Why no wireless network showing

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have a HP Compaq notebook running windows XP and for the last few weeks
    have been going to places where there is free WIFI network hotspots, but My
    computer will not recognise any wireless connections. The same message"There
    are no wireless networks available". i try to repar connec tion but nothing
    happens. What am I missing here? Surely I dont need a wireless card because
    its built in so why will no network connection show up. What configurations
    do I have to make with my comp. Its so frustration and I unable to get
    support from seller . (Original HP retailer) because I am in another country
    and they will not allow even email support in my language when I try to enter
    my various original purchase numbers, can someone at Microsoft or a member of
    our group help please/.. I have HP Compaq nx 6325, Windows XP...Thanks
    Guest, Mar 12, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    Please check if there is a little switch or button somewhere on the laptop
    that turns the wireless radio ON. Until turned ON, it won't work.
    What if you just email them in English like here?
    Guest, Mar 12, 2007
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  3. Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Mar 12, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    Depending on wether or not your HP Laptop came with the 802.11B drivers only
    ,it may be required that you download the 802.11G Downloadable driver from
    HP to allow your WI-FI work with the available "WI-FI Hotspots" in your
    area, they are free to D/Load at HP.
    I Quit HP and use Tosh.
    Good Luck
    Guest, Mar 13, 2007
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    Mark Simpson Guest

    I'm having exactly the same issue at home. When I turn on my HP Compaq Presario laptop it is intitially saying that no network is available. If I then move the laptop to right beside the wireless router, it finds the network and connects. I can then move the laptop back to where it was originally, where it tells me the signal strength is excellent.

    I have updated the wireless adaptor drivers, and it's made no difference. This was happening very occasionally until about 2 weeks ago; now it happens every time.

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    Mark Simpson, Mar 28, 2007
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    Bob Lucas Guest

    I have experienced similar problems from time to time. The problem may
    (or may not) be related to the default IP address, that your laptop has
    allocated to the connection.

    I found the following "workaround" usually works.

    Right click on the wireless networking icon (on notification area of the
    taskbar) and click on "View wireless networks". Then click on "refresh
    network list". This usually forces the laptop to detect all networks in
    range. If your laptop still does not detect any networks, right click
    on the icon and select the "Repair" option.

    If the wireless networking icon is missing from your taskbar, you can
    access these menus via Control Panel / Network Connections.

    If neither of these suggestions works, you may have a hardware problem
    with your laptop or router.
    Bob Lucas, Mar 28, 2007
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