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Laptop Wireless Not Working

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#1 ImSoWasted


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:45 AM


I just bought a second hand HP Pavilion dv6 NoteBook PC which I needed to load Windows 7 on when i got home. I noticed that when I tried to connect to my home wifi I couldn't becuase it didn't show up but I was able to connect to my mobile internet dongle. Is there anyway that I can connect to wireless networks?

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#2 Delta16


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 05:00 AM

Did you install the wifi driver ?


You can download it from the HP website.

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:40 AM

Is it a usb 3g dongle that is being referred to as 'mobile internet dongle'?


#4 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 07:09 PM

The wi-fi units in laptops can and do fail and as they are usually chips on the motherboard there isn't much you can do about them directly. A solution I have used very successfully is to put a USB wi-fi dongle in one of the USB ports. These are readily available, there are at least three or four different makes and umpteen different models ranging in price from about £UK 20 to £UK 50.


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