Salam Guys. After installing Windows 7 on this laptop, everything worked fine on this machine except Wireless Lan. I thought of it as a simple driver problem. So I opened Device Manager. To my surprise, a ‘Broadcam’ Wireless Adapter was already installed under Network Adapters. Then I thought that there must be a button or shortcut key on the keyboard for activating WiFi. After inspecting the whole laptop, I finally found a touch sensor type button above the F4 key. But unexpectedly, after touching the sensor ( even pressing ), there was no response from the computer. Quite depressing!!
One thing which I observed that the Wireless sensor blinks whenever I booted up the system but it doesn’t blink after Windows loads. Finally I became tired of trying and started believing that there’s something wrong with the Hardware. It was until I searched online that I started hoping for some solution. I found many many users online facing the same problem. So by trying many different ways, I figured out what the solution is. Yes!!!
Step 1: Change Bios Settings.
- Start your notebook and while its starting, keep pressing the F10 key till Setup(ROM based setup) starts.
- Go to System Configuration.
- Then go to Built-In Device Options.
- Make sure the ‘Embedded WLAN Device Radio’ option is enabled.
- And make sure the ‘LAN/WLAN Swithcing’ option is disabled.
Step2: Download and Install HP Wireless assistant (sp35903)
Download HP Wireless Assistant by clicking any of the following two links:
When you’ve finished downloading, install it and restart your system.
Step 3: Use the Wireless Sensor and Woaah!!!
Finally when Windows reboots, you will notice HP Wireless Assistant on Windows taskbar. Now simply touch the Wireless LAN sensor button (above the F4 key ) and Wooaaah!! The sensor will turn ON. Now you connect to any Wireless Network.
Optional: Download Wireless LAN Drivers
If you still face any problem, you should update your drivers. You can download Wireless Lan drivers from HP’s site: