02-18-2011 06:43 PM
My internet connection is 9mbps, straight from the modem. For the first 3 days, I got 5mbps on my laptop via wireless, out in my living room. Today however, I'm not even getting 1mbps. Before posting, I made sure it wasnt something between the router and the laptop by sitting right next to the router and got the same speed that I did out in the living room.
02-20-2011 09:05 AM
I just put in my sister's D-Link USB Adapter and I get the speeds I previously got (around 5mbps). This must be a problem with the laptop's adapter.
Are you talking about the internet connection speed? You should contact your ISP and ask them what is wrong with the connection..
HP ProBook 640 Sabayon LInux
HP Touchpad provided by HP
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02-20-2011 03:52 PM
No, my internet connection is fine. That is, if i use ethernet or an external USB wireless adapter. When I use the internal one, it's horribly slow (less than 1mbps). But it was fine for the first 3 days!
03-06-2011 02:35 PM - last edited on 02-21-2017 10:52 AM by OscarFuentes
Uninstall your current driver for Broadcom wireless.
Uninstalling Software in Windows 7
Download and install Broadcom wireless driver from here.
04-02-2012 05:49 PM
Funny this is happening with the Broadcom wireless. There are also many threads talking about the Envy 17 locking up with the Intel Centrino wifi adapter (including mine). In fact, I just did a search on "Envy 17 freeze" and there are an insane number of topics posted on this same issue.
Several people are suggesting that there is a new BIOS out to fix the problem with the Intel adapter. However, I just upgraded to the new BIOS and now I'm getting a warning that the HDD is about to fail.
This machine is shaping up to be one of the worst most overpriced things a lot of people have bought. So far, the only long term solution I have seen is to get HP to give you your money back.
04-07-2012 08:16 AM
Press F2 on startup and use tester for HDD.
More informations about it in the link below:
If this test will confirm again that your HDD is about to fail and your notebook is still under warranty then please contact with HP. They will send you new HDD for free.
How to do it?
Check the link below and choose your country:
Contact HP Worldwide
11-24-2012 12:30 PM
You are correct. This is a poorly designed product. The heat problem left to the control pad is horrible and I have to shut it down in order to cool it downs, inspite of having installing an external cooling fan already.
Have a bit problem to turn on the Wireless lan adapter. Any suggestions.
- HP PCs - Troubleshooting Wireless Network and Internet (Windows 10)
- HP PCs - Troubleshooting Your Wireless Network and Internet Connection (Windows 7)
- HP PCs - Troubleshooting Wireless Network and Internet (Windows 8)
- HP PCs - Using Bluetooth Devices (Windows 10, 8)
- HP PCs - Slow Internet Troubleshooting (Windows 10, 8)