I live out of UK and my internet connection is 3g via a local provider. I have a Globe surfer 3g router. This works well, both for my desktop (the host, if you like) and my Acer laptop, which sees and connects wirelessly to the routerwith no problem at all.
BUT...my absolute technophobe husband decided after xxxx years that he wanted a laptop of his own (I suspect the onset of senility, given his VAST previous hatred of computers!)
We bought him the above HP laptop,which he has handled amazingly well, considering - but we cannot persuade the HP to see the router at all. wireless light is on, but that seems to be all. Anyone help, please? The HP Network Assistant won't work because it wants me to enable an ACTIVE X control.
Hi again - as it happens I'm using XP, not Vista, on all three machines, but it is an interesting comparison. Not quite sure how it helps with my problem, which is that the HP does not "see" any wireless network. My Acer saw and wirelessly connected to my router in a lot less time than it's taken to type this! The HP, though doesn't even SEE a connection, let alone connect to it. It came from the US - maybe some component is different? I could send you the spec if it would be helpful?
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