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Laptop not finding wireless networks anymore

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#1 CoolRanchTaco


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 06:59 PM

This problem happened to occur specifically after I had taken my laptop (HP Pavilion dv5000) to my friend's place & connected to their 4G hotspot.

Then I go home & at first my computer recognizes my network & connects but it's not working out. So I reset the router, as usual, & now my laptop isn't finding ANY networks. Obviously have tried resetting router, laptop, etc. multiple times. Going into the network settings in control panel not offering any help...

What's the dealio?

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#2 masher92


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Posted 30 May 2013 - 12:24 PM

Hi CoolRanchTaco,


Most laptops have a hardware switch to enable or disable the wireless.  To check this, there is usually an LED indicator for the wireless.  Can you see one on your laptop? I believe on HP laptops the LED shows blue if enabled or orange disabled.


It's been a while since I've seen a HP Pavilion DV5000 but I believe the wireless button just above the keyboard.


Can you confirm this buttons LED is blue ?

If it is orange, pushing the button should enable the wireless and turn the LED blue.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.


Thank you.

#3 CoolRanchTaco

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:46 PM

I hate to admit it...but that actually was the problem, I feel silly. Haha thanks for the 'technical support'.

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