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Wireless driver problem - XP home

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#1 minnehaha


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Posted 09 February 2010 - 10:23 PM

I received a used laptop (Compaq Evo N610C) that has Windows XP Home installed. The Wireless Adapter is Wireless LAN MultiPort W200. I believe I have all the current drivers.

When I try to connect to a wireless network, I am unable to get the system to search for it. It appears to only search for the previous owner's network. That is by using the Compaq software.

When I try to enable Windows to control my wireless settings it BSOD's every time.

Any suggestions?

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#2 ratchet48


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Posted 10 February 2010 - 06:45 AM

This sounds like a WLAN adapter driver problem. Have you opened the HP wireless utility and turned it off. Should be a check box, to either let HP manage or let windows manage.

Check your driver version in Device Manager.

Lastest from Compaq is (1 Nov 2004).

You might also check Event Viewer, you can sort events by clicking on tabs, date time.

Edited by ratchet48, 10 February 2010 - 06:47 AM.

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