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    I need a little help with my wireless pci adapter choice

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    by anykey??? ·

    I am currently using a netgear wg311v2 pci adapter in an xp sp2 machine, and well they refuse to get along at all(I even tried giving them both a spanking but that didn’t work either).

    I am setting up another “mobile” work station for the maintenance people on the shop floor, and I will not buy another netgear piece,but I need to find a good replacement that will work with the netgear AP that I currently use.

    My question is what wireless pci adapters are your favorites, and does it play nice with xp sp2,

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    • #3245744

      ZWC

      by dustyd ·

      In reply to I need a little help with my wireless pci adapter choice

      Have you tried Windows Zero Wireless Configuration? I’ve found that it works better than trying to use the mfr. driver applications. I currently use a Linksys WMP11 and a WPC54G. I’ve never had a problem with either.

      • #3245735

        yes but…

        by anykey??? ·

        In reply to ZWC

        It did not work.
        I just found a forum page where every post is about the wg311v2 and how it absolutely will not work with xp sp2 and how crappy the netgear support is.
        I simply “uninstalled sp2” and everything is working fine, but in the process of building a new “mobile” workstation I am sure that the OS will include sp2, and I am just looking for some info on compatibility.

        • #3245591

          Linksys

          by shepherd66 ·

          In reply to yes but…

          They know what they are doing, never had one not work with other gear before.

        • #3125946

          Reply To: I need a little help with my wireless pci adapter choice

          by tony ·

          In reply to Linksys

          Probably a bit late to reply – but would definitely put my weight behind Linksys have never had troublr with any of t5heir kit. The desktop PCI wiress cards are especially good

        • #3098524

          Proxim Orinoco Gold

          by justin.harrison ·

          In reply to Reply To: I need a little help with my wireless pci adapter choice

          I test Wi-FI equipment, and I use the Proxim Orinoco Gold A/B/G card to benchmark all other equipment. On a side note.. Using the Zero Config utility in XP instead of the connection client software that came with your card will probably fix your issue.. If you want to use the software that came with your card. Disable the Zero config utility in XP.

    • #3245729

      Cisco – of course

      by gary.nowels ·

      In reply to I need a little help with my wireless pci adapter choice

      just cost more

    • #3245609

      Wireless PCI Choice

      by robert_m_knight ·

      In reply to I need a little help with my wireless pci adapter choice

      My personal choice would be a Linksys card. They just seem to get it right. It works right out of the box too.

      • #3245521

        I am leaning toward

        by anykey??? ·

        In reply to Wireless PCI Choice

        Linksys, have you heard any problem between xp sp2 and the Linksys cards?

        • #3245496

          sometimes

          by jbaker ·

          In reply to I am leaning toward

          When the SP is installed later (IE afer apps, and config) I have had issues with Linksys cards not maintaining connections and not wanting to stay configged. However, when the SP is installed on a clean OS (or the OS ships with the SP installed), I have never had nor heard of problems with Linksys equipment.

        • #3245446

          that seems…

          by anykey??? ·

          In reply to sometimes

          encouraging,because I will be purchasing a new license of XP and I am pretty sure they are now shipping sp2. Then I will get a a clean install on a new drive hopefully that will work.
          I do have one question about that though, If sp2 is loaded with the OS install can I still “uninstall” sp2 if worse comes to worse, not having it installed is not a huge problem as this machine will not be able to access the internet.

        • #3246109

          SP2

          by robert_m_knight ·

          In reply to that seems…

          I installed SP2 and have not had a conflict. You also need to make sure that you have the latest drivers from Linksys. Also make sure you have the latest firmware version for your Linksys router if you have one or are planning to purchase one. An out of date driver or firmware can cause issues with connections. I have had an IP address renewal issue before, but once I got the updates from Linksys it was fixed.

        • #3240549

          SP2, aftermath

          by hrgauna ·

          In reply to that seems…

          I have had a wireless net for about a year, LinkSys AP and PCI. After installing SP2 on a PRO machine, I had issues with the card, like mentioned before. I removed the LinkSys Software and removed the drivers. After installing the drivers using the SP2 Wireless App, and updating the Firmware on my WRT54G, I have had no problems with my network. Just like having a CAT5. I use the TKIP as well for a robust security.

    • #3262232

      LinkSys

      by cp7212 ·

      In reply to I need a little help with my wireless pci adapter choice

      I agree with all of the other remarks. I have never had a problem with LinkSys, wired or wireless, and it works out of the box. It costs a little more, but in the tech world, you basically get what you pay for.

    • #3239911

      Try a Belkin

      by tatkins ·

      In reply to I need a little help with my wireless pci adapter choice

      I am using a Belkin PCMCIA card. It is an F506020 version 2. I am using it with a Netgear MR814 V2 router. I have WinXP SP2 on my laptop and I have not had any problems. I don’t use the windows wireless manager, instead I use the one that came with the card.

      My business partner has a netgear adapter with WinXP SP2 and he has some problems, but he has found that by using the Windows wireless manager he can connect to my system.

      Hopefully this helps.

    • #3239730

      Still use your NETGEAR

      by wwdjr777 ·

      In reply to I need a little help with my wireless pci adapter choice

      I’ ve learned that w/ netgear, only install the driver for the wireless adapter. If you install the configuration utility supplied on the disk, it will conflict with the Windows Zero Configuration utility for wireless networks. Uninstall the Netgear utility and you will probably see it work much better.

    • #3240791

      Trendware

      by pricetech ·

      In reply to I need a little help with my wireless pci adapter choice

      I’ve had good luck with Trendware under XP. They’re priced right too.

      I haven’t had any problems with Netgear under XP myself, other than making sure I have the latest driver from their website.

      Joebewan

    • #3128955

      Have you tried a Wireless USB key

      by dasec ·

      In reply to I need a little help with my wireless pci adapter choice

      I use a Dlink DWL-G122 Usb 2.0 adapter (on a USB 1.0 port) with Windows XP SP2 and Windows 98 and it works just fine.

    • #3125294

      Have you called Netgear?

      by jdclyde ·

      In reply to I need a little help with my wireless pci adapter choice

      I have not had ANY problems with their other products, and use their WG511v2 card for laptops.

      I HAVE seen issues with hardware if you have malware/spyware on the system. Have you checked for that?

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