I want to follow your directions, but when I open device mgr on this laptop, I don't see the choices that you suggested. It has Vista home version. Problem started after a bios update from HP
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Re: network adaptor problem
I dint say device manager. yr problem was sound i think .if im not following yu try to put me in order ok cos i have attended to many person just now.
just be specific anbout yr problem i think we can do it together here.
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Maybe this will help Open up your device mgr. In Devise Mgr -If everything is properly detected you'll see all +'s next to each of
the device categories with no "Other devices" listed as shown in the
example. However, when problems do occur you'll be presented with one or
more of the below errors.
When a device has a yellow circle with an exclamation mark
or found under "Other devices" this is an indication that the device is conflicting with another hardware device
or the drivers for the device are not installed properly.
Double-clicking and opening the device with the error will present you with
an error code.
all devices with exclamation mark and any "Other devices" from Device
Manager by highlighting them and pressing the delete key on the
keyboard. Once they've all been removed reboot the computer and allow
Windows to re-detect the devices.
If after rebooting
the computer the Device Manager remains the same Windows is not
installing the devices because it lacks the proper driver support.
You'll need to
download the latest drivers for that device.
You should go into the device manager and verify....
1) That the device exsits under the Network Adaptors Tree
2) If it does make sure its installed (no yellow flag)
3) Make sure that its enabled (no red x)
As a side note (and this is ussually the issue) most laptops have a PHYSICAL switch to completely 'remove' the wireless adaptor from the laptop so you don't accidently enable or use wifi.
Make sure that switch is in position to use wifi. 90 Percent of the time this is the issue.
Hi, there may have been a change to your OS in the Computer, do the following: Click on the Start button, when the window open, select the ControlPanel in the (right menu pane), next select the applet "Hardware and Sound. You want to open the [Device Manager] in the new window, next open the "Network Adapter" icon. The [sub-category], for the "Adapters" will open, "now there may be more than (one)type of Network Adapter in your view;" so you want to "Update" all that are present. Once you open the "Properties" window, click on the Driver button at or near the "top of the window." Next, select the [Update Driver...] button, next do the same for the other Adapter. "Follow all the instruction to complete the process, you may need to "Restart the computer, "I suggest restarting it any! Give a "helpful rating" this way I'll know things worked out for you, thanks"
Open the Device Manager and check if the wireless device is listed under the "Network Adaptor".
You may also check in the "System Information" window for all the network adaptors installed and functional in the Computer.
Follow the steps given below to access the "System Information" window:
(i) Please press the Windows key on the Keyboard and then press the "R" key while holding down the Windows key to open the Run dialog box.
(ii) Then, please type "msinfo32" in the Run dialog box and click OK to open the System Information window.
(iii) In the left pane, click on the plus sign next to the Components then on the Network adaptors. This will display all the installed and functional network adaptors in the right pane. Check if wireless adaptor is listed.
If the wireless adaptor is not listed at any of the places then you may try restarting the Computer and reinstalling the wireless driver.
If the Computer still shows the message then the issue may be with the wireless adaptor.
Try first dissabling the wired network adaptor, so as the pc is not looking for the wrong area connection.
If you have used Windows to try to repair the connection the settings will be wrong for the router addreses.
Go to your wireless network cards properties and make sure that on the internet protocol the obtain IP address automatically is selected.
Run this flush:- Click Start>Run, then type ipconfig /flushdns then press enter.
Re-start pc and type the routers address in your internet browser.
Go to your router settings and ensure enable DHCP is set to automatically allocate ip addresses.