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HP dv6700 - WLAN driver issue when downgrading to XP

Hello there,

I am stranded here with an HP laptop while downgrading from Vista to XP Pro and hope that someone may have some input on what else i can do.

I have installed all the drivers successfully (with a lot of help of former posts of this forum), unless the WLAN driver.

I think i may have actually read almost all the responses on the HP dv6700 in this forum, and i have tried all the Broadcom drivers from the HP website, the Atheros 5007 driver (http://www.mediafire.com/?cfdzj3eaizt) that were recommended, as well as some more Intel Drivers (eventually, the Intel Device Detection Tool told me that it was no Intel device). Unfortunately all with negative results. None of the drivers want to work. :-(

So i am now hoping that someone may still have any idea of what kind of driver i should check out? As said, i think i ran out of any options.

Here's the laptop specifics:
HP Pavilion dv6700
s/n: CNF80722YC
p/n: GT812AV

Thanks a lot,
best regards
Torsten
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Re: HP dv6700 - WLAN driver issue when downgrading to XP

Do you have the Intel processor?If so it should be Intel Wireless.

If you have the AMD processor it could be Broadcom or Atheros.One thing to note on the Atheros,once installed the light stays orange in XP even though turned on and working.

If you have Intel machine try the driver below.Prerequisites
- Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1, or later, must be installed first.

Windows Installer 3.1:

http://tinyurl.com/9cg2y

Intel Wireless:

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp38001-38500/sp38439.exe
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Re: HP dv6700 - WLAN driver issue when downgrading to XP

Hello Cheryl G.

wow, what a quick reply. Thanks so much!

I have installed the Windows Installer 3.1 as well as the Chipset and all the other drivers. Everythings seems to work find and there remain only 2 devices uninstalled in the Device Manager ("Network Controller" and "Unknown Device" - not sure what the latter still could be). Also, there is an Intel Processor inside the Notebook. I just tried the link you sent to me, but it does not fit the device (had tried the driver also earlier) and the "Network Controller" is still not recognized in the Device Manager.

Any other idea?

Thanks again!
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Hmm,strange.I just checked your models pages and Intel Wireless driver is posted.Have you tried right click and Update Driver on the Network Controller?Or maybe even,Reove it and reboot to see if any change.

Is your wired LAN working?

Realtek LAN

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp38001-38500/sp38329.exe

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"Unknown"

Quick Launch_Requires .NET Framework 2.0 or later versions.

.Net Framework:

http://tinyurl.com/758p8

Quick Launch:

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp38001-38500/sp38171.exe

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You may need this,too.Not sure so just try the above first.

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp37501-38000/sp37799.exe
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Re: HP dv6700 - WLAN driver issue when downgrading to XP

I got it! For anyone else who may have the problem, here's how it got solved.

I opened the laptop and took out the card. it had a stamp BCM94312MCG on it. The thread
http://forums12.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?admit=109447627+1205384290606+28353475&...
gave me then the hint. Go to Dell's support pages and download from
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R174291&SystemID=L...
a 89MB package with drivers. Hit "install", then you get a message that none of the drivers fits the hardware. Go to the Device Manager and force the driver and everything works well. Now, the device reads in the Device Manager as "Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card".

Thanks again Cheryl G. for your help! :-)
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Well I have been having this problem all day long the funny thing is i also have a dv6700 and the model number is a dv6815nr bout the same as you have above i have built a duel boot system with xp and vista 64 bit you would think all thge vista drivers would be on their site but they are definitly not so if their is a hp tech out their be sure you see this problem if you go to the drivers and downloads site of the hp dv6815nr you will be first and four most missing the ateros driver witch i might add is the driver for this machine but it is not on the site ( sure is good i am a technition ) any way now i am trying to find the same atheros driver for the xp side of the laptop i already have it on the vista 64bit side

missing on dv6815nr drivers and downloads site

definitly missing the chipset what were you guys thinking ?

missing the atheros wireless driver only the braud com is their

I called hp and you know what they told me my laptop has a warrenty and they do not support upgrades


well they have half of their stuff missing on their site this is why i called them a fellow technition was trying to let them know they have alot missing even with what the laptop came with

any way if some one reads this let me know if their is a atheros 5007 802.11 b/g xp driver this is what i am looking for

