Wireless wide area network (WWAN)/mobile broadband
Wireless local area network (WLAN)/WiFi
Wired area network (WAN)
HP Notebook PCs - Connecting to a Network with Connection Manager 4.x
HP Connection Manager provides a central location for managing your wireless devices. HP Connection Manager allows you to manage the following:
Launching Connection Manager
To launch HP Connection Manager, use the following steps:
Click Start, type Connection Manager, and select HP Connection Manager from the results list.
- If you are not connected to the Internet, the following window appears.Figure : No Internet connection screen
Connecting to a Mobile Broadband (WWAN)
To connect to a mobile broadband (WWAN) connection, perform the following steps:
Click Connect.Figure : Clicking Connect
The Connection Manager displays showing that you are connected to a network such as AT&T.Figure : Successful connection screen
When connected, you can send SMS messages by clicking SMS.
note:The message center provides an inbox, outbox, and a sent box for all your messages.Figure : SMS Message Center
Type in the Phone Number you want to call.Figure : Typing the phone number
Type your message and click Send.Figure : Sending your message
Click the Network icon on the task bar to view the Internet connections and the signal strength.Figure : Viewing the Internet connections and strength
Click Mobile Broadband to display the status of your broadband connection.Figure : Displaying the status of your broadband connection
Connecting to Wireless Network
To connect wirelessly, press the Wireless button on the computer. It turns blue and the Connection Manager displays changes.
Figure : Connecting to a wireless network
Connecting to a Wired Network
To connect through a wired connection, connect the Ethernet cable and the Connection Manager display changes as follows:
Figure : Connecting to a wired network
Connecting to a Bluetooth device
If a Bluetooth device is within range, Connection Manager will automatically connect.
Figure : Connecting to a Bluetooth device
You are now connected to the Internet.
Click Preferences to customize the application. The following settings are available:
General - Allows you to determine when the application launches.Figure : Preferences - General screen
Notifications - Allows you to select the notifications to be displayed.Figure : Preferences - Notifications screen
Device Power - Allows you to select what devices to power on when launching.Figure : Preferences - Device Power screen
VPN - Allows you to automatically launch VPN.Figure : Preferences - VPN screen
Mobile Broadband -Allows you to customize your WWAN settings.Figure : Mobile Broadband screen
SQL Error During Start-up
Connection Manager has encountered an issue during the start-up process. This SQL error can also occur when trying to open Connection Manager. It has been determined that this occurs when certain programs (such as any year of Turbo Tax) is also installed on the notebook. If you encounter this error, perform the following.
Figure : SQL error during start up
This issue can be resolved by either of the following methods:
Go to www.HP.com, Support and Drivers to download and install the latest drivers.
You can also use the Control Panel to uninstall HP Connection Manager. Be sure you reinstall the program.
Click Help for additional assistance. The following options are available:
Help and Support - Launches HP Connection Manager help and allows you to choose whether to share your experiences with HP.Figure : Help and Support screen
Diagnostics - Allows you to perform diagnostic tests.Figure : Diagnostics screen
When HP Connection Manager has been set up, it can be configured to launch when the computer is started. This will automatically connect to the Internet when one is available without having to restart the program.
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