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RTL8180L driver problem in a 802.11B wireless network card

by fav453 / March 24, 2004 8:46 AM PST

RTL8180L driver problem in a 802.11B wireless network card

I have a realtek RTL8180 chip in a wireless pcmcia card and am trying to run in win98 and the drivers (I even downloaded the latest driver from the website) will not work on my laptop running windows 98. I get an error that shows in the system properties the following problem for the Realtek NIC (network interface card):

ndis.vxd and ntkern.vxd device loaders could not load the device drivers for this device

Any suggestions?

Thanks

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Re:RTL8180L driver problem in a 802.11B wireless network card
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 24, 2004 9:27 AM PST

I read your post and something tell me that the OS was not what came with the laptop. The issue with that is that drivers for the motherboard may have not been installed and Microsoft can't supply them. Try the laptop maker's web site for motherboard drivers or PC-Card slot drivers first.

Next, realtek doesn't make much more than the chip in the card. The error message is common in a laptop without motherboard drivers.

Bob

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Re:Re:RTL8180L driver problem in a 802.11B wireless network card
by fav453 / March 26, 2004 11:34 AM PST

Thanks for the advice. I did install a new OS on the laptop so I will try the manufacturer for the drivers.

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Re:Re:RTL8180L driver problem in a 802.11B wireless network
by bjdooley / August 2, 2004 11:01 AM PDT

Exactly the same problem (Win98, laptop, RTL8180L, driver won't load). However, the card slots work correctly for everything else, including a modem, 10/100 LAN card, external CD with card plug, CompactFlash reader, and others. So it doesn't sound like a card driver problem.

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Just battled one like this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 2, 2004 11:20 AM PDT

A new problem to this brew is not only motherboard drivers, but in a twist on the driver issue.

This Windows 2000 OS laptop had a Linksys USB Wifi and that was uninstalled. A new PC-Card was installed per the instructions and just would not work. At first I tried the usual SAFE MODE, checking for motherboard drivers and more. In the end I found that Linksys doesn't delete all that it installs.

It would strain most users to dive into the registry with both REGEDIT and REGEDT32 to eject the last Linksys entries, delete the files manually and then reinstall.

New Wifi card is now just fine.

Add another reason for this one.

Bob

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Re: RTL8180L driver problem in a 802.11B wireless network ca
by acarrillo / November 16, 2004 10:12 PM PST

Hello: I would like to know if you finally found the solution to the problem. Actually I am having same situation
Thanks in advance for your answer

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Re: RTL8180L driver problem in a 802.11B wireless network ca
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 16, 2004 10:15 PM PST

"Hello: I would like to know if you finally found the solution to the problem. Actually I am having same situation
Thanks in advance for your answer"

My last reply was the solution the last time I ran into this. Again, such gyrations strain most users. Also, not all cards work in all machines or with all routers.

Your post didn't detail if you have the same part and firmware numbers and have the same PC.

Bob

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