HP Compaq Presario C778TU Notebook PC wireless button red light always on issue fixed

Thanks to jacklyh for the solution. Many thanks. πŸ™‚

Here is the solution for HP Compaq Presario C778TU Notebook PC wireless button light is always red in colour issue.

Just follow below steps:

1. Press “start” then select “run” then key in “regedit” this will open the system registry

2. Go to:

3. Search under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control for “Atheros”
or right click the folder {4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002bE10318} and choose “Find” then key in “Atheros”

Now this will most likely vary on your machine. I found it in the “0011” folder

4. Once you locate it add new string value to that folder. Right Click the select “new” then “String Value”

Name the first “String Value” that you created as “gpioPinFunc0” press enter. Right click it again and then select “Modify”. Key in “3” in the “Value Data”

it should look something like this:
Value Name:
Value data:

5. Create another “String Value” with this values:

Value Name:
Value data:

6. Close the Registry and restart your computer.

Hope this will help all of you to solve wireless button red light always on issue. Again thanks to jacklyh. πŸ˜€

  • KK

    Cool! I tried it…its working!…haha
    Thanks alot to Jayce and jacklyh!! πŸ™‚

  • Thanks to jacklyh! πŸ˜€

  • koktong

    Yup IT WORKS!

  • Of course it works. πŸ˜€

  • steven

    No doubt Jacklyh must be an IT expert. Big thanks to you. πŸ™‚

    P.S. Are you working on the mic problem? πŸ˜‰

  • James

    OH GOD, IT WORKSSS!!!!! How did ya find it? I’ve been frustated for a while… THANKS!!!

  • Thanks to jacklyh! πŸ˜‰

  • ken

    i’m sorry but i can find “Atheros”. There’s some things wrong. Can u help me ! so sad…

  • I don’t have the wireless version C700. Try to ask jacklyh at http://Forum.JayceOoi.com πŸ˜‰

  • ken

    it’s working. Thanks you so much !

  • Good to hear that. πŸ™‚

  • Manoj

    This is simply awesome. I have been trying to set this right on my C772TU notebook and was up against a wall. Thanks a lot you geniuses. Up yours to “HP and microsoft!”

  • Thanks to jacklyh. πŸ˜‰

  • bbpitpit

    anyone try before with C770TU?

  • krakatowawa

    is there any solution for the microphone…..coz i call their hq already..n the answer is..”oh…that driver, that model we only supply it for vista, that’s y u cannot install in xp lor” ..n then i said…”but how come acer can give but u cannot…so kedex..” n then he said..”cant help lor, find yoself”…wat da EEEEFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • HP should support Windows XP on this model since Windows Vista is just like Windows ME == junk OS. πŸ˜›

  • oshia

    I have problems with my wireless button, it’s always red. Besides that the broadcom 802.11 appears in the “occult drivers with “Packet scheduler miniport”.
    So no icon os wireless is display…so no wireless connection.
    This is a HP pavillion dv6000 – 6149eu using Windows XP.

    Any suggestions please?

  • HP pavillion dv6000… I have no idea on this model. Any feedback from HP Support? πŸ˜•

  • paperdoll

    i can’t find the Atheros thingie either.
    mine is an hp pavillion dv6000

    ): i’m sick of this

  • We have drivers for C700 series here. Not sure it will work on your hp pavillion dv6000 or not. You can give it a try. πŸ˜‰

  • Mark DownUnder


    Working great!

  • Good to hear that. πŸ˜€

  • Alexe Cristian

    Do these drivers work for C790 ED also?

  • Huh? What drivers?

  • ZuKi

    Your manipulation works for Compaq Presario A970EF (french version)

    Thank you very much

    Merci πŸ˜€

  • Thanks to jacklyh. πŸ™‚

  • Cucho

    that’s ok… it works too in compaq presario c758 LA…. than’ks

  • mahesh

    its reallly amazing
    thanks budy its really working

  • brumez

    hey guys have tried the manipulation of the registry and yet still not working for me im using compaq presario c700 have tried it a few time it keeps saying that its not enabled through the manager???????

  • Sachin

    Dear Jayce pls help.

    I am having Presario C755TU and using Windows XP Pro, SP2, 32 bit version. I have problems with my wireless button, it’s always red. Besides that the broadcom 802.11 installed.
    So no icon of wireless is display…so no wireless connection.

    pls mail if possible at sachinkumarpoonia@gmail.com

    Any suggestions please?

  • haary

    crap there is no atheros