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Wireless networks not showing

Hey,

I am fixing an old laptop for my dad to check his email on. I got it from work. It was brand new in the box but they were throwing it out because they were upgrading to new windows 7 pc's.

It is a HP Compaq NC6000. I installed windows 7 on it myself. I upgraded the ram from 512mb to 2gb. I bought a wireless card for it (hp w500 mini pci) and installed it. Windows automatically found the drivers and installed them. It says it is working fine however no wireless networks show up.

I am stuck. I have verified antenna connected properly. I uninstalled and reinstalled it. I tried downloading different drivers. I don't know what to do.

Please help.

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Again, Microsoft's driver finder is not reliable.

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You must install at the bare minimum the motherboard chipset and the WiFi driver. You might also have to find HP's APP that turns on the WiFi card.

Many folk can't do this work (I can't because I would need the laptop or same model to write a step by step) and bail out with some USB WiFi.

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Your PC is fine but seems no Wifi network close by

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From your post its clear your PC is equipped for Wireless connections. Are there any Wifi networks within range of your PC and what related network devices like router/modems are part of your setup?

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Solution for Wireless network issues with Command Prompt

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Hello If your body dosen't show up try connecting it with different networks if one dosen't work, You can also get it fixed from the control pannel.
You can also open Network Discovery for All Network Profiles from the command prompt and pressing Windows+x and you can select Command Prompt -Admin. If it gets opened then type the command "netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="Network Discovery" new enable=Yes, then hit Enter.

Restart your System.
Hope it Works.

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