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#1 miramiboca88

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 06:23 PM

Hi,
I have a HP Pavilion dv6000 and have recently come back home from being away from college where i connected to the internet with an ethernet cable and can't get my house's wireless internet to work on my computer. Before I had the HP wireless assitant pop up and tell me about which connections were available when I went home but now I couldn't even find the hp wireless assistant on my computer so i went on HP.com and got the device downloaded from a different computer and burned it on to a disk and put it on my laptop but the only way i know that the wireless assistant is on my computer is by using the search utility and when i try to run it a message pops up and says: This utility is used to adjust Wireless Devices State (ON or OFF). Wireless devices must be enabled in windows device manager, F10 Computer Setup and Wireless button before state can be successfully changed. Command Line parameters: Wireless <Device> <State> where Device=[Bluetooth | WirelessLAN | WWAN | All] State = [on | off]

I tried switching the wireless button on the keyboard but its light shows that it is disabled no matter which direction i switch it to. The wireless internet works perfectly on the other computers in my house and has in the past worked well on my laptop. I tried running a repair on the program.

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 06:29 PM

Open the Device Manager (Start > Run > type "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter). Locate your wireless device, which is probably under Network Adapters. Right-click on it and select Enable.
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 06:33 PM

Open the Device Manager (Start > Run > type "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter). Locate your wireless device, which is probably under Network Adapters. Right-click on it and select Enable.


I would try that too. Do you have any firewalls installed recently?
If that doesn' work try reseting your wireless routor or pull it out and then plugging it back in and see if that works.

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 12:30 PM

My device manager doesn't show my wireless adapter...and I don't think that it's my router because other computers in my house have been getting a perfect connection.

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 01:11 PM

If it's onboard, the wireless device probably has a BIOS setting to disable/enable it.

You might want to check the BIOS settings and ensure that it is enabled now.

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 02:05 PM

it seems that this is actually a common problem with several hp laptops and am having it sent to hp for free to get fixed, thanks for the help!

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 02:32 PM

Glad that we were able to help you :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 10:17 PM

lol buddy i have the same problem as you, and as we talk. HP should be repairing my laptop right now. you can try fixing this by updating the bios and all that, it works for some people but most other people can't get it to work and HP said it was a problem with the motherboard so there is no way to fix this on your own. only way to fix it is sending it in and i can see your doing that so, expect this to take around 2 weeks all together

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 01:26 PM

My device manager doesn't show my wireless adapter...and I don't think that it's my router because other computers in my house have been getting a perfect connection.


If your wireless device is enabled and thge network adapter is not shown, it is possible that the driver has been unloaded as well as the Windows network adapter it uses. I ran into this two weeks ago on a guests computer.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 07:12 AM

So, the HP DV6353 notebook I've had for the past year just lost its wifi connection as described in the top post. No matter what position my wifi switch is in, the light always shows orange (off). The strange thing that this stopped working spontaneously. My notebook has two XPs (dual boot) and the wifi stopped working on both operating systems at once. This leads me to believe that something either happened to the bios or to the actual hardware. I've tried updating the wifi driver and flashing a newer bios to no avail.

I'm currently in the Czech Republic for the next month and a half and dealing with HP support will be difficult/impossible.

Question:
The network adapters I have installed are: 1394 Net Adapter and Nvidia nForce Network Controller. Which of these is the wifi adapter? The 1394? Neither of them?

Anyone have any more ideas I could try? Or any info on the source of the problem?

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 08:07 AM

Read this:

http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/datastore/detailre...urveynumber=244

I would try and download new drivers for the other network controller as this is probably the one giving you the problem. Just do a google or yahoo search for the Nvidia nForce Network Controller and it should bring up hits on where to download.
Does this look like an OldGrumpyBastard or what?




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