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Compaq Presario 2500 WLAN On/Off Button

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Compaq_Babe, Sep 28, 2003.

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  1. Compaq_Babe

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    Upgraded my Presario 2568 to WinXP, everything works, except the on/off button for the integrated wireless lan (front right side near blue LED and IR). This worked before the upgrade from XPhome. There is a heading under Start Menu called Utilities:

    Start Menu>Utilities>Wireless Configuration

    There is a dialogue box that opens, and says "The following devices are controlled by the wireless on/off button. Click an icon below to turn one device on or off."

    There is nothing in this list. Anyone know how to get the HP WLan 54g device listed in there?

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  2. Triple6

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    Have you gone to the HP website and download all the updated XP Device Drivers? You may also want to check the FAQ on that site to see if its a known issue.

    One last thing, Go into Control Panel -> System -> device manager and see if there's any missing drivers or errors.
     
  3. Compaq_Babe

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    Ok, I figured it out myself. Compaq Tech Support could not help, all they had to offer was a ROM update, or ship it to them for diagnostics. No thank you!!!

    I went thru all the software config settings, nothing found. Found an applet called Software Setup, one of the available options was Notebook Utilities, which I uniquely reinstalled.

    After a reboot, the HP 54g WLAN icon was now again present in the wireless configuration dialogue box, and the on/off button now works again, woohoo!!!

    P.S. Did find a nifty Wireless Utility on HP's site that didn't come with the laptop. It includes some cool meters, taskbar icon, and diagnostics.

    Broadcom HP 54g Wireless User Interface for XP

    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...p?locBasepartNum=hb-14629-1&lang=English+(US)
     
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