Having problems with your HP Pavilion dv4000 Notebook ?

I just got a HP Pavilion dv4000 what will i need to have internet access at a motel or somewhere that it detects wireless networks I dont even know where to start the basics would be a big help thanks


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In a lot of cases they are setup to find wireless signals automatically. If you are in a place with a wifi, you should see an icon in the bottom right of the screen. If you click on that it should show you what networks are available and if they are unsecured, which most motels are, you can click on "connect" and that should do it. If you go on as "public" it protects you a little better. Make sure you always update your virus software when roaming.

Wireless networks, especially HotSpot wireless networks are fairly simple to deal with, provide you have the hardware and drivers installed.
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\015\012If you have a wireless network connection installed you will have these elements on your Windows XP screen at the bottom right corner:
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\015\012The Monitor with little waves and a red X over it is the Wireless Network Status indicator. Alternately if you don't see that, "Explore" to a place called Network Connections and you'll see what you have available like this :
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\015\012From here you can access the "Available Wireless Networks" in range also, look for menu items that say "View Available Networks" and follow it. Right clicking on the Wireless Network Indicator also brings up the menu:
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\015\012Inside that menu is a Dialogue Box that allows you to choose a wireless network to connect to :
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\015\012Your Local HotSpot's Access Point should be listed in the available networks, often unsecured for hotels and airports, coffee shops often have a temporary "name and password key" that allows you a limited time access.
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\015\012That's the basics of connecting up to a wireless with XP, hope this helps.
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\015\012Cheers.
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\015\012PS: If you don't have the Wireless Network icon in Network Connections, you will need to buy a
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\015\012Wireless network USB Dongle, or a
\015\012Wireless PCMCIA card.
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\015\012Good Luck.
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