For example, if the channel is set to 6, select channel 1 and save. Please try again shortly. Connect the computer directly to the network By connecting the computer directly to the network router using an Ethernet cable, you determine if the connection problem is with the router settings or with the wireless signal. I always use the ethernet port instead of the USB port. A window might open prompting you for a password or push button connect actions depending on the type of security you are using. Wait till the router completes the startup and all available LED lights are steady. By default, the HP Wireless Assistant is configured to display a wireless connection on icon , or wireless connection off icon in the Windows system tray.

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The detailed windows are: G5 means generation 5, this G5 is one of my all time favorite laptops. If no wireless connection icon displays, the software driver is either missing or corrupted.

If these steps do not work, refer to the user guide that came with your router. Once you determine the name of your network device you can perform a search for these drivers.

Perform a Microsoft System Restore If netwodk are unable to resolve the issue of a wireless connection that worked previously, but now is unable to connect, performing a system restore may be the final option. Answered on Jul 17, How to Display Network Icons If your network icons are not appearing in the system tray, you should perform the following: The new j7170n needs at least a W power supply and that is what I find in the specs.


To determine what network it is connected to, and to select the network you want, do the following:.

HP PCs – Troubleshooting wireless network and Internet (Windows Vista)

Read user’s manual – no explanation. If the computer and router are in the same physical area, you may want to reduce the signal strength to save battery. Otherwise, use another method to find and update the driver or go to the next step to continue troubleshooting. Download latest XP version of Help and Support. Verify the computer is connected to the desired network When the computer detects a wireless network, if it has ever been connected to the network, it will attempt to re-establish the connection.

Changing your wireless environment Environment can greatly impact the effectiveness of your wireless network. Download and install those. When choosing a location, minimize the amount of solid objects between them, especially electronic devices and metal objects.

If problems persist, continue to the next step. Install updated WLAN Driver and BIOS If no wireless connection icon displays within 15 to 30 seconds after enabling the wireless network, or if a Windows Device not Found error message displays, the software driver may be missing or corrupted.

HP PCs – Troubleshooting wireless network and Internet (Windows Vista) | HP® Customer Support

If the computer has both Bluetooth and WiFi and one of them is turned off or the device is disabled, the light glows amber. However, the icons can be set to not display. After the network adapter name displays in Device Manager, close Device Manager, and then restart the computer.


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The indicator light does not glow at all when power to the device is turned off. Click on Update Driver.

It is also possible for a connection to appear to be correct, but not actually exist. The name of the network to which you are connecting should be listed under Available wireless networks. Reset and reconfigure the router. Connect the computer directly to the modem By connecting the computer directly to the ISP or DSL modem using an Ethernet cable, you will determine if a signal is being received from the Internet Service Provider.

Verify the status of the wireless network devices. Minimize interference and move the computer closer to the router. To verify or change the security information needed to connect to a network, or to add a new network, click Properties to open the Association tab of the Properties window.

It might take a few seconds for the connection to become enabled. Not all HP notebook PCs are configured with an integrated wireless networking device.

Power supply green light on! DO NOT select and re-connect to a network in the list of available networks.