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Posted 20 December 2009 - 08:58 PM

Hello all again at bleeping computer

I have a Broadcom 802.11g network adapter in my hap pavilion dv8000 and it has recently stopped connecting to the internet. now any other day i would have simply thought the card was fried and whent out to get a new one but upon more investigating on my part i found that windows is still seeing it but not allowing it to connect to the internet and when i use windows troubleshooter it tells me to turn on or enable it using the wireless swithch and i have tried numerous time to do this and this does not do anything. :thumbsup:

Any suggestions anyone?
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Posted 20 December 2009 - 09:16 PM

What do you see in Device Manager?

Right-click My Computer, click Properties, click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 09:22 PM

Every thing looks fine like i said windows shows the device and i can configure it but i just can't connect to the internet windows won't let me also the computer freezes when i try to use the troubleshooter

Edited by computerxpds, 20 December 2009 - 09:36 PM.

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 11:46 PM

Not sure of your expreince so don't get insulted if if I start at the wrong point.
Go to Start/ Run type cmd, when the command prompt opens type ping 127.0.0.1 this is your computers loopback address for checking it's TCP/IP stack. Do you get a response?

Edited by ratchet48, 20 December 2009 - 11:49 PM.


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Posted 21 December 2009 - 10:06 AM

No your not offending me in any way and your not insulting me

Also just a thought could this be a problem in the driver for the card?

And I will try you sugestion when I get back home

and also I'm fairly good at computers more at the parts level or intenal and external parts and components and am fairly good with the operating sytems and the more advanced working of an operating system but this one just stumps me and it is weird.
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Posted 22 December 2009 - 11:50 AM

I figured out that bios had turned it off so I turned it back on and it started to drop it's connection

Anyone got some suggestions?
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Posted 22 December 2009 - 07:49 PM

No Tracking, what do you mean by
it started to drop it's connection

Did it connect?

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 07:06 PM

it connects and then about 15 min later it shows that it is no longer connected to the internet and i cant connect to the internet after that unless i restart the computer
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Posted 23 December 2009 - 08:17 PM

You have loaded the driver from Broadcom for you Network Interface Card right?

If so do you have the Broadcom Advanced Control Suite Icon in Control Panel?

You might use the Suite to check your NIC.

Edited by ratchet48, 23 December 2009 - 08:18 PM.


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Posted 21 February 2010 - 12:58 PM

This problem has been resolved.
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 01:24 PM

This problem has been resolved.


Glad to see that!

Can you please post what you did to resolve your problem so others can try your resolution?

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 01:29 PM

I think it was a driver problem but I'm not sure i was running on the Windows 7 RC and i got my hands on a full copy of windows and installed it, that was 1 month back and since then its been fine.
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 01:36 PM

I think it was a driver problem but I'm not sure i was running on the Windows 7 RC and i got my hands on a full copy of windows and installed it, that was 1 month back and since then its been fine.


Okay, glad to see everything is Okay now.

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