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  1. sweethoney7777

    sweethoney7777 Thread Starter

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    I have two laptops in my home. My HP Pavilion dv2000 is the issue. I was on the internet and dropped my wireless signal, so I clicked on the (two small computers) at right bottom part of the screen. I clicked on Repair, then accidently pushed cancel. Afterwards it said my Hp wireless connection is disabled. I tried following the steps under "device management" or manage devices?? and can not find the icon/WLAN file to uninstall in order to reinstall as it suggested? It is really frustrating :eek:. I don't know what to do now. (I did not have an red x's or exclamation marks on any of the files) (a friend of mine suggested I look for that)
     
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    Go to - Control Panel - Network Connections
    Is the WLAN icon there?? if so, right click on the WLAN connection icon, select Enable
    OK
     
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    TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows Vista.

    Start, All Programs\Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.

    In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

    Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

    Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

    Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

    Reboot the machine.
     
  4. sweethoney7777

    sweethoney7777 Thread Starter

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    all it says under network connections is: 1394 connection and local area connection. I right clicked on both but neither one say that they are disabled.. i even disabled both in order to enable it back and there is no change.
     
  5. sweethoney7777

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    I see the command prompt. I will let you know if this works.. thanks.
     
  6. sweethoney7777

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    this may seem like a silly question, but when I enter the information as you have it, do I select Enter after each command or should i just put 1 space and go ahead with the next command?
     
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    Enter is the key on the right, the Enter key. :)
     
  8. sweethoney7777

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    after I typed the commands word for word, it says
    Invalid Parameter(s)
    RESET { SESSION }
    does that mean it worked, or it didnt?

    Not sure if it matters but I have Windows XP
     
  9. JohnWill

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    Funny, I assumed Vista. OOPS! :D

    Try this instead.


    TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2/SP3.

    Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

    In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

    Note: Type only the text in bold for the following commands.

    Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults, type: netsh int ip reset reset.log

    Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults, type: netsh winsock reset catalog

    Reboot the machine.
     
  10. sweethoney7777

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    Your Awesome!!!! long story short, I was not imputing my commands into the Administrator acct (I may have messed that up a long time ago and had to fix it) but thanks soooooooo much for your help.... Now I can rest my brain... (I have been freaking out) lol.. thanks again.
     
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    Glad we could assist. :)
     
  12. sweethoney7777

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    I thought the problem would be permanetly solved but it only works for about 5-10 min, and then the wireless device disables again.... not sure what is up. when I click on the wireless assistant it states that I need to go to Device Manager and find the device that needs to be enabled. But for some reason it is not there, I look under network adapter (which is where it used to be) then i do an expanded search and cant find it. also I search for an x's or exclamation points.. now this may be the issue? or related to it: I have an exclamation point on my "infrared port" and when I select it, it says an error has occured and the advice is to uninstall and resinstall.. and I have done that with no change... (ps: when I put in the reset commands, rebooted and brought the internet back up, while it worked for the 5-10 min the infrared port still had then exclamation point during that time too.) sorry so long of a message
     
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    Thanks, I figured I may need a new one. I will check the site offered.. thanks for everything.
     
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