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Downgraded to XP from Vista.... need Broadcom 802.11n

by azle / July 5, 2010 3:06 AM PDT

My husband downgraded his laptop (HP Pavilion dv9820us) to XP from Vista. I have searched and cannot find the wireless lan driver. It is a Broadcom 802.11n I have worked on this for 2 days. I am getting sick of working on it.

Thank you.

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HP may have it on their FTP server.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 5, 2010 3:18 AM PDT
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driver did not work
by azle / July 5, 2010 3:36 AM PDT

I did try the one dv6000, it did not work. Thanks though.

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Why would your husband want to downgrade ?
by Papa Echo / July 5, 2010 8:25 AM PDT
In reply to: driver did not work

...and create this problem ? Any issues with
Vista which we can look into for solutions ?

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Wireless adaptor....
by Papa Echo / July 5, 2010 10:07 AM PDT

You can get a USB wireless adaptor with the drivers... it is affordable. A better solution.

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I think you misunderstood.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 9, 2010 9:43 AM PDT
In reply to: driver did not work

I supplied an EXAMPLE chat with HP that shows the drivers might not be on the HP site. And in the EXAMPLE HP told the owner where to get them.

Did you go to HP.COM, click the chat button and ask them?

No where did I allude or write that you could use the drivers from that chat.

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This is always due to incompetence with using PCs.
by LucJPatenaude / July 5, 2010 1:45 PM PDT

Now, that he's done that, go get the permanent solution to your wireless LAN driver problem: Upgrade package to Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 32bit(x86). Win7 will put a generic driver for your Wireless LAN's connection(will probably do the connection to the internet right a way while the installation process in under way).

Once the upgrade to Win7 is completed, via Explorer, connect with Broadcom's web-site and, download+install their latest(2010) driver for it.

Hope that stops all your headaches and migraines, for now, anyway! Wink

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Upgrading to the latest version 7...
by Papa Echo / July 5, 2010 6:57 PM PDT not an option for many users. Due to recently purchased devices, peripherals and programs which may not be compatible with Windows 7, one work smart and make do, learn to use the older system, or work around the problem. Here: What problems in Vista prompt the downgrade to XP ? Can these problems be solved ? And having downgraded to XP and you have have a driver problem, you try to work around this case, use an external USB wireless adaptor, and disable the internal one.

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HP could provide that driver without problems?!
by LucJPatenaude / July 9, 2010 4:54 AM PDT

I am thoroughly impressed.

And, yes, lacsr's last post is the proper driver for it. Unless Broadcom is still in business and, that their web-site is still up and running. Broadcom could, always have their own version made for Vista and 7 combined(2010's version? anyone?).

You never told us the age of that Laptop, BTW. That would clear up a lot of pre-conceived misunderstandings, you know.

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PS. Let me add please.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 9, 2010 9:45 AM PDT

That this matters. Many models at about 2 years have this issue and while you can pop a new wifi card in it just fails again later. To confuse owners the card may work now and then giving the owner false hope.

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