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wyonarr
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unidentified network - when connecting on wireless

I have HP Pavillon notebook running Vista.  When trying to connect to wireless I keep getting the unidentified network error.  The other two laptops in my home can connect to the wireless just fine, so there is no issue with the wireless router or SPrint aircard.  I have completed everything I could find on the internet about this error - without success.  I have spent over 4 hours with HP support, most recently they had me perform a "recovery" to set all hardware and software back to factory settings.  Still no luck.  This computer can connect fine with an ethernet cable.  I can successfully connect to wireless, but cannot get on the internet.  Any ideas?  If yes, I dont know a lot about computers... so simple steps would be appreciated.

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Re: unidentified network - when connecting on wireless

Hi:

 

What model wireless card do you have in your notebook?

 

If you have an Atheros, try this driver and see if that fixes it.

 

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=32...

 

Paul

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wyonarr
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Paul,  You are my hero!!  that fixed the problem.  I have about 20 hours invested in this problem - plus another 7 with HP support....

thank you so much!!

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Paul_Tikkanen
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You're very welcome!

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gil9166
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thank you very much too...
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You're very welcome.

 

Glad that driver worked for you too.

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jcan929
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. . .and this new driver solved the problem for us 9/21/2013

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Paul_Tikkanen
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That is good news.

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