet, i.e. 192.168.0.0/16, used by the local network.
PC-based network-connected devices use IP (Internet Protocol) addressing, i.e. xyz.zxy.yzx.xzy
The printer must be connected to a network switch that is in some way accessible to the WAP. Residential/SOHO (Small Office Home Office) setups use a combination switch/router device, called simply: a router.
Most of the above is done automatically, but there are some set-up tasks that require user intervention. Electronic devices know how to configure everything, after they are given proper parameters.
All you need to do is check the above items. If the printer is found by MS Windows 'searching for network printers', the hard part is done. Then you just tell Windows to use the network printer.
First, turn the wireless switch OFF and switch it back ON
(make sure sure that there is a BLUE light on the wireless indicator)
then press Fn+F5 (this will ENABLE the wireless capability of your computer)
>Try to detect wireless networks
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*Wireless capability will automatically be on as lon as you have a wireless adapater or a wireless card or a built in Wireless in your motherboard that is properly installed to your computer
*you can check if the wireless card is properly install go to start - control panel network and sharing center and @ the left part of the window try to check if you will find Manage Wireless Network if not then the driver is not installed
*the driver of the wireless adater usually can be downloaded on the manufacturers website :)
First try using
the FUNCTION key combination "Fn" then F2
Next if this is not working then,go to my network places(To go to my network places:my computers left handside you wil get it) click it, then click on the option view network connections, then right handside click on wireless network connections, then right click and select properties, you wil get a window in that select wireless connection and check whether the first option is ticked or not.