Laptop Vista wifi fix

Karl Larsen klarsen1 at
Tue Sep 15 18:49:22 UTC 2009

	If you own a laptop made in the past year or so by Hewlett Packard, and 
want to put Ubuntu on this computer there is a major problem. HP has 
written software that controls the wifi hardware, turning it on when 
booting up, and off when booting down. This is the software called:

		C:\Program Files\Hewlett Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.EXE

	You can disable this software by not starting it. You turn off the 
starting by finding Control Panel >> Administration Tools >> System 
Config, and then click on Startup. At the end of the list is a line that 
begins HP Wireless ... and the little square in front of this has a 
check mark in it. Click on the check mark and it will go away.

	Since your on Vista you have wifi. Reboot to your Ubuntu and you will 
see wifi now works on your Ubuntu! I have been back to Vista many times 
today and it seems to normal. It gets wifi and a whole lot of updates. I 
don't have Vista up much.

73 Karl


	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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