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Card bus problems

by GeorgeRR / February 10, 2008 4:57 AM PST

Gateway 400 VTX XP svcpk 2
I had been running this computer wireless. I wiped the hd and reinstalled xp to get rid of the dialup connection popup. (I tried everything else)Since I re-installed the OS, I can't get the wirelss to work.
I have a Belkin G card adapter that turns on but only gets poor signal strength. The router is only 3' from the unit.I bought a new ZyXEL G card, it comes on but doesn't s/r. The direct plug in net work cable works ok. The other computers on the wireless network work ok. I tried the wireless usb adapter from my desktop,(this unit) doesn't work on the laptop. BTW I can't use the utility on either card.After install it flashes on the screen and disappears so I can't do nuthin'. What's up? Maybe I missed something along the line??
Thanks a lot

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Missing details?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 10, 2008 5:01 AM PST
In reply to: Card bus problems

I read where you may have installed XP but maybe you didn't use some RESTORE CDs or forgot some drivers. Check your installation guide to see if you skipped some driver.

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Missing Details ?
by GeorgeRR / February 10, 2008 6:43 AM PST
In reply to: Missing details?

Thanks Bob. Senility once again rears it's ugly head. I thought I had re-installed all the applicable drivers but apparently left out a couple. I also had to reset the router and re-join the network, which was no problem once I found the flash drive with all that info stored.
The ZyXEL card doesn't seem to be working at the present, but that is not a problem as long as the Belkin flys.
Thanks again.
My login doesn't seem to work for cnet from that computer. I will check it out and find out why.

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missing details
by GeorgeRR / February 10, 2008 6:59 AM PST
In reply to: Missing Details ?

Got it all fixed, at least for the time being.
This coming wireless from the laptop.
Thanks again

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All the lovely drivers
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 10, 2008 8:26 AM PST
In reply to: missing details

Are driving me mad... I can only hope that the next Windows will fix this.

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Use the network diagnostic
by jconner / February 10, 2008 5:30 AM PST
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Use the network diagnostic
by GeorgeRR / February 10, 2008 6:47 AM PST

I guess it was a driver. It seems to be working now but we'll see for how long.
Thanks for the response.

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