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Windows 7: HP Pav dv5 1002nr wireless issue

13 Oct 2009   #1

HP Pav dv5 1002nr wireless issue

Hey there.. ive been beating my head against the wall for 5 days now, and cant seem to find the solution for this issue..nothing realy worked so far.
Laptop model: HP Pavilion dv5 1002nr
wireless adapter: Atheros Wireless LAN Driver Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n
Problem: Installed win 7 64bits, and wireless is nor functioning, LED is orange too. when I hardwire I can conect to the net though.
Already tried to install all drivers for vista 64 ultimate from HP web, and still no response from the adapter. On device manager it sais its working properly (BS!!!).
Can this be a config problem? or should I try other drivers?
Any sugestions is greatly apreciated...

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13 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Make sure you have the newest BIOS loaded then removed the wireless card in device manager and then reboot let windows install the driver it wants connect the wired lan do a windows update and then reboot again removed the wired lan and test to see if you can connect to a wireless network.
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14 Oct 2009   #3


Thanks for your reply... will try that and post if solved...
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14 Oct 2009   #4

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Hello, Madogmark and welcome to the SevenForums.

In Pavilion series laptops, the orange indication light means wireless and optional bluetooth are not enabled. The light is blue when it is enabled.

Don't misunderstand me now, if this sounds too simple: have you accidentally disabled WiFi / Bluetooth? If so, just press the WiFi button (the one that is now orange) to enable it. The light should turn blue if it's OK and working.

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14 Oct 2009   #5


thanks for your sugestion Kari. Ive tried that... during win startup the orenge LED blinks blue once and turns back to orange, as if it was checking the hardware..
but after win7 completes its startup, there seems no way it turns back to blue, even touching the sensor... even tho every other touch sensor is working (quick play, mute, volume, etc.. ) only the wireless seems to stay off... im still trying to download the BIOS as DarkXeno sugested.... but with no sucess from HP website...
If it comes to work I will post as a sucess... again, thank you for your sugestion.
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14 Oct 2009   #6



DarkXeno! Thanks so much for your sugestion! Worked Perfect!

everything seems to be working great now!
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02 Mar 2010   #7

Win XP SP3

I can confirm that a BIOS upgrade remedied the exact same issue issue with the 32-bit version on HP dv5-1002nr
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02 Mar 2010   #8

windows 7

sorry for wrong entrie,

I am facing problem with my HP DV4 1204tu

It is giving bluescreen while starting PC or in between working.

after reboot it looks like this,

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 5129
Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 7f
BCP1: 0000000D
BCP2: 00000000
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Please help me solve this problem, i am very tensed with this, i dont have any other PC to use apart from this. I am away from my home cant use other PC.
Please give me some suggestion i think there is some problem with drivers.
Thanks in Advance
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