I looked at the computer, and sure enough, the wireless adapter light was "amber" meaning it was shut off. I pushed the button and the blue came on...Thinking to myself no worries...and then I was prompted that the computer could not connect to the network (which was my normal home network that the computer automatically logs into on a normal basis). Then the amber light came back on and HP wireless assistant prompts "wireless access disabled". I push the button again...light stays amber and HP wireless assistant prompts "wireless access disabled".
I opened up the network info in the control panel and our home network shows up in the available networks with a strong signal... I click to disable the wireless network and it shows "disabled"....I click again to enable it, and it shows "enabled device is working correctly" The icon in the taskbar appears to be connecting to the network, but ultimately says that it cannot.
I run the Windows wireless repair utility or whatever it is called and it says it is checking for issues...restarting wireless adapter...etc...issues found...could not solve, etc.
I keep trying to turn on/off the wireless receiver using the "wireless radio" or "airplane mode" button, but it just shows amber all the time, and displays "disabled" each time I pushed the button.
Well I decided that I would replace the whole wireless adapter/receiver...Assuming that was the issue, and a fairly inexpensive remedy. I ordered an identical model "Realtek RTL8191SE 802.11b/g/n PCI-E Half mini Wireless HP SPS# 593033-001"
The new wireless card comes in the mail..I replace it with the new one, start up the computer and I immediately get the "amber" light on my keyboard for the on/off switch. I wait for everything to load correctly and I hit the button...It goes to "blue" and I assume we are back in service!
No luck...It recognizes the network, but it still cannot connect, and the light soon turns back to amber... I tried reloading the driver (again which I forgot to mention I already did earlier)...Restart the computer with driver reloaded...no dice..
All other devices (About 3 cell phones, the laptop I am writing this on, and a tablet) work just fine with this modem/router setup, and the laptop in question does NOT work work at other public/private networks either. I am here looking for answers before I drop it off at a computer repair store..HELP