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WLAN Internal Hardware not detected


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#1 kellan6

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 11:33 PM

My wireless-g internal adapter has shut off and is going unnoticed in my Computer. It does not show up in my Device Manager, or in the Add Hardware wizard. This has been going on for months now, and I've had to live with a slow Wireless-G USB adapter. Please ask any questions necessary to help me. Thank you!

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Compaq Presario F730US Notebook PC
Windows XP Pro SP3

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 10:37 AM

Does Device Manager reflect the internal WLAN as either an installed device or a device requiring a driver?

Does Device Manager reflect the USB device properly?

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 02:53 PM

1)It doesn't even show up in the device manager.

2)Yes it does.

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 03:12 PM

I'd say that your onboard WLAN is dead...no recognition of any sort.

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 02:54 PM

Your laptop came with Vista and you need to have been very careful in the "downgrade" to XP process or this is one of the side effects. There is a physical button on most HP/Compaq's which disables the wireless and I think you need to find the button manager driver for your model so it will work properly.
You should also use the PN number on the bottom of the system rather than the model as there are several possible flavors of F730. That number always ends in #ABA; but, then links to the actual production run of your system.
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Posted 04 October 2009 - 08:13 PM

Taken from the wireless radio thread at the top of this forum.

Compaq Armada Services - No Built-in Wireless for this model
Compact presario - Button on the Back
Compact presario M2000 - Button above the keyboard (antenna icon on button)

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