list of wireless routers that are available in Windows is very limited
and the signal strength of any router that is detected is weak.
can occur when the Lite-On USB Wireless 802.11 b/g hardware and Windows
are not able to fully synchronize the signal strength data.
Figure 1: Example of detected wireless devices when the antenna cable wire is connected to secondary port
Figure 2: Example of detected wireless devices in the same environment when the antenna cable wire is connected to primary port
To correct this error
, download and install
Lite-On USB Wireless LAN Driver Update (sp35177)
(in English) from the HP Web site. This update should only be applied
if your PC has the Lit-On USB Wireless LAN adapter and is exhibiting
As a work-around, you can connect the wire that runs from the wireless antenna port to the primary port on the cord as follows:
This product contains components that can be damaged by electrostatic
discharge (ESD). To reduce the chance of ESD damage, work over a
non-carpeted floor, use a static dissipative work surface (like a
conductive foam pad), and wear an ESD wrist strap connected to a
Open the side panel.
the wireless networking board by following the antenna wire connected
to the wireless networking antenna port on the back of the computer.
Figure 3: Wireless networking hardware
1 - Wireless network board
2 - Antenna wire
3 - Wireless networking antenna port
Very carefully, disconnect the small wire from the board by gently pulling the end of the wire away from the board.
Connect the wire to the other available port on the board.
Figure 4: Available port
Replace the side panel, connect the power cord, turn on the computer,
and use the computer again to verify that wireless signal strengths