Are you trying to join a Home Network, a domain, a wi-fi hotspot?
You have taken it to several locations; why??????
Your post is totally useless for anyone to help.
> I cant seem to figure out what is going on here. I have taken the laptop,HP
> dv9000, to several locations, restored it to factory condition, diagnosed and
> repaired, and looked at MSCONFIG and I still cant get it to connect to the
> net. I went to the network shareing center and none of those tools work. I
> would install the updates for vista but seeing that I cant connect to the net
> regardless of where I am, Its kinda hard. Please advise.