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HELP! Wireless Mini-PCI Card not recognized by WinXP

by catand441 / September 8, 2007 10:45 PM PDT

On my Asus F5R notebook PC Wizard 2007 shows in its System Summary the Network Card "Broadcom Corp Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-PCI Card" HOWEVER having left VISTA and gone back to XP the card is not detected by XP and thus the driver is not installed. I've tried the latest updates from Asus without any success and other drivers for the same card but no luck. Running out of options. Anybody know how to get the wireless detected and running?

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Card not recognized.
by Kees Bakker / September 8, 2007 10:58 PM PDT

There are three ways to install new hardware.
1. Depend on the OS to recognize it and ask for the drivers.
2. Install the drivers yourself via Config Panel>Hardware and force the install without Windows having detected the new hardware.
3. Run the install program from the CD (or the downloaded setup).

With method 2 and 3 the device is only recognised after you installed the driver. So "not detected ... so not installed" isn't applicable then.

Not clear which of those you tried.

Kees

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Mini-PCI wireless card not recognized
by catand441 / September 9, 2007 6:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Card not recognized.

Tried all three. Windows XP failed to recognize the card. The original setup file was for Vista Basic which was preinstalled. Downloaded the XP setup files for the wireless but the card wasn't detected so it didn't work. Then tried downloading alternative drivers loading them through device driver manager. Still no compatible card found for those drivers so that didn't work either. Device Manager only shows one unidentifed device and calls is NETWORK CONTROLLER. Any ideas?

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Check card seating
by lemdphillips / September 9, 2007 1:03 PM PDT

First suggestion although it is unlikely is too check that the mini card is seated proerly, you should have an access door on the bottom of your notebook. Second find the unrecognized device and then try right click on it and hit uninstall. Restart the computer and if if windows does not notify you with a found new hardware dialog, run the add new hardware wizard from control panel. This worked a few times wfor me so it is worth a try.

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