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Intel (R) Pro/wireless 2200BG problem

by ishtish87 / March 10, 2008 6:29 AM PDT

Hi there, windows recently decided to corrupt itself so i had to get my laptop (dell inspiron 6000) wiped and windows reloaded which as it never came with the disks i had to pay

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What I installed just recently
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 10, 2008 6:37 AM PDT

Was the netgear wpnt511 card since I don't care for the USB solutions. It was 20 bucks and we didn't have the time to find a replacement internal wifi card.

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good idea!
by ishtish87 / March 10, 2008 7:49 AM PDT

I guess ill give up on trying to fix the internal and get a card, i never realized they were so cheap!

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(NT) Btw it was from amazon.com...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 10, 2008 8:20 AM PDT
In reply to: good idea!
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You said it was working fine, for a week.
by PudgyOne / March 11, 2008 6:08 AM PDT

Are you using any type of p2p?


Rick

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Yes..
by ishtish87 / March 11, 2008 6:13 AM PDT

but not a new program, they're ones I've used alot in the past and havn't affected my wireless before.
Could there be some setting that has affected it?

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P2P often hijacks the machine.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 11, 2008 7:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes..

In wierd and wonderful ways. The lesson is that P2P is just too dangerous.

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Uninstall
by ishtish87 / March 11, 2008 7:17 AM PDT

Ah, p2p once deleted all the music from my old pc...think it was a virus that was transmitted via it, so my own fault. Was devastated.
Would uninstalling them help if that was the problem?
I tried going back to a previous restore point after it stopped working and that didn't fix it.

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How I test that
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 11, 2008 8:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Uninstall

I scan with EWIDO online, get the HIJACKTHIS log read and try the XP Winsock reset at this link -> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811259

Also many software drivers and "stacks" can't handle p2p over wifi. The lesson is hard for many to accept so we have to let them learn it. The lesson is "get wired."

Bob

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Fixed!
by ishtish87 / March 12, 2008 1:18 AM PDT
In reply to: How I test that

Carried out the XP Winsock and made sure the wireless was on, and it leaped into action!

Thanks for the help! Grin

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