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11-22-2010 12:17 PM
Reinstalled Windows 7 Home Premium, did all of the automatic updates, but the Broadcom and Realtek drivers weren't the latest versions. I updated the broadcom to the latest version, and my wireless connection was still intermiten. Tried an older version, but no dice. I then tried updating the Realtek driver, but after updating, the Realtek adapter disappeared from the device manager. After that happened, there was absolutely no wireless connectivity.
After looking all over the internet, I have not been able to find a permanent fix for this problem. It kind of sucks having a netbook and not being able to get online.
Has anyone found a fix for this?
11-22-2010 12:20 PM
Can you post the exact Model number of your notebook and the current operating system it is running on?
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01-29-2011 08:03 PM
well Following all Instructions from Kudos. It worked for me in this order.
You need to download this two drivers sp48591 & sp42487
download driver sp48591 for Broadcom 802.11 b/g WLAN
Inside the default directory create a new one called WLAN, install the driver and restart. Now proceed to install the second driver named sp42487 Broadcom Utility was designed for XP and earlier versions. Installed the driver on the default path and inside de WLAN directory create a new one called UTIL (utiliy). Now open the path righ click the setup.exe and hit compatibility mode and select XP SP3. Install the driver and restart your Laptop. This will hopefully put your wireless card up to work.
If this instructions doen't work on your laptop I sugest you try first all of Mr Kudos Instructions and try this one as a last resort. Hope this helps!
02-01-2011 01:46 PM
Could you link me to the Mr Kudos instructions? Your method didn't seem to work for me.
I did manage to reinstall HP Quickweb which does let me connect wirelessly to the internet, but only through Quickweb. I still can't connect through Windows 7.
The card that i have in my Mini 210 is a Broadcom BCM94312HMG.
Should I even keep trying to fix this problem or should I just spend the money and get a different wireless card?
02-09-2011 09:37 AM
I don't know how to post properly but i have turned my hp mini netbook on today and my wireless connectivity button is lit orange and is supposed to be blue when i press it. it is staying orange so its not letting any internet networks connect through. the only for of internet i have now is my t mobile dongle and its quite slow!
i reallly do not understand this, i have tried everything from taking th button off and looking if something was stuck and it wasnt and all the trouble shooting for conection problems. ive only had the net book since christmas!
please someone help