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Laptop Wireless Problems

Discussion in 'Networking' started by folks, Oct 6, 2008.

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  1. folks

    folks Thread Starter

    Oct 5, 2008
    I bought an HP Pavilion dv5 laptop that worked fine for awhile, but shortly afterward the wireless stopped working correctly. It doesn't always find wireless networks and the wireless icon on the touch pad is orange (disabled), pressing it does not change it to blue (enabled). To get it to work I have to restart the laptop until it turns blue, which is annoying when I just need to check something quickly on the internet.

    I looked in the device manager and there is an exclamation point icon which says the wireless device could not be started (Code 10, sometimes 43). The card is an Atheros AR5009.

    It happens while I'm at home, and anywhere on campus. So it can't be my wireless connection.

    I have been living with this problem but it is quite annoying.

    How can I fix this?

  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Contact HP, there has been a run of bad wireless issues, and they have an extended warranty to cover the issue.
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