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Missing wireless adapter on HP laptop after reinstalling Windows XP

Last response: in Wireless Networking
April 1, 2010 1:12:38 PM

I reinstalled XP 2002 sp3 on a HP compaq nc4000 laptop. The wireless adapter is not listed in device manager, but a Broadcom adapter is listed in the installed programs list. I have ran install new hardware & tried to manually install the adapter from a disc but no luck.The ethernet adapter is listed & is functioning so I can access internet on it but I need the wireless. It seems to have vanished - any ideas?
April 1, 2010 3:37:47 PM

Download the driver pack for your computer from HP -- or go to the Broadcom website which may have a newer driver.
April 1, 2010 9:43:11 PM

Thanks! that did the to get it set up correctly. I can't seem to connect to my home network...if its not one thing its another
April 2, 2010 6:38:02 AM

Probably wireless security passphrase -- check router setup pages.