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Netgear 511T Wireless Network Card

First let me say that I am new to Wi-Fi - here is my issue. I have successfully intalled the driver and card and actually had a secure connection to my network. however after updating to SP2 for XP I have been unable to gain access to my network. I have tried the 'Hotfix" issue as well as reinstall the product, manually configure and several frimware updates and have gotten nowhere. I had not problems on initial install - only after SP2 - any help in getting around this - also will I find this to be the case with all WiFi cards and SP2???

I guess that I should say my issue is that it cannot find IP address - then if I manually configure it will find it but will not allow the connection.

Any hell??

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Try lowering your firewall....

for a test. In addition you may want to uninstall SP2 and note the effect that has. A spyware ladened machine will also have this effect after an SP2 upgrade.

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Not the firewall...

that is posing the issue - I have actually messed around with it some more - I am writing this from my den - wireless. however I am having to go through a strange set up to get connected. When I turn the laptop back on I have problem getting the driver to "initiate" so if I turn on the windows utility it sends me to the netgear utility - which then works???


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(NT) (NT) Look for updated drivers for that card.
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That did it -

After trying several configs and reinstalls I finally got one of the newer driver updates to work - not sure why this one did not work the first time I tried it though...Thanks for the help

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Good to here,

apparently the software writers have yet to keep up with all of MS's service packs.

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