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HP Pavilion dv6830us laptop: Downgraded to XP and wireless is not working

By jcroot
Jun 21, 2008
  1. Hi guys!

    I just bought an HP Pavilion dv6830us Notebook PC with Windows Vista SP1 and I would like to downgrade to XP. At first I was having some trouble trying to install XP on this laptop because of the SATA Drive, I finally got it installed.

    My only problem is the wireless driver. I installed all the XP drivers that I found in more than 10 websites and my PC seems to be working ok but I can't get the wireless to work, I tried more than 3 different wireless drivers and none of them work. The wireless button is ON so this can't be the problem.

    Here are a list of website where I got the drivers from (including the wireless drivers that didn't work):

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=228&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=3686687&lang=en

    http://forums12.itrc.hp.com/service...47627 1214084413214 28353475&threadId=1230537

    Something interesting that I noticed... when I open Device Manager in my laptop I see a question mark for Network Controller and Modem Device on High Definition Audio Bus.

    Under "Network adapters" I see the following:

    1394 Net adapter (I think this is the wireless card that is integrated with my laptop).

    Realtek (this is the hardware for the ethernet cable).

    I don't see any question mark for 1394 Net adapter and Realtek.

    Can somebody please help me with this?
     
  2. xxdanielxx

    xxdanielxx TS Rookie Posts: 1,214

  3. jcroot

    jcroot TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 69

    Hi!

    Thanks for your reply, I download the Unkown Devices and I save the file as a text.

    Here is the DeviceList:

    http://downloads.jcroot.net/DeviceList.txt

    I hope you can help me find the right driver, this is driving me crazy!
     
  4. xxdanielxx

    xxdanielxx TS Rookie Posts: 1,214

    Go to the link below and download the following drivers

    Realtek High-Definition Audio Driver <--- This is for your High Definition Audio Bus

    Motorola SM56 Data Fax Modem Driver <--- This is for your Modem Device

    Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver for Microsoft Windows Vista <--- This is for your wireless if you do not have it installed

    Realtek RTL8101 Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0) Driver <--- This is for your Network Controller

    If you have any trouble post back

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=2093&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=3686687&lang=en
     
  5. Pibolar

    Pibolar TS Rookie

    HP pavilion dv 2750ee

    i got this laptop and i almost get all Xp driver the problem is with wireless as its usually red crossed because the wireless switch Button is not working its always yellow so it look like you are disable it , My wireless is inter pro wireless i get the last update version 12 but my problem is still remains i put a possible driver and it always yellow,,, it appear under device manager with No problem ... Please can any one help me regarding this issue....
     
  6. Pichler

    Pichler TS Rookie

    jcroot, you install xp x64 or x32? I'm just starting to do the same, but with x64 xp version,
     
  7. tuant

    tuant TS Enthusiast Posts: 256

    Right click on 'My Network Places' and select properties. Is your wireless connection enable or disable?
     
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