My mother's husband has a HP Compaq nx7400 notebook computer. He had a wireless network set up in his home with a Netgear wireless router. Suddenly recently... he gets no connectivity unless he was sitting 2 feet away from he router and it says "linksys" not netgear (So it must be connected to a neighbors network or something... and wont let me get rid of it) and in the "Show Wireless Networks in Rage" there was no connection but it said another program may be handling wireless connections. I figured the router was just going crazy. So we ran to best buy and bought one of those sleek new linksys wireless G routers. Took it home... set it up... same thing. Very Low signal sitting 2 feet away. After an hour on hold with linksys, the technician told me to move 7 feet from the router. I did so... and as I sat down in the hallway... holding the laptop in both hands, and the the phone to my ear with my shoulder, my chin decides to hang up my cell phone. So, I call right back. Another 55 minutes later I'm back talking to a technician, and he informs me... that with built in wireless cards like the one in my machine, automatically stores wireless connections and will not let you delete them. So they told me they were of no help. They told me to call HP and ask them how to remove the tool or how to use the tool. By this time it was 11:45pm and I just gave up after 15 mins. on the phone with HP. I took his notebook home with me to try and work it out.
Hopefully one of you many geniuses could help me out.
I basically want to know if just going to Add/Remove Programs and uninstalling "HP Wireless Assistant" will help me be able to delete all wireless connections and let me connect to the proper one. For some reason I think I used the wireless wizard on all other networks I've set up. Where it asks for SSID, WEP code, etc., but I saw nothing of the sort. It would just tell me "Your network should be properly configured".
Much thanks, if I can supply any more information to help you guys solve this I'll be happy to.