I can't get the orange wireless connection light to turn blue. It happened a few weeks ago; I don't know what I did wrong, so I can't figure out how to reset it.Computer is HP Pavillion tx1000; OS is (holds nose) Vista
Full power cycling (running the battery down to 1%), rebooting.
Hello Can you tell me if you have a fn key on the keyboard?
Ok and do you have a f12 key with what looks like a wireless antenna there should or might be a picture of it somewhere it's where that light would be I believe?
f12 seems to show "rewind". f3 is www, and f2 might have an antenna symbol.
Ok Does it look like an antenna with two waves on each site of it with a round top to the antenna by chance I want to make sure this is correct before doing this.41091.9533538542
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I'm afraid not. It doesn't look like that.
Ok check to see if you have anything like a wireless key or if there is a switch anywhere on the machine at all for wireless
I've tried toggling the swich several times; now, per advice found from Google, I've reactivated "Flow Control" in the Advanced tab of the network adapter controller. That didn't help, either.
Ok Are you by chance able to go into the device manager and right click on the wireless card located it network adapters choose uninstall restart the machine it should automatically detect and reinstall.
Do you think that will help?
I believe it will yes by reinstalling the driver and allowing it to reinstall should allow it to function normally again. If it doesn't it means you have a bad switch. Trying not to have that happen I want to make sure there is not a problem with the switch and see if it's just a driver software malfunction.
It reinstalled, but it's still orange. Would rebooting again help?
Go agead and reboot make sure that wireless switch is off if it fails this means you may have a bad switch. let me know what happens.
Still no good. (The switch is a slide switch; normally, sliding it to the right toggles the wireless card.)
So it's not doing anything at all? Not responding at all does the switch feel different when you slide it?
None of the sliders feel different when I slide it; the power one still works, but the wireless one doesn't have any effect.
There are two things that are going on then either the wireless card is bad or the switch has gone bad. I am doubting the wireless card. This is what you need to do you will need to have that switch looked at if it's bad it can be replaced if the wireless card is bad that can be replaced as well. It's not a software problem.