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No one wants to pay us to locate a compatible miniPCI or whatever internal card and chance it’s just some driver. Apparently she was working with the laptop in the afternoon using the Internet , left it for a couple of hours without turning it off or anything, and came back at night and found a red cross on the wireless icon in the system tray, so she could not connect to any wireless network anymore. The device just does not appear in the Device Manager at all. Yes, my password is: December 13th, 2. At least, now i know I’m not the only one and definitely there should be a case for this and hold HP responsible for selling defective devices. Will the external function okay even if I don’t do this?

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But oddly enough, It began working again, just an hour ago, a month after it stopped working. Refund the whole thing and keep the part. If the boadcom persists, you can also try this: I have already flashed the BIOS, but that didn’t help KontralienOct 11,in forum: The BIOS is locked to only certain cards and while there are hacks to get it working again that’s best left to those that research that.

Your name or email address: However, is it really necessary for me to disable the internal WLAN? Removing the Wifi card.


I have experienced the same issue. Of course, the last option is calling HP, but my warranty is hx1000 expired, so they’re going to charge me a lot for any fix Seems that someone else has also run into this problem and has replied to my post on the HP support site When I installed Lubuntu this is my neighbour’s machine and he is newcomer to Linux so Crunchbang won’t be an easy option for himI failed, no matter how many times Tx10000 tried, to get the Wireless Up and Running.

This was helpful 0. Not too hard to find but here’s a starter google for us.

HP tx Wireless Assistant Issues – Forums – CNET

So I sent the laptop back a 2nd time and was done another week. Compare this to a car repair. Does anyone know if the problem comes from the mother board of the wifi card? There are soooo many reports of wireless problems with these laptops that I can’t believe HP hasn’t made any broadocm or recalls pertaining to them.

HP has to do something about this problem. After installing, reboot the computer to see if it works. And we all wish they would extend warranties gratis.

Although I like the form factor Don’t be evil HP! This is what HP says is the latest.

Broadcom wireless device disappeared

The solution I use gets the machine back into service and it stays in service. As Bob said, this is something that does happen across all models and his broadcok is a superb way to resolve the no-wireless issue. Have you called HP to tell them about this problem you have with your laptop? The 1st time I discovered the issue I took the same steps that tx10000 else has tried but still encountered the same problems.


HP tx1000 Wireless Assistant Issues

Sign in to vote. However, I think there is a difference between a repetitive, consistent-among-models issue and just a random hardware repair. Proffitt Forum moderator August 2, 3: BTW, I know Compaq is now owned by HP but in the last 8 years with a couple of Compaq laptops of my own and a couple for work I had very little problems and any problem that did show up was taken care of extremely quickly and to my satisfaction.

Similar Threads – Broadcom wireless device. I too have done it all on attempting to fix this problem I’d love to know if this resolves it for you too. Sorry, but all I can offer is