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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Posted (5 years 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

Hey all,

Suddenly my networking capabilities on my HP notebook died. Wireless doesn't work, even tried wired directly into my DSL modem and still won't acknowledge a network.

I'm assuming the network cards on laptops are integrated into motherboards?

That being the case, probably need a new motherboard? Does anybody know a ballpark cost for a new motherboard plus install? If it's over $350 I'll probably just buy a new laptop.


Thanks!


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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2005 times:
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Quoting VonRichtofen (Thread starter):
Suddenly my networking capabilities on my HP notebook died. Wireless doesn't work, even tried wired directly into my DSL modem and still won't acknowledge a network.

Happened to my company laptop. Just brought it to the guys who fix this, waited 6 weeks and now it is working 

Quoting VonRichtofen (Thread starter):
If it's over $350 I'll probably just buy a new laptop.

I guess so. I don't know how old your laptop is, but nowadays decent ones aren't too expensive anymore, especially in Canada Big grin

wilco737

[Edited 2009-08-24 14:39:43]


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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1992 times:

Hi Wilco,

My laptop is two years old. In Canada I can get a brand new one with better hardware specs for around $600-$700. Might be better just to get a new one.



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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1992 times:
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Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 2):
My laptop is two years old.

Well, for computer friggin' old Big grin

Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 2):
$600-$700

You told me about it... This is cheap compared to here...

wilco737



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User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3084 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1973 times:

I had the same thing happen to my HP that was about 2 years old....wonder if it is known flaw


I bought a MAC...

GS



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User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5664 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 weeks ago) and read 1964 times:



Quoting VonRichtofen (Thread starter):
Does anybody know a ballpark cost for a new motherboard plus install? If it's over $350 I'll probably just buy a new laptop

If it's only the wireless network that's gone, you can just buy a USB or PC-Card wireless network card. You can get those here for $A50 for wireless G, $A90 for wireless N, probably cheaper in Canada.

Gemuser



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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 weeks ago) and read 1954 times:



Quoting Gemuser (Reply 5):
If it's only the wireless network that's gone

I'm afraid it's not just the wireless. I have lost all networking capabilities.



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User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1950 times:



Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 6):
I'm afraid it's not just the wireless. I have lost all networking capabilities.

Are you sure it's not a software/OS issue? Anything change on your PC recently? Have you tried hitting the WiFi switch just in case (in most cases shouldn't affect wired, though)

A lot of Dell laptops in their default configurtion will turn off the built-in NIC if you're on battery and there's no cable connected (and won't turn the NIC back on until either you're on AC or you reboot the laptop, depending on the age of the laptop), though it would sound like that's not your problem

Lincoln



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

If you have updated drivers recently, try doing a system restore. If that doesn't help, or if you didn't update your network drivers, try formatting the harddrive and re-installing everything (Windows, Drivers from the respective CDs, etc.), to see if the problem is hardware or driver related.

User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

Thanks for the replies guys.

I haven't done anything out of the ordinary regarding drivers etc. It literally just stopped working. I've tried everything short of reformatting to troubleshoot. I think a reformat may be in order. Luckily I have all of my data backed up on an external HD and my desktop.



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User currently offlineAverageUser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1904 times:

What you have is a very common issue with certain HP models. You only need to get a USB WLAN network adapter (looks like a memory stick) and start using that.
If you detach it, always replug it in the same physical connector, or you'll be asked for the network password each time you're trying to connect to a network -- or until you've used it succesfully in all USB connectors of the computer, typically 3 in a laptop.


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