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Not able to access wireless. My wireless button does not light up when pushed to activate.
Had this problem with at least 50 people at work with this model.
HP sent out a bad patch for this computer's wireless card. You have to go into device manager then roll back the driver to the previous driver.
If you keep allot of restore points, check the calendar for when this driver was updated.
If you dont have a driver to roll back to, then uninstall the wireless card and then restart the pc.
When the pc restarts, it will auto detect a wireless card and install the generic Microsoft drivers for a wireless card.
Call me crazy but at work the Microsoft drivers worked 99% of the time. If they did not work then it was a hardware problem which HP has to fix.
Posted on Jan 12, 2008
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Push this button to activate or deactivate the Wireless LAN. When you activate the wireless LAN function, it will search for a wireless LAN signal automatically (assuming you have the wireless LAN driver installed). Just below the screen on the right side is the Status LED Panel, which show six icons, each with its own LED. The first one on the left indicates Wireless LAN status. When the LED is displaying a green light, it indicates that the system is accessing data from, or retrieving data by wireless LAN. So whenever you press the Easy button, you should see the green status light come on or go off. To repeat, if the light is not on, you need to press the Wireless LAN 'Easy Button'. NOTE! If you can't get the button to come on, you will need to re-install the Wireless LAN driver.
Jan 16, 2014 | Averatec 5110H Notebook
Power on the laptop computer and wait for the operating system to boot before proceeding.
Right-click the wireless icon in the lower right corner of the desktop.
From the pop-up menu select "Enable."
This activates the wireless Internet options but it does not turn on the wireless receiver.
Push down on the wireless button or wireless switch on the top of the keyboard.
After a moments time the switch or button lights up, signifying the computer is ready for an Internet connection.
Right-click the wireless icon again.
From the pull-up menu choose to view all available wireless networks in the area.
A window appears with all the networks your computer receives some sort of signal from.
Select the wireless network you want access to, type in the password (if required) and click "Connect." Momentarily the laptop computer connects to the Internet.
you should be able to, it depends on the laptop, the os, the wireless adapter, and the settings .
click start Control Panel - Network Connections - right click on 'Wireless connection'
(or similar) and click 'enable'.
right click on the network in the bottom toolbar select open network sharing center
you should have the options to either connect or disconnect or set up a network connection
this will vary depending on your operating system
hope this helps
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