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Wireless card not recognized

By nbergeris ·
I am running WinXP Prof and have SP2 installed. I purchased a Belkin 802.11g wireless card for the desktop but it is not recognized as a device. I tried to search for new hardware and no luck. Can this be a SP2 problem? I know the slots are working because it will recognize other cards. (NIC and Sound card). I also know the wireless card works because I installed in another machine and it detected. The only thing was the 2nd machine was a Dell without SP2 installed.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Certainly Can

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Wireless card not recogni ...

I'm betting you tried fitting the wireless card after you installed SP2 right?

SP2 has known wireless issues that's part of the reason I'm currently not rolling it out across my customers networks at the moment.

I understand if you uninstall SP2 and then fit the wireless card it should work once SP2 has been reinstalled although you may have to set a static IP address instead of using the "Auto Select Option" that is available in Windows.

Col

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I haven't run into issues with SP2 and wireless

by kbepes In reply to Certainly Can

But I'd be very interested in knowing issues others have run into.

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What hardware are you using

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to I haven't run into issues ...

I know it sounds silly but if it is an Intel chip set wireless I've run into a few problems with the wireless connections. As I only use these on LT's that are taken out into the field it is a bit of a nuisance but I would be interested in what hardware you are using.

Col

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by watsonm In reply to Wireless card not recogni ...

I have not had any problems with this card belkin (802.11g) or the netgear (802.11a) PCI card in compaq (HP) or white box systems. Have you tried another manufactures card? How about a different pci slot or reset the PCI config in the BIOS?

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Belkin Wifi

by watsonm In reply to Wireless card not recogni ...

I have not had any problems with this card belkin (802.11g) or the netgear (802.11a) PCI card in compaq (HP) or white box systems. Have you tried another manufactures card? How about a different pci slot or reset the PCI config in the BIOS?

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I was actually thinking along the Centreno lines

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Belkin Wifi

As I only use wireless for LT's that are taken out of the office and make use of hot spots for Internet connection and e-mail.

For office environments I avoid Wireless just for security reasons as even with the 802.11 G it can be read up to 500 meters away so even if I do manage to lock down all my data I can never be sure that some unauthorized person is not using the Internet and running up my clients bills.

I have seen several Lt's placed in the office network with 802.11G wireless cards and being unknown to the powers that be and they are used after hours by staff to access the Internet. In a severe case someone downloaded 200 GIG of data and that was well in excess of that companies ISP agreement which worked out as quite expensive. If I had not have walked around the business with a LT with a wireless connection and found a hot spot I would never have found the LT that had been placed in the suspended ceiling. At least the person responsible had locked down all the company data but had left a connection available for anyone who wished to use the Internet.

Col

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