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Windows 7: HP Pavilion Laptop Taking Forever Before Connecting to Wi-Fi

23 Sep 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Edition 64 bit
HP Pavilion Laptop Taking Forever Before Connecting to Wi-Fi

I have an HP Pavilion DM4-2070us with Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
The Wi-Fi network adapter installed is a Centrino Wireless-N 1000.

For the past four weeks it has taken "forever" (about 3 minutes) before the laptop can connect to the Wi-Fi network. Upon booting up, a red "X" appears on top of the wireless network icon (the icon with five
vertical bars) in the Taskbar. Approximately three minutes later the red "X" disappears and I have Internet connection.

I am current with Microsoft patches and I have even installed the most current Centrino Wireless-N 1000 driver that I could find at the Intel web site. (The HP support site was of no use...)

I have opened a command prompt as an administrator and entered these commands:
netsh winsock reset catalog
netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /registerdns
... and rebooted the computer. Things did not improve.

I have a couple of other laptops that are connecting to the same Wi-Fi network without problems, so I don't think that it is the router to be blamed.

What could possibly be the culprit of this sudden three-minute delay in connecting to Wi-Fi?

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27 Sep 2014   #2

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

hello and welcome TB mate finding HP drivers is an absolute nightmare (par for the course) and this is the closest I can get to the Centrino adaptor I think this is a driver problem or the adaptor is on the blink. Usually if it means replacing the adaptor it is not a big job but having worked on Toshibas more than HP's I cannot say for sure but will have a look round.
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