The wireless connection just stopped working and the laptop won't even pick-up any available networks to connect to. I've tried the wireless "button" and restarting the computer. When I "diagnose" the problem, it says that I need to plug in a cable and connect to "local area connections." I've never had to use a cable or anything like that. I am wondering if maybe my wireless card has stopped working?
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Re: HP wireless problem
When you look at the properties for your wireless adapeter, does it say enabled?
On most laptops you'll have a key that has Fn on it. This is your function key. Hold it down, and look for a key that has what looks like a little radio transmission tower on it. Press that key (while holding the Fn key), and see if you get a pop up stating that your wireless is enabled or disabled (usually it pops up with the no symbol through it).
Try this a couple of times, with a few minutes inbetween to see if you can get it to reenable again.
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What do you mean it won't allow you to put in the home network passcode? When you click connect to your home network, does the password request come up for you to put it in? If not, you've got your settings wrong on the laptop
There are some configurations that allow you to put in the password and then are are some that allow you to use a pin. I bet you've got your connection in the laptop configured wrong.
The wireless driver install package will be available in C:\SWSETUP But if your notebook came without a preinstalled OS, you'll have to visit HP site to get the drivers for your notebook PC. Alternatively, try the HP Wireless Assistant to check if it is turned on.
Click on Start - Control Panel - then Network Connections - then right click on your Wireless Network connection - click on Properties. Then in "This connection uses the following items, scroll down to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click on Properties. Under the General Tab make sure Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically are selected. Click OK.
If you do not see TCP/IP in the Wireless Network Connection then click on the install button and then install the TCP/IP driver.
IF TCP/IP is OK then before you do the following, turn off or disconnect the power to your wireless router, wait for 1 minute before connecting the power again. Wait till the LED lights indicate that it is on line again and the wireless is on then :-
Click on Start - Control Panel - then Network Connections - then right click on your Wireless Network connection - click on View Available Wireless Networks Do you see your wireless network (ie. your wireless router)? If so click on your wireless router and then click Connect.
You can also click on Repair to try to reconnect to your wireless router. Let me know if it works.
Make sure her router is configured to broadcast the SSID as that can either be disabled or enabled. Once thats enabled and you still cant see it try and set it to different wireless channels and change the wireless network mode to 'mix"
Then install your USB device with your CD Then do this
Click your Start Button Select and click Control Panel Select Network Connections Select Wireless Network Connections Right click Select View Available Wireless Networks
5. Highlight the network you want to connect to Click Advanced
6. Select the wireless network tab 7. Highlight the network in the available networks window 9. Click configure
9. IN the Properties Window
Double check the SSID (network name)
Enter the WEP KEY provided to you by the office
To use wireless conection you need a Wireless Access Point i.e. wirless router. Then you can connect your laptop to this router and use internet. But if you have modem in your lap (generally all laps are coming with modem now) you should direct attach the phone line to your lap. In this case you need a dial-up no which you can ask your ISP.