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How To Connect To Wireless Network?

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  1. bizwiz2

    bizwiz2 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I have an HP Pavilion zx5369cl laptop with Windows XP home. I would like to be able to access the internet wirelessly.

    When I go to network connections, choose properties on the wireless connection, & then select Wireless networks tab, there is one wireless network listed (named korea) and it is supposed to connect automatically when available. When I click on View Wireless Networks, it says none were found in range. However, korea network is also on my desk top & it says the signal is strong & I am able to connect on my desk top.


    On my laptop it says to check if the wireless network switch is on or off. Where do I find that switch?

    In related issue, if I change locations with my laptop, might I have to use a network other than korea? If so, how do I install another wireless network?

    Thanks.
     
  2. TerryNet

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    I think that older HP Pavilions had the wireless switch above the left side of the keyboard. Also, there may be a WLAN Assistant that over-rides the physical switch. I have a Pavilion from 2007 that has a slide switch on the front of the laptop and one from 2010 that has a pressure switch above the right side of the keyboard.
     
  3. bizwiz2

    bizwiz2 Thread Starter

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    OK, thanks. I found the switch. It's above the keyboard--right above the f8 key.

    I connected to the wireless network but it says I have limited or no connectivity. It says to click "repair" to try to establish full connectivity. When I do that, it goes through the steps of disconnecting & reconnecting & then gets hung up on "renewing IP address." It finally gives up & says that it could not complete that action. Any ideas of what I can do?
     
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    It sounded in your initial post that you may have a profile for that wireless network. If so, delete the profile and try again to connect to the network.

    If still failing install, or reinstall, the latest wireless driver from HP's web site.
     
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