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Windows 7: what do i need to install so i can have wireless access to the web

04 Dec 2011   #1
jturk

windows 7
 
 
what do i need to install so i can have wireless access to the web

hp pavillion dv5


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04 Dec 2011   #2
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

Do you have 32 or 64 bit windows?
Please tell us the exact model name.
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04 Dec 2011   #3
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Do you have a Wireless card installed?
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05 Dec 2011   #4
jturk

windows 7
 
 

its a 64 bit
hp pavillion dv5 2132dx

idk if i have a wireless card installed. how would i find that out?
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05 Dec 2011   #5
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

According to this product page, you have wireless onboard. (Is this a desktop or laptop?)

All you'll need is a driver for your wireless adapter, which HP should provide for download. As soon as you install it, Windows will take care of the rest and start using the wireless right away. You can then click on the network icon in the notification area and see a list of nearby routers detected by Windows and available to connect to.
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05 Dec 2011   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I assume you've got a wireless router?

As you've got a laptop, check at the front of it for a wireless switch, which needs to be in the On position.

Once you've done that your wireless adapter should detect the wireless router, but you'll need to select the network on your desktop in the list of available networks, and then type the password for your router before Windows can hook you up.
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05 Dec 2011   #7
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jturk View Post
its a 64 bit
hp pavillion dv5 2132dx

idk if i have a wireless card installed. how would i find that out?
Thanks, here you are. Install this driver and wifi should work fine from then.

Intel Wireless Drivers for Microsoft Windows 7 HP Pavilion dv5-2132dx Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
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05 Dec 2011   #8
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

You should NOT have to install any drivers. This laptop came with wireless buiilt-in. There is a button near the top-right corner of the laptop that turns wireless on and off. Make sure it is turned ON.

IF your laptop did not come with Wireless builtin, then you would have to use a Wireless USB device and that will come with the drivers needed to install it.
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05 Dec 2011   #9
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

Drivers are needed for built in wifi devices as well, this is my personal experience so this might not be true in all scenarios.
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06 Dec 2011   #10
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by speedgamer01 View Post
Drivers are needed for built in wifi devices as well, this is my personal experience so this might not be true in all scenarios.
I didn't say drivers were not NEEDED; I said they did not need to be INSTALLED.

This laptop comes with the wireless built-in -- and the drivers are already installed by the OEM. All you have to do to get it to work is push the Wireless button on the laptop.
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