HP Compaq Presario V6000 WIreless Card Problem - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Laptops and Notebooks
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-18-2012, 01:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Cardiff
Posts: 5
Default HP Compaq Presario V6000 WIreless Card Problem

A colleague at work recently gave me her old Compaq Presario V6000 laptop, which she didn't want as it had a dead battery, no AC adapter and a dead wireless card. She had long since replaced it and gave it to me on the basis that if I could use it, it was better than having it gather dust in her attic.

I got a replacement adapter and battery and managed to get internet access with the use of a dongle (which is old and slow btw). I replaced the Windows Vista OS with Linux Ubuntu as well. Last week I decided to tackle the last problem properly and get a replacement wireless PCI card, as I read that the particular model of laptop is prone to limited component lifespan due to poor cooling.

So I got the replacement card and inserted it, but still no wireless without the dongle. Does anyone have any ideas? The chip I bought was used but guaranteed as tested and working from a reputable seller. The wireless switch turns from orange to blue when I switch it on - indicating the wireless feature is active - but no other activity can be seen. With it being Linux Ubuntu, I shouldn't need any drivers, right?

Anyway, thanks in advance for any advice!
Kaloustaphae is offline   Reply With Quote

card, compaq, problem, wireless

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Another Compaq Presario V6000 Monitor Problem. darmahsd Laptops and Notebooks 9 05-27-2011 07:32 PM
Compaq Presario CQ5320-nl Graphics Card CompaQQer System Upgrades 5 10-04-2010 11:35 PM
Compaq V6000 bigbaby338 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 1 09-16-2009 06:57 PM
Compaq Presario V6000 Troubles bigbaby338 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 5 09-15-2009 10:00 AM
Compaq Presario V6000 Problems. bigbaby338 Laptops and Notebooks 1 09-14-2009 09:57 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:38 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.