And also looking for the remote control driver also

OHCI complient IEEE 1394 Host controler

that might be somthing different its a buss controller

any way i was doing this quickly sorry bout the spelling
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Ps I Have all the information of finding the chippset for the laptop and the wireless

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-57186-1&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&...〈=en

thats whare the vista driver is but when i install it on the xp side it didnt work it does show that it is installed but has a yellow question witch usuely means their s missing dll or inf some whare


right now all io have is hp exes but they all work

modem is sp4200 ( that must be manuely installed )



sp32883 is the blue tooth driver



34200 is the correct audio driver and the inf must be installed manuely these are all for xp


any questions just ask i am a fairly good technition and have done about 300 brand new machines all had vista i made every single laptop work on xp exept for this one witch i am going to keep lol
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The thread above did not work for me when i downloaded the the dell driver and even tried to force it it still will not work darn that sucks


Can any one else help
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Re: HP dv6700 - WLAN driver issue when downgrading to XP

Atheros AR5007 XP drivers:

http://www.mediafire.com/?cfdzj3eaizt
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Jeff

The OHCI complient IEEE 1394 Host controller error in DM is actually a BIOS/XP compatibilty problem.Reverting to F.28 usually fixes it.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/previousVersions?softwareitem=ob-59456-1&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&produ...〈=en
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peace to all. i have also the same problem

my dv6700 was downgraded from vista to xp

here's my remaining problem. the network wireless connection is still undetected.

i downloaded from the intel and hp site re: wireless fixes. it didnt worked.

>>> thanks to cheryl G for the big help by the way.

still one problem standing.thanks.
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peace again to all. same as dodo,

same problem re: disable network wlan connection and the wireless assistant is also disabled. cant override it.

here is my notebook details:

hp pavilion dv6700
p/n gt812av
s/n cnf 80735th

running intel.
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Re: HP dv6700 - WLAN driver issue when downgrading to XP

The athros link that you gave me does not seem to work it installs but has a explination mark it is the athros 5007 on the vista side though


OH I did want to say that the F28 for the bios update did work for sure so the only thing i have left on this great duel boot dv6815nr xp pro /vista ultimate 64bit laptop is the correct wireless driver on the xp pro side of the laptop

Thank you soo much for the help and i hope i Am able to help some one else i do this all the time


I succesfully made 2 dv9000s duel boot systems xp and vista 32 home premioum last month
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Jeff
When you installed the Atheros,did you do a drivers only install or the whole software package?
It has been found by some that the "drivers only" option works best in XP.
Though the wireless light will stay amber whether on or off,there is a reg hack posted on one thread here that fixes even that.

Atheros amber light fix:

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=160430015&blogID=359788250
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Alternate Atheros Ar5007:

http://www.atheros.cz/download.php?atheros=AR5006EG&system=1
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peace to all.

@ ms cheryl G.

was the two links you gave to jeff also applicable to me? atheros is for AMD right?

mine is running on intel. by the way, HP support emailed me and led me again to this thread. is this their way of telling me that this is the answer to my query and no alternative? my problem remains. is the HP building in buendia g puyat the right one to go, for laptop problems? thanks again

thanks CG for your help. indeed you really extend your hand for support.


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Re: HP dv6700 - WLAN driver issue when downgrading to XP

Hi,
Laptop Info:
HP Pavilion DV6748US with AMD processor.

I installed XP pro (down graded from Vista) on my HP laptop successfully but nothing is working. I went to HP website, got drivers and installed them but no help. As per device manager, all other devices have question mark.

The following are not working. I barely installed and can not use the system.
Ethernet,
Wireless,
Audio Devices,
Sd card reader,
and soft keys

Please help.
Thanks,
kmkanth.
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Well torsion I definitely will say you have allot of work to do but if you have the amd tl60 what chipset do you have?




and what video adaptor do you have I donâ t know where all I got them but I saved them in exes and can give you then numbers and then you can just research them



I have up pro on mine and what you are missing is the chipset once you get that you are getting closer to eking home free the video and the other stuff is easy to find


Hope you do not have the throes wireless receiver because still to this day I have not been able to successfully get the wireless working yet


Well NEXT TIME I AM GOING TO SAVE THE LINKS OF WHARE I GOT THESE BUT I GARRONTEE YOU THESE WILL WORK

HERE IS THE AUDIO

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-47284-1&lc=en&cc=us&product...

