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05-23-2009 08:43 AM
I just got a new Pavilion dv7 laptop and I have the same problem. Wireless connection stays but IE and Mozilla will stop working after a short time.
I have to disconnect and reconnect to my network to get it to work again. Not sure what is causing it. My wife's laptop stays online no problem.
10-06-2009 05:35 PM
HI hope this helps,
Go to control panel > power options> under your selected power options click on change plan settings >change advanced power settings> look for the setting for your wireless card and set the power setting mode to never.
Although I am not an HP employee, I am speaking for myself cause I cant speak for HP.
10-06-2009 10:27 PM
What Anti-Virus are you running? After you installed it did you run the Norton Removal Tool at http://service1.symantec.com/Support/tsgeninfo.nsf
10-09-2009 10:59 PM
10-11-2009 10:21 AM
I have the exact same problem with my HDX 16 as you and hundreds of others describe on this sight with HP's various laptops. From reading other forums, including some here, i think its a route and your wireless card compatibility issue. Older tech and newer tech. Here's something from a forum from mydigitallife.com about someone with the same problem who had some thorough feed back. It seemed like he fixed it (he had an HDX16t)
o "I did finally call HP, and between them telling me, and these and other forums, I seem to think it's definitely the router. The router is around 4 years old, and was of course Pre-Vista by that age. I just went this morning and got a new Linksys-N-G-B capable router and am gonna try that tonight. I'm at work now, so just gotta wait till then. But if that works fine, then I shall try the better encryption you suggested. I figured the MAC address filter was a bad idea. Well, we shall see if the new router fixes the problem. I'll post my results."
the next day...
o "Now as for my wireless issues everyone, I did purchase a new Linksys N Ultra RangePlus router. It does N/G/B modes, so it's backwards compatible. Anyways, so far so good. I haven't had any disconnects at all. Keepin my fingers crossed that was all it was. I'll update if I continue having issues with the wireless."
What you could do to check this without spending much:
- Check what type your wireless card is. N-G or whichever and check what your router is broadcasting. If they differ but your not convinced, next time your traveling and checked into a hotel with free wireless, see if you can connect and stay connected. If you can, ask to see there router.
Ill give this a shot soon with my HDX16t and post what i find. Then praise the guy from mydigitallife because the problem is probably just that HP updated their wireless cards to a faster type, and the worlds routers are still, so to say/becoming, in the legacy stage.
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10-11-2009 09:25 PM
I have the same problem as well. I have the Netgear WPN824. My wifi indicator on the top panel was always red regardless of status. The HP support went through some things and eventually told me to do a backup and reinstall the default system. Now everything is working good except that now when I turn on my computer it won't link up to my hotpoint. I have to link up to a local open network link, and it won't work, then I link back to mine and it then works. The name is changed to "blablabla 2" any suggestions.
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12-17-2009 08:49 AM
Thanks to all for helpful posts. My behavior (which is exactly similar btw... connection to router, ping works, DL for WinderzUpdate works, etc.) started after I msconfig'd to turn off all the pre-installed garbage that was bogging down my system. I use this laptop for one thing only; connecting to the internet when I don't feel like being in the office in the basement, so I wasn't in the mood to do a bunch of reinstalls, driver DL via another computer moved over via USB key etc.
After WinderzUpdates and HP updates did nothing to fix it I re-enabled the Norton free trial crap and it all started working again. Thanks for the ad-ware HP.
42 - j13