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No WiFi HP Pavilion dv6000

Discussion in 'Notebooks' started by Bob Villa, May 11, 2010.

  1. Bob Villa

    Bob Villa Flightless Bird

    It has the BroadCom PCI-e card and doesn't show in the Device Mgr. as
    being there. Nothing in the BIOS to turn it on and front switch does
    nothing.
    Any thoughts would be appreciated, thanks.
    bob
     
  2. BillW50

    BillW50 Flightless Bird

    In
    news:fc0cf526-3c64-4ff4-9244-f32a112d0f58@a34g2000yqn.googlegroups.com,
    Bob Villa typed on Tue, 11 May 2010 07:37:39 -0700 (PDT):
    > It has the BroadCom PCI-e card and doesn't show in the Device Mgr. as
    > being there. Nothing in the BIOS to turn it on and front switch does
    > nothing.
    > Any thoughts would be appreciated, thanks.
    > bob


    What OS are you running there Bob? If you are running Windows, I suppose
    you tried to use detect new hardware, eh? Sometimes Windows can get
    broken. So you have at least two options to try.

    1) Reinstall Windows

    2) Run Linux Ubuntu Live version from a CD and see if the wireless is
    detected.

    If neither one of these works, it sure sounds like a bad wireless card
    to me. They do go bad sometimes.

    --
    Bill
    Gateway M465e ('06 era) - Windows XP SP3
     
  3. Bob Villa

    Bob Villa Flightless Bird

    On May 11, 9:50 am, "BillW50" <Bill...@aol.kom> wrote:
    > Innews:fc0cf526-3c64-4ff4-9244-f32a112d0f58@a34g2000yqn.googlegroups.com,
    > Bob Villa typed on Tue, 11 May 2010 07:37:39 -0700 (PDT):
    >
    > > It has the BroadCom PCI-e card and doesn't show in the Device Mgr. as
    > > being there.  Nothing in the BIOS to turn it on and front switch does
    > > nothing.
    > > Any thoughts would be appreciated, thanks.
    > > bob

    >
    > What OS are you running there Bob? If you are running Windows, I suppose
    > you tried to use detect new hardware, eh? Sometimes Windows can get
    > broken. So you have at least two options to try.
    >
    > 1) Reinstall Windows
    >
    > 2) Run Linux Ubuntu Live version from a CD and see if the wireless is
    > detected.
    >
    > If neither one of these works, it sure sounds like a bad wireless card
    > to me. They do go bad sometimes.
    >
    > --
    > Bill
    > Gateway M465e ('06 era) - Windows XP SP3


    Sorry, Vista and I don't have the recovery DVD...but I think there is
    a recovery partition.
    Thanks,
    bob
     

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