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heather reed
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Registered: ‎03-03-2010
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I can't connect to wireless internet on my laptop

My laptop was connected to the wireless network until Sunday. Now all of a sudden it doesn;t connect to the wireless network and it doesnt show that we have a wireless network anywhere in sight.. how can i get it to ask if i want to connect to the wireless network
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Glyn Faulding
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Registered: ‎08-05-2008
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Re: I can't connect to wireless internet on my laptop

Is the wireless card enabled? You can check by going into Control Panel> network connections also what model is the laptop have you accidentally switched the card off via an external switch?
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heather reed
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Registered: ‎03-03-2010
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Re: I can't connect to wireless internet on my laptop

There is no wireless card and theres no external switch. its an HP 6715b
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Mike Milleson
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Registered: ‎09-05-2006
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Re: I can't connect to wireless internet on my laptop

Hello Heather,
Actually a better forum for this would be the laptop forum but I'll try to help. There could be multiple reasons for your wireless problem. It could be on the laptop side or it could be on the wireless access point side. So a few questions
1. Is the wireless you are trying to connect to at your work or home? And can other connect to it?
2. If this is wireless at home have you tried to reboot the wireless device?
3. Will your notebook computer see and connect to other wireless access points?
4. What operating system are you running? XP, Vista, Windows 7?

Mike
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puertorican23
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Registered: ‎05-23-2013
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Re: I can't connect to wireless internet on my laptop

I have the same problem :( 

 

we have 3 laptops at home, the other 2 work just fine, the other 2 are DELL

this one is HP of course that's why i'm here 

 

the model is HP pavilion  dv6 3025dx

 

my mom dropped it about 3 months ago, just saying

no spills

 

it can't connect to the internet at all, no wifi appears, not ours, not the neighor, nothing, there is a red X

AND yes we did check if the wifi button was working but the light still red not white like it's supposed to

 

it's Windows 7

 

my dad told me it's a driver problem so he told me to download 2 and we tried to install it, and we did unistall before doing that, it didn't work and he's pretty good with laptops so it was surprising he couldn't help me with this

 

so now i have no idea what to do or where to start, i don't have a flashdrive but i do have a cd so if i need to download something i could just save it there, can i do that? i did it before but i didn't work .

 

my mom threw away all the cds that came with this laptop, i hope i don't have to lose all the pics that are in the laptop but if that's what it takes then go ahead. thank you, please help :) 

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puertorican23
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Registered: ‎05-23-2013
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Re: I can't connect to wireless internet on my laptop

what driver should i download? the touchpad is working fine and the webcam too

 

the only problem is i can't connect to the internet and no network appears

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stevor
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Registered: ‎08-14-2014
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Re: I can't connect to wireless internet on my laptop

I am using a cable to our modem  to get on right now but can't get on through WIFI, which works because another computer is connected to it at this very moment. I "added" our local wifi and that didn't work. I get the message "wireless capability turned off". I have no idea of how to turn it on on this EliteBook 8460P laptop.

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jay1028
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Registered: ‎08-20-2014
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Re: I can't connect to wireless internet on my laptop

stevor,

 

I have an 8460p also and my wifi works fine.

 

Try this:

Open Device Manager

Scroll down to Network adapters

Double click on Network Adapters

You should see two Intel listings

Right click on Intel Centrino(R) Advanced-N6205

If you see Enable in the list, click on it and it wil turn on the internal wifi card.

 

Hope this helps.

 

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Mandy_S
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Registered: ‎08-26-2014
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Re: I can't connect to wireless internet on my laptop

Hi, adding to that i request you to do bios defaults which might resolve the issue. Below are the steps:

1. Perform a Restore Defaults in BIOS using the steps provided below and check for the occurrence of the issue.

a. Enter the BIOS by restarting the notebook and pressing the F10 key when you see HP logo screen.

b. Select the ‘File’ tab and then choose ‘Restore Defaults’.

c. Select ‘Yes’ to restore the BIOS to its default settings.

Although I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP

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