The colors on it are rich and vibrant, seeming to leap off the screen. The screen is so bright on the F, you could turn it down more and eke out some additional time if needed. In the shot above, both screens are set to their maximum brightness. All of the benchmarks were run while using XP, not Vista which came with the machine. USB ports are the only ones I use with any regularity. I went to control panel then device manager and then to network adapter.

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It was never uncomfortable to use, even without pants, but it definitely runs warmer than my ThinkPad. The sound quality is conpaq for a notebook, better then my ThinkPad which has poor speaker placement.

I actually knew the Broadcom card was a pretty good possibility when I bought it, but did it anyway. It is stable and fast, and under XP has gobs of available memory.

Next take the removed wireless card and the cleaner with the spray hosed attachedand go outside, or into your garage. It should say bfwcutter.

Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. Helpful 3 Not Helpful 1 Comment Compq. In broadcomm shot above, both screens are set to their maximum brightness. I decided to look for a notebook with a glossy screen for when I was tired of looking at my dim ThinkPad. Unscrew and detach the panel, GENTLY pull the plastic tab on the wireless card which should now be fully exposed and remove it from the computer.


Because Vista seems happier with lots of memory, I elected to add an additional MB of memory, bringing the onboard memory up brosdcom an even 1 GB. Anonymous Mar 28, And bringing up the rear is the F You can’t post answers that contain an email address.

Compaq Presario F500 Series Wireless WiFi WLAN Card 441090-001 Broadcom

Can someone please tell me what is wrong. Login to post Please use English characters only. You might have to tell the HP gizmo to let compzq manage the wireless. I had hoped these tweaks and additions would help make Vista run more smoothly because I have run Vista Business on my R60 with 1GB of memory and it seemed to run decently.

Lenovo ThinkPad T60 2.

Installing Windows XP on a Compaq F Laptop

Now the problem is poor solder connections between the chip and boad itself. I had had the same problem for almost a year.

It is not a Windows disc. Was ready to conclude the motherboard was bad.

Compaq presario f500 wireless or wireless assistant not working

Every time I look at it, it sort of reminds of Kim Jong-il wearing his workers party suit. Mainly the hardware should be showing up in the Device Manager as “working properly” – if not maybe somehow the device driver software got damaged or removed?


This is the wifi adapter.

If it is activated in the top right hand corner look for the icon for wireless internet connection. Click “Add” to insert your video. Mark for install and then apply. The AC brick is petite, which is always a plus for portability.

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My suggestion – get a USB wireless dongle. Posted on May 26, I will detail all of this later in the software section.

After playing with the laptop and Clmpaq for several weeks including a week spent at the beach where the laptop was used extensively by a number of folks I found I was happy overall with the performance of the F, but unimpressed and growing increasingly weary of Vista. Let the card sit out for about 10 minutes, duh, dont put anything wet back into your computer