HP dv9443ca wireless not working

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myk

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Hello,

I have a HP dv9443ca laptop that orginally came with windows vista but I downgraded to Windows XP recently.

I have gotten all the drivers to work except for the wireless card to work.

I have contacted HP and they gave me the "motherboard needs to be replaced" answer.

Has anyone gotten the wireless to work with Windows XP?

Also, if anyone can point me in the right direction to resolve this issue, it would be really appreciated.

Thank you in advance
 

Triple6

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Here's the reason why they said the motherboard needs to be replaced: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c01300427#c01300427_dv94

HP put out some real junk there for a while and all they did was extend the warranty by a year.

Make sure to do the BIOS update to the latest version, it can help mitigate some of the problems and even prevent a complete failure.

But chances are if you just downgraded then what you need are the drivers for the system. Have you tried the Wireless driver from here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=228&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3457757

You also need the NVidia chipset drivers which you can try the version thats posted for Vista, some of the packs do actually include XP drivers and not just the Vista drivers. Or try the NForce4/6150 drivers from the NVidia site: http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce_winxp_15.26.html Install these before any other drivers.
 

myk

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Thanks Triple6.

I will try the NVidia chipset drivers to see if that helps.

I was aware of the recall but I wanted to see if there was any workaround or potential fix.

Thank you again for your help.
 
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