THE ABOVE LINK IS XP AUDIO AND YOU WILL HAVE TO DO MORE RESURCH ON IS THE QUICK HOW TO INSTALL IT BUT IT IS THE CORRECT ONE


SP38266 IS THE QUICK LAUNCH BUTTONS


http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_174.74.html

THAT WAS MY CHIPPSET YOU WILL HAVE TO SEE WHAT YOUR CHIPP SET IS


THE BEST THING TO DO IS GET EVERY DRIVER FIRST BEFORE YOU START A DUEL BOOT OR A DOWN GRADE IF YOU DID NOT DO THIS YOU ARE KIND OF GOING INTOO THE DARK ON FINDING DRIVERS BECAUSE YOU HAD THE NAMES OF THEM ALL


I DO KNOW I FOUND IT ON A COMPAQ SITE

SP34200 IS ANOTHER ADIO DRIVER YOU WILL NEED ANY OF THESE NUMBERS I GIVE YOU ARE DEFINITLY PROBLY WHAT YOU NEED IF YOU HAVE A AMD AND A GE FORCE 7150M VIDIO


33742 is the data fax modem

Well itâ s acutely hard to like explain this but really all you do is Google what driver you have and just have up on the side of what you are looking for and you will be able to find it for sure

The audio is going to have to be manually installed or it will never work ever

I got some of them from here
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7587_102-0.html?forumID=69&threadID=271360&messageID=2699006#2699006

Some from here

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=228&lc=en&cc=us&product=1842189&dlc=en


This will be how you fix the audio

http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/bizsupport/questionanswer.do?admit=109447626+120994322672...


I have done like 7 of these dv9000s and 6000s and 2000s and every one of them can be done for sure

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-53245-1&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&...

Just do allot of goggling and lurching donâ t give up and the drivers do not just fall in your laptop you will be lurching for them


I do want to say and ask why you did not want windows vista

I have the 64 bit version and it ions faster than the up 32 bit side of the duel boot machine I have
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KM Kanth

For the majority of these late model AMD machines,the Chipset,graphics,wireless and Audio drivers posted on Jonah's site work.

http://www.fastfs.com/help_pages/hp%20downgrade.htm

Still need Quick Launch and the Broadcom driver 'if'you have it rather than Atheros.


Atheros Ar5007:

http://www.atheros.cz/download.php?atheros=AR5006EG&system=1

Broadcom Wireless:

http://tinyurl.com/24nau2


.Net Framework:

http://tinyurl.com/758p8


HP Quick Launch(requires.NET):

http://tinyurl.com/5om4px


Actually,a few of your XP drivers work in XP_Synaptics,Ricoh Card Reader,Modem and Fingerprint Device to name a few.


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You may have Broadcom,,have you tried the driver above?
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peace Cheryl G.

i tried broadcom but not this update..

whoa!!! it worked!

your indeed heaven sent.. how can i rate the posts...i've been wondering where is the buttons to rate the post!

thanks CG! i'll try to observe this the whole day. i thought going to HP was the only option. thanks again!

gbu
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You're welcome doybins,glad you finally have it working.
Only the originator of a thread can submit points_but thanks for the gesture.
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oh then thanks to Dodo. it was a big help because when i looked it up on the searches at google, it led me to this thread for the N time. :) thanks guys.gbu
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AWWW thats soo sad do i get any good recognition???


did any use the info i gave on this postings ????


just wondering CAUSE I SEEM TO THINK I WAS ALOT OF HELP MAYBEE NOT


PS I AM GOING TO TRY THAT ATHROES DRIVER CAUSE I STILL DO NOT HAVE IT RUNNING YET


DID ANY ONE TRY THE CHIPPSET MAYBEE THE AUDIO LINK I GAVE ON THIS EREA ??


just wondering if ny one used what i put in their or if i am a dumb ass ?
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thanks also jeff also for your inputs. and to all the thread contributors. :) thanks.
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