Network controller in HP Pavilion® dv6z
What are the possible reasons for network controller not working in HP Pavilion dv6z?
The network controllers are the interfaces between the system and the network. These network controllers allow the network cables to connect the system to the network. This comprises two layers such as the data link layer and the physical layer. The data related jobs are done by the data link layer and the connections to the network are carried out by the physical layer in the network controller. The smallest network controller is the Ethernet controller and is used for connecting the device to the Ethernet. Other higher network controllers such as the token ring are also similar to the Ethernet controllers and the difference is in the type of network to which the system is connected. The network controller in the system might have some problems. Issues in the network controller would prevent you from connecting the system to the network.
Following are some of the issues that can be come in the network controller in HP Pavilion dv6z:
- Changes in the operating system settings
- Failure of driver
- Issues of network components
Changes in the operating system settings
The network controller in each of the system depends upon the underlying operating system. That means the modifications in the operating system would affect the network controller. The operating system settings would be distorted during the reinstallation, un-installation or in the up-gradation of the operating system. The changes in such situations would change the environment of the network controller and thus rendering it useless .
Failure of driver
Driver failure is also a factor which affects the network controller. The driver would fail in various situations. For example, incompatibility, malware infections are some of the issues that affect the network driver. Since the driver provides the details regarding to the network controller in the system the failure of driver would result in the network controller not being recognized.
The network controller depends upon many of the other components in the system. So the failure of these network components also would affect the network controller. For instance, the router failure would not allow the network controller to connect the system to the network.