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Problems with Intel 2200 b/g wireless?

I've heard recently that there are problems sometimes with the Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 b/g wireless card in laptops and that you need to download some drivers to correct this problem. Can anyone confirm whether or not this is the case, and if so, where exactly can I get these drivers from? Thanks in advance!

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Re: Problems with Intel 2200 b/g wireless?

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Actually, this is not uncommon. All the hardware makers I know of will ship product with bugs and chase down the issues later with driver and firmware patches.

I don't see anything new here.

Bob

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Re: Problems with Intel 2200 b/g wireless?

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Any updated drivers relevant to the brand that shipped with your notebook (the minipci wi-fi card installed inside) should be at your notebook manufacturer website.

Compaq and HP for example posted updates for the Intel 2200b/g wi-fi card and the associated Intel proset utility (that helps manage the wi-fi connection) in April of 2004.

Try going to website of your notebook brand and look for bios updates for the notebook, the video card and other associated updates like the above.

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Re: Problems with Intel 2200 b/g wireless?

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Also, you need to check the website of your wi-fi router manufacturer (example, D-link or Linksys, etc) for updates to the firmware of the router.

You should be able to read in your router instructions how to go to the internet and check for these updates.

Note, at least for D-link the recommomend only downloading firmware updates on a computer plugged into the router via ethernet (not using wi-fi). If your desktop is not this computer than plug in your notebook via ethernet temporarily and then go back to using wi-fi later to insure you don't corrupt the wi-fi router firmware update by attempting to do it on w-fi.

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