01-12-2009 07:27 AM
I know that my internet and wireless router are working properly as I can still connect using a different laptop.
Does anyone know what may be occuring here and how I can connect wirelessly again? How can I make the computer see the original wireless network adapter again?
Thanks for any help you can give,
01-12-2009 08:42 AM
If so, are you using WPA-PSK security? If that's the case then change it to WEP and then try again. My 6715s won't recognize WPA-PSK anymore.
If you cannot see the wireless net anymore then either the BIOS settings got corrupted and the wifi is no longer enabled or the wifi card is defective in which case go and buy another MiniPCI card and replace the one you have. It is next to the RAM slot on the underside of the laptop.
01-12-2009 09:17 PM
Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Information. Next, on the left side of the System Information window, click on the "+" sign next to Components, followed by the "+" sign next to Network. Then select Adapter. Wait till the information loads, then...
Scroll down the list on the right hand side and look for information on your wireless adapter. When you find it, it will look something like the information in the attached image for my nw8000.
There may be information here that tells you the status of your adapter and its driver(s). If you can't find a WLAN adapter here, yours probably is dead.
Caution: If you have to replace the wireless adapter, you will probably be better off getting it from HP. Intel versions with the same part number do not work properly for reasons only HP can justify.
06-08-2009 04:29 AM
I have exact same problem where the WLAN card randomly disappeared, and can no longer be recognized by XP.
I checked BIOS, the card is enabled. There's nothing in the Control Panel and furthermore when scanning for new hardware, XP doesn't find it.
Am thinking the card may have gone bad, but can't understand how it could just randomly happen........
06-21-2009 07:54 AM
Just received a replacement card, put that one in - still nothing.
I also updated the BIOS to latest as well as re-installed the drivers. Nothing...
I'm now trying all the latest Windows Updates to see if this thing will come back.
06-22-2009 11:07 PM
Interesting, whenever I boot it with Linux, the card always works. Always. Please, can anyone advise how to make the card work all the time?
06-23-2009 06:52 AM
Of course, I've reseated the WLAN card, even replaced it, nothing. I'm begining to think this is an OS thing.
06-23-2009 08:49 AM
So much for HP products.
06-23-2009 06:17 PM
06-26-2009 12:47 PM
Using a more reasonable approach, you might try these things, one at a time, to see if there's any relief from your problems:
1. Reset BIOS to the factory default settings, save and exit.
2. Look in System Properties to see if the adapter appears there. See the instructions and the attachment I included in a previous post in this thread. Report back if it shows up there but nowhere else.
3. If the wireless adapter does appear in Device Manager, uninstall it and *let Windows find the driver for it.*
4. Unplug all external devices and remove any media from chip readers. In particular, remove the Ethernet cable if you have one plugged in.
5. Earlier, I suggested removing the WLAN module cover plate and leaving it off. If there's a foil or metal label on the inside of the cover plate, it *may* cause a problem with the RF circuits on the WLAN module by detuning the center frequency. This was the case with at least one model of notebook.
6. If you're using the Intel Wireless Assistant, ditch it and use the Windows interface. I've seen more than one system that had connection problems when using the essentially unnecessary Wireless Assistant.