Another Wireless Issue

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Bman, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    I have my friends new Dell laptop

    I removed the bluetooth software as well as the HP Wireless Assist. Because I have removed those before without issue, and are not needed. After doing so, i lost connection.

    Can't connect at all, so I reinstalled those 2 things. But I still can't connect, I see my network, along with others, but its like it doesn't even try to connect. I am starting to really hate wireless internet. I tryed repairing and all the normal tricks.

    I have gone through all the drivers, settings, applications, it should be working. Ideas? Hopefully this is one of those things where I post the question and i fix it, but if not, please help!
     
  2. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    have you tried windows own built in wireless? I hate dells as they tend to mess with drivers so you can only use the ones from their site
     
  3. Bman

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    Yea I have it set so windows manages the connections and all that, no luck. (And oops, i said dell? I mean't HP)

    The weird part is both the HP Wireless Assist and the Bluetooth tool are not needed for internet use, and I have removed them before.
     
  4. Dark Atheist

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    try reinstalling the drivers from hps site, or if it has an intel wireless card grab the latest proset from them.

    See if that makes any difference, or if its one of those laptops with a switch for the wireless you have made sure its switch to on i assume ;)
     
  5. falconguard

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    check the bios to enable the wireless drivers manually. There is that option under bios.
     
  6. Dark Atheist

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    run the hp health check program, and reinstall what ever it suggest needs updating or installing
     
  7. Bman

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    I began to have some major issues, things not loading, computer slow.

    So I am just reformatting and reinstalling.

    Thanks guys.
     
  8. Bman

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    Fresh install, ran the disc with all the drivers.

    Still nothing. I can't f*cking stand this crap. Seriously XP and Wireless is a NO NO!
     
  9. Dark Atheist

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    im guessing this is with xp sp3 which should have all the updated wpa2 patched in it, have you tried using the wired connection to get all the updates from hp site? maybe there is something there that will aid you
     
  10. Bman

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    Well the laptop is like brand new, drivers should be fairly new, and plus nothing would be that new where my drivers would not allow it to work.

    I did try a wired connection, and 2 things in the Device Manager won't install, but they aren't related to internet.
     
  11. Bman

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    So I installed all possible programs and drivers, downloaded latest and tried those.

    I have reformatted and still no luck.

    So I just went and installed Windows 7 Ultimate RTM on it, and it still won't connect to any wireless network. So clearly it's not a driver issue, or program issue because it can detect networks. How can I test to see if the hardware is broken (even though I had it working originally for about an hour).

    See when I first booted it up (had xp) it did it's first fun, and I was doing all the things I needed, for about an hour or 2, once I removed 2 applications like I stated in the original post, it stopped working, but as I stated with reformatted and reinstalling all drivers and such, clearly that was not the cause.

    Ideas at all?
     
  12. American Zombie

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    Have you looked in the router logs to see why the laptop is being rejected?
     
  13. Bman

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    I didn't look at the logs, but I did change a setting.

    I set it from mac filtering, to 100% open. I have had it set so that it uses the filter of mac addresses only, except that every other laptop that came in the house could use it anyways. For some reason this one needed to be added, very weird.