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Missing wireless network icon

Discussion in 'Networking' started by bhinds, Jul 3, 2012.

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  1. bhinds

    bhinds Thread Starter

    Jul 3, 2012
    My HP laptop crashed due to a bad HD. I replaced the HD and installed Windows XP professional. Everything seems to work fine except I have no wireless network connection icon on the Network Connections screen - hence I can't connect to my wi-fi. Since the hardware is unchanged except for the HD, I must be missing some firmware or software - like a driver. Or possibly a bad setting in the SSID or something? I have installed SP2 and SP3. What can I do to correct this problem?
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Probably what you need to do is, as you suggest, install some drivers--at least the wireless. Download them from HP's web site. Check in Device Manager to see what you are missing.
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