07-20-2006 04:30 AM
07-20-2006 12:16 PM
Surely there is a program concerning wireless connection! What OS are you using?
In XP, you can instruct Windows to manage wireless networks by selecting My network places properties, and then the properties of the wireless connection, second tab.
I'm assuming that your wireless card shows up in device manager.
07-21-2006 01:37 AM
07-22-2007 03:12 AM
For me the following works:
1. You run into the "wireless is gone" situation, e.g. after automatic Standby.
2. Now disable WLAN manually (switch off using the WiFi button).
3. Force Standby (close the case and wait until all lights after off, which may take some seconds).
4. Switch on the WLAN button again.
5. Afterwards (not before) open the case again and press some button in order to wake up the notebook again.
WLAN will be back.
10-31-2007 04:29 AM
Since the end of June 2007, Iâ ve had nothing but problems with this laptop. First, the video started failing. Long story short, I sent it in to HP for service. Two weeks later I received the device back with a resolution that the motherboard was replaced â due to excessive heat. When I received the machine back from HP and booted it up, I experienced the same symptoms (as if tech support did nothing â fix or test). I called back HP and had the machine returned to the service center for repair. Three weeks and several phone calls latter, I received the device back stating that the memory was replaced. Booted up the machine and the machine would freeze after ~60 minutes of use. After going through the basic troubleshooting process with the Technician yet again, I was eventually was able to convince HP to take back the machine. Three weeks later, I received the machine back stating that the processor was replaced. The machine worked fine up until this past weekend (10/28) when the wireless card disappeared.
When I called HP regarding this, they responded that I was out of warrantee. Byeâ ¦..
01-12-2008 09:16 AM
01-19-2008 03:21 PM
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01-31-2008 09:36 AM
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09-03-2008 08:40 AM
I've updated the BIOS and reinstalled the driver but it's still broken.
It had been working OK for about 8 months but we've moved abroad and I'm not going to put it in the post.
It works OK with an Ethernet cable. I may buy a USB wireless adapter but I'm not so sure about buying another Compaq.
03-01-2009 09:52 PM
Flashing your BIOS to the latest release is crucial because it enhances your system's capabilities and helps it to detect newer devices and components. Very often in the latest BIOS flashes manufacturers apply a series of bug fixes.
Go to http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/support.html, select your PC specification and the winflash that suits ur processor and O.S.
It worked for me!!
03-02-2009 06:27 AM
It has worked twice in the last few months for a short time after a reboot but it's not consistent so I doubt that it's software, I think the card itself is faulty.
I'm now using a D-Link USB adapter which works fine. The rest of the machine seems OK too touch wood....
03-06-2009 08:30 AM
Someone from HP must know what's going on, what's the point of them hosting this forum?
My advice would be just to get a USB adapter.
04-09-2009 07:10 PM
04-10-2009 08:41 AM
I'd say that the faulty wireless card is just a symptom of the machine's general poor build quality.
I liked my Presario but I won't be buying any more Compaq equipment.
04-10-2009 09:50 AM
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04-15-2009 06:21 AM
06-14-2009 05:57 AM
Since this is clearly a pervasive issue (mine is a tx1417cl) I would have thought that customers would get the kind of service that Mr Shank expected and received.
Not sure what to do next. I don't think that HP is playing fair with this issue.
06-14-2009 09:49 AM
They only replace the mother boards (NVIDIA chip is in MB) of the laptops that have AMD processors not ones with Intel. And only certain model numbers too.
Losing your wireless is only the first step of the NVIDIA GPU going bad. Next it will be the display. See this huge thread about the NVIDIA GPU problems.
06-17-2009 06:27 AM
1) that there were "not enough" ("not enough" - like "enough" is left undefined) complaints about this pervasive problem and therefore a recall has not been issued; and
2) that three large threads on this HP sponsored website (and other forums on the internet - try google) detailing this particular HP problem did not constitute a concern for HP; and
2) that a repair would cost $400 and a small discount would be offered as my computer was purchased in January 2008.
I have purchased a Belkin 802.11g netwpork adaptor, installed the software and am running wirelessly for around $30.
07-13-2009 10:52 PM