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Re: Wireless is not recognized
Most of the time this is just a driver glitch. Uninstall the wireless drivers from the devica manager, then reboot. The machine will find the wireless and reinstall the drivers automatically. Get back to me with the results, if it doesn't work we'll try something else.
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If your computer runs Windows XP or Windows Vista or Windows 7, every known brand-new wireless adapter will work.
If your computer has a PCMCIA slot (about the size/thickness of a credit-card), then you can buy a "PCMCIA wireless adapter".
If your computer has a USB slot (most do!) then you can buy a "USB wireless adapter".
There are three different data-transfer speeds for wireless communications:
* wireless B -- up to 11 megabits/second
* wireless G -- up to 54 megabits/second
* wireless N -- much faster.
Note that "high-speed" service from your local cable-modem ISP can receive at up to 10.0 megabits (or even faster) per second, while "lite-speed" service receives data at around 1.0 megabits per second.
So, when downloading, it's your cable-modem (or DSL-modem) that will be the "bottle-neck", not the "B" or "G" or "N" capability of your wireless adapter.
You probably can find "used" wireless-B or wireless-G adapters, in your local area:
* online, via 'www.usedEverwhere.com'
* local computer-stores
* online via eBay
for $10 to $20 dollars.
Pick a "brand-name", and you can download the device-drivers for it from the manufacturer's web-site ('www.linksys.com', 'www.dlink.com')
if Windows does not automatically recognize it.
the surest way to fix it is get a separate hard disk and do a full system recovery on this new hard disk. Your original hard disk will serve as a full and complete backup. While you do the installs you can watch for programs that conflicts with your wireless device. The downside here is the installation of updates esp. with Windows OS. OR, you get an external USB wifi dongle..the quickest solution I guess. Hope this helps..
You could download Belarc Advisor, which will tell you a lot about your computer and the hardware that it is using, including your wireless card type. Download and install the appropriate driver from that site and install it and reboot. Hope this helps:)
If you are able to, simply
1. Go online via the ethernet plug in port at a friend's place, or if you flash a smile and ask nicely at a place with wi-fi, they will have a hardline plugin as well. This is my first suggestion.
2. You can use a jump drive and go to (my computer is a dell) dell's website and check their drivers page, you can simply search it on their main page along with their support page. Then just look for the appropriate wireless drivers, and save them onto your jump drive, then run them on your computer and bada-bing bada-boom! you should be up and going, I ran into this everytime I reinstalled my OS on my laptop and my desktop :P sux that it isn't more automatic, but if you keep the drivers on a disk or your jump drive you can use them again.
HP uses "branded" wireless modules,which means it's got to be HP or it doesn't get to play.
Does device manager see the wireless device? I've had similar situations with the 8000s. Always the driver or the wireless utility was the problem. Try letting windows manage the device, or if you already are, disable that and use the devices utiliy to manage it.
BTW, most systems consider BT as wireless.
Good luck, hope that helps
Only thing i can think of is, check the switch on the side of the laptop is on for the wireless or FN + F2 to make sure its on, then into control panel and networks if no wireless adapter there then looks like its broken
All the best