Wireless Disabled, not just in sys tray where I'm used to finding it
I was at Kinko's today, plugged into their ethernet/software and printed some stuff. The software that they used to charge me said that it would need to disable my wireless but would reenable automatically when it was done. Well, got home and now my wireless doesn't work. The switch is on, it says it's connected, but there are no wireless connections in range. It's just blank. Any suggestions?
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Re: Wireless Disabled, not just in sys tray where I'm...
Right click your wireless icon then click repair,,,,if that doesnt work go to network connections ,highlight the wireless connection then in the left pane click repair.You can also check by going to control panel then under administrative tools then click services and see if your wireless connection is set to automatic and started.
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It doesn't show in Available Wireless Networks? If so, unplug the ISP modem, and the wireless device, Shut down the laptop, Check ALL cables and reseat, plug in the ISP modem, wait for selftest, plug in the wireless device, wait for selftest, boot the laptop. Open the Network Icon in the Tray Notification Area, do you see your wireless? Will it connect if you use a Ethernet cable? Post results
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The first thing I would try is a USB wireless adapter. If this works it may be a hardware problem. If this does not work it is likely a software problem. Make sure the interfaces are not disabled in the connections window. Make sure you are using a good cable, test it elsewhere.
Please try to check the specification of your laptop again, have you installed a separate wireless network card on your laptop.
Based from the specification on the HP manual, the communication feature for your laptop are:
High speed 56K modem with digital line guard
NOTE: Designed only to allow faster downloads from high speed 56K modem compliant sources. Maximum achievable download transmission rates currently do not reach 56 KB/s, and will vary with line conditions.
NOTE: Modem availability is subject to country regulatory approval.
i assume youre talking about plug n play and not built in wireless.
in your sys tray(bottom of screen) youll see a icon of your wireless connection(blue when connected,red cross on when not) double click on it and select properties.in new window select wireless networks.in new screen uncheck use windows.click ok.you may have to configure is so let me know
If you have vista click the start button and in the start search type "hp wireless assistant". It should show up in your list while you type it. Click on it. Once the assistant box shows up, click on "properties". A "settings" box should show up. The main one you need here is "independant controls for installed wireless device". Check that box. The other ones are icons and indicators that you can check at your discretion. If in doubt, check them all. Hit the "apply" button. Then in the upper right hand side of the box hit the button that says "turn on". This should activate the device and if you have a light up indicator on your computer, it should change color or light up. That should do it. Kind of weird how it gets to that point.