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13-May-2009, 04:10 PM #1
Solved: WLAN Disabled or removed?
I have two laptops in my home. My HP Pavilion dv2000 is the issue. I was on the internet and dropped my wireless signal, so I clicked on the (two small computers) at right bottom part of the screen. I clicked on Repair, then accidently pushed cancel. Afterwards it said my Hp wireless connection is disabled. I tried following the steps under "device management" or manage devices?? and can not find the icon/WLAN file to uninstall in order to reinstall as it suggested? It is really frustrating . I don't know what to do now. (I did not have an red x's or exclamation marks on any of the files) (a friend of mine suggested I look for that)
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13-May-2009, 05:51 PM #2
Go to - Control Panel - Network Connections
Is the WLAN icon there?? if so, right click on the WLAN connection icon, select Enable
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13-May-2009, 06:25 PM #3
TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows Vista.

Start, All Programs\Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.
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13-May-2009, 06:26 PM #4
all it says under network connections is: 1394 connection and local area connection. I right clicked on both but neither one say that they are disabled.. i even disabled both in order to enable it back and there is no change.
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13-May-2009, 06:35 PM #5
I see the command prompt. I will let you know if this works.. thanks.

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13-May-2009, 07:17 PM #6
this may seem like a silly question, but when I enter the information as you have it, do I select Enter after each command or should i just put 1 space and go ahead with the next command?
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13-May-2009, 07:20 PM #7
Enter is the key on the right, the Enter key.
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13-May-2009, 07:23 PM #8
after I typed the commands word for word, it says
Invalid Parameter(s)
RESET { SESSION }
does that mean it worked, or it didnt?

Not sure if it matters but I have Windows XP
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13-May-2009, 07:39 PM #9
Funny, I assumed Vista. OOPS!

Try this instead.


TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2/SP3.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

Note: Type only the text in bold for the following commands.

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults, type: netsh int ip reset reset.log

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults, type: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reboot the machine.
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13-May-2009, 09:20 PM #10
Your Awesome!!!! long story short, I was not imputing my commands into the Administrator acct (I may have messed that up a long time ago and had to fix it) but thanks soooooooo much for your help.... Now I can rest my brain... (I have been freaking out) lol.. thanks again.

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14-May-2009, 10:06 AM #11
Glad we could assist.
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14-May-2009, 07:02 PM #12
I thought the problem would be permanetly solved but it only works for about 5-10 min, and then the wireless device disables again.... not sure what is up. when I click on the wireless assistant it states that I need to go to Device Manager and find the device that needs to be enabled. But for some reason it is not there, I look under network adapter (which is where it used to be) then i do an expanded search and cant find it. also I search for an x's or exclamation points.. now this may be the issue? or related to it: I have an exclamation point on my "infrared port" and when I select it, it says an error has occured and the advice is to uninstall and resinstall.. and I have done that with no change... (ps: when I put in the reset commands, rebooted and brought the internet back up, while it worked for the 5-10 min the infrared port still had then exclamation point during that time too.) sorry so long of a message
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14-May-2009, 09:10 PM #13
I'm guessing the wireless adapter is flaky if it's disappearing from Device Manager.

Note that HP has an extended warranty on some laptops due to failing wireless adapters, you might want to check their site and see if yours is listed.


http://www.pcmech.com/article/big-pr...ion-notebooks/
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Thanks, I figured I may need a new one. I will check the site offered.. thanks for everything.
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