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Generic Wireless PC Card will not install

by Mario1776 / December 19, 2007 10:52 AM PST

I have a Wireless LAN PC Card that I am trying to use in a ThinkPad R31 2656-2GU that is running Windows XP Professional. I have tried installing the drivers from the CD that came with the card but when I check in Device Manager there is an exclamation next to the entry for the Wireless PC Card. I would try contacting the manufacturer but I can not find any contact information in the material that came with the card. Actually, I can not find any indication of who the manufacturer even is. The entry in Device Manager for the card is "IEEE 802.11g Wireless LAN CardBus Adapter". I have tried using several driver websites to identify missing drivers on my pc (which they do for free) but they require payment to actually download the driver. I have links to images of the front and back of the card below. I am hoping someone can tell me how I can determine what the correct driver for the card is and where I can download it, for free.



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Go get a brand name.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 19, 2007 12:50 PM PST

I ran across such a card. It was only good for less than XP oses.


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by Mario1776 / December 20, 2007 1:01 AM PST
In reply to: Go get a brand name.

In reply to "Go get a brand name".... yeah, I'm thinking that is what I am going to have to do.

I have tried Windows Update, and it installed several updates specific to my ThinkPad, but it did not resolve the problem with the Wireless card.

I have tried right-clicking the wireless card in Device Manager and selecting Update Driver, then I select to connect to Windows Update to search for software but when it is done searching it says that it could not find a better match for my hardware than what is already installed.

I also tried downloading the driver located at the website below, but it would not properly install.

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Where did this card come from?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 20, 2007 1:06 AM PST
In reply to: Bahumbug

Any and all clues could have members find the driver.

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Go to the FCC registration website
by samkh / December 20, 2007 12:18 AM PST

and check the FCC ID that is on your card. Will tell you which chipset (probably Intersil) but not card manufacturer. Then try downloading the generic drivers to see if it works. If not, toss it and get a current b/g or draft n.

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