Why i can’t use the Wireless network in my range??

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I have a laptop and its model is "HP Compaq NC 6000". It does not have WiFi support but is has wireless connectivity.

I get some wireless network signals from my home and I configured them myself. The operating system of the laptop is Windows XP service pack 2.

When I configure the connection, a notification message comes, that I have got connected. But when I try to use the same setting in my browser, the browser can't find any connectivity!!

Can anyone tell me what the probable cause of this problem is? Can you also suggest ways to get connected to the Wireless Network.

Moreover, those servers are not password protected, so there is no basic problems I can find.

Is it a problem with my laptop or the server?? Please someone tell me, what I can do. It's very important, so help as soon as possible.


Best Answer by Kenneth Wilder
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Answered By 5 points N/A #99559

Why i can’t use the Wireless network in my range??


Hi Pattinson,

I’ve read the impressive specs of the Hewlett-Packard-Compaq NC6000 and I find nothing in the manual that should give you the difficulties you are having right now connecting to any Wireless Network.

Your particular laptop model has an Intel Pro Wireless 2200BG adapter which is more than adequate for any wireless access point you need to connect to. Troubleshooting your network connectivity will require some simple checks.

Pinging google.com [] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time=53ms TTL=53

Reply from bytes=32 time=53ms TTL=53

Reply from bytes=32 time=54ms TTL=53

Reply from bytes=32 time=54ms TTL=53

Ping statistics for

Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milliseconds:

Minimum = 53ms, Maximum = 54ms, Average = 53ms

First of all you mentioned that you were able to connect to the Wireless Network.

Check that the wireless router has given you an IP address lease by double clicking on the wireless icon found on the lower right hand corner of your desktop, and navigating to “Details” to find out if you have been given a proper local IP by the router you connected to.

Another way is through the “Start>Run>cmd” to open an MS-DOS prompt. Enter “ipconfig /all” without the quotes and look for a corresponding set of numbers right next to wireless LAN adapter (example

It confirms that you are connected to the router properly by having a valid IP address.

We need to verify if the Wireless Zero Configuration service is running by clicking on “Start>Run” and entering “cmd” without the quotes.

Type “search query wzcsvc” without the quotes and look for the message "STATE : # RUNNING". If the service is running, wireless connectivity is possible.

Now check for the wireless adapter status by going to “Start”, right clicking on “My Computer”, and choosing “Manage”.

From the “Device Manager”, select “Network Adapters”, right click on Intel Pro Wireless 2200BG and choose properties. Device status has to have “This device is working properly” on the “General” tab.

View available wireless connections by clicking on the “Choose a Wireless Network” page. Do you see the Wireless Network or access point you intend to connect to?

If I’m not mistaken, your Hewlett-Packard-Compaq NC6000 comes with an application called the Intel PROSet that makes it easier for you to manage connections to Wireless Networks.

If you don’t have it yet it’s time to install and try out the program made especially for your wireless adapter .

Intel may have a driver update for your particular card, click on the link Intel  or from HP’s site here.  Driver updates exist to provide additional functionality and bug fixes.

Remove the current settings of the Wireless Network you got connected to by right clicking on the “Wireless Network Connection” icon you see on your “Control Panel>Network Connections”.

Choose properties and select “Wireless Networks”. A list of preferred networks should display, and remove the name of the wireless connection.

Doing so removes the current profile settings of the wireless connection you are having problems with.

Scan for networks anew and you should be prompted to connect to your Wireless Network as a first time, since you deleted your former settings. Confirm that you have connected and been given an IP address.

Run the command prompt, type “ping google.com –t” without the quotes to check for network connectivity to the internet. A working internet connection would look like:

Additional references from Microsoft are here https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/10741/windows-10-fix-network-connection-issues.

Answered By 0 points N/A #195276

Why i can’t use the Wireless network in my range??


Hi Pattinson,

Another option that you can try is check if your laptop is using static IP addressing or Dynamic.

To know how to check on this status, you can go to the wireless connection properties and then click on TCP/IP (IP v4) then the button for properties will be highlighted (not greyed out) so you go to Properties.

Then double check under the general tab if the one that is ticked is the OBTAIN IP ADDRESS AUTOMATICALLY and USE THE FOLLOWING DNS SERVER ADDRESSES.

If still you're experiencing the same issue, try to use STATIC ADDRESSING just to be sure that there will be no interference with the other devices at home. Hope this helps.

Answered By 0 points N/A #195278

Why i can’t use the Wireless network in my range??



Another way to solve this problem are reinstalling of your driver for wireless. If you got a CD for driver just insert it and install.

That is just one way to solve it .Also you can download drive from the Internet. I am glad to helping you.

I wish you all the best.


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