No wireless, only stupid orange light! [Solved/Closed]

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Hello,

I have a Compaq Presario F500 running on Windows Vista. I could able to connect it with the wireless internet until this morning! Now, no bones. I have no wireless network available according to my computer. Even though, I am in the same room as earlier. I am using the same router and my family is able to connect the same wireless internet.

I have already tried troubleshooting which suggested me to update my system. I did that, but still facing the same problem. I thought the wireless switch is turned off! But, no. I have flipped that puppy at least 10 time and the light stays orange. It doesn't tell me WLAN on or off.

I tried calling HP but they want to charge me for this issue! I was about to go for a System Restore, but I don't have any restore points.

What can I do?

Please help!
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approved by Ratnendra Ashok on Jan 31, 2019
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Hey,

I had the same problem. The wireless switch previously worked just fine. When Windows is booting up, press the wireless switch (orange light).

You will see it turn blue and then the wireless will act normally.

Note: You must press the orange button right when Window is booting. Otherwise, when Windows is fully up and running, the orange button will not turn blue no matter how often you press it.

Hope this works for you!

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Freaking absolutely BRILLIANT. After spending freaking hours messing with my router it was this stupid button on my lap top. Thank you!
thanks alot ruhi......
Thank you, I bought this laptop at the pawnshop and its has the orange light wireless button. didn't know why its happen like this.
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I had the same problem. Open the BIOS and disable to "Action Keys". You will use FN+Wİ-fi button. Its work for me. I hope this works for you :)
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i have a hp pavilion dv6000 only the orange light shows up(wireless).... please me fix this.. thanks a lot...
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I have the same problem, and I've heard that this is a problem for many hp presario owners. I had my friend check it and found out that the wireless card was damaged. The solutions are to replace the card or buy a wireless adapter. I got the adapter, which is alot cheaper than the card. It costs around 30 dollars. If you can afford the wireless card, then it's better to get it.
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have you checked the ip address of your wireless connection.
sometimes, if it can't connect at some point it will default a different ip address.
compare this with the other computers on your network.
no but about 3hrs after I posted this I figured out what was wrong, for some reason my laptop goes on safe mode and it doesn't connect to wireless while on safe mode... now I just need to figure out why it keeps going to safe mode instead of just turning on like normal??? AUGH!
How do I fnd if my laptop is on safe mode,my wireless white light is on but the wireless is not working on my Presario cq57 laptop
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My f500 has had the amber w/lan light for the last 18 months and suddenly this morning a broadcom w/lan driver was automatically downloaded from goodness knows where....now the blue light functions and I have wireless capability.
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I have the same problem, and I've heard that this is a problem for many hp presario owners. I had my friend check it and found out that the wireless card was damaged. The solutions are to replace the card or buy a wireless adapter. I got the adapter, which is alot cheaper than the card. It costs around 30 dollars. If you can afford the wireless card, then it's better to get it.