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Wireless adapter card 802,11g mini pci not switched on

Q: Wireless adapter card 802,11g mini pci not switched on

My notebook is a Medion MD 96360 sam2010 that i've upgraded to win 7 ultimate. Everything is working fine except the wireless that is - it says its working too it is just not switched on. there's just nowhere I can switch it on. according to Google I should press fn+f2 or f11 "doesn't work",  and there is no dedicated keyboard button for the wifi
No conflicts in device manager and all the drivers are up to date
i hope someone has a solution because my son has to use it in school 
in network connections the icon is activated and when i switch on/off it tells me there are no connections available

A: Wireless adapter card 802,11g mini pci not switched on

Some manufacturers (Toshiba is one) actually put an "on-off" switch somewhere on the lappy and eschew using a FN procedure. I'm sorry I can't be more helpful, but it's hard to find a trustworthy website where I can DL a manual to make sure.

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Hi guys,
I'm going bananas! Here's the scoop. I have a desktop & Dell 1520 laptop running thru a Netgear 2000 router/modem. The problem is with the laptop. I've set up the router wireless with wpa-psk security with the ethernet cable & everything works fine when I disconnect the cable. When I shut down for a night, laptop & router both off, then turn everything on the next day it connects wirelessly & all is fine.Here's the problem. If I leave everything on & let the laptop go into standby & then hit the switch to bring it out of standby, sometimes it connects OK & other time NO!!! When it disconnects & I attempt to re-connect the process with the card utility it assumes it is set for WEP, WHICH IT IS NOT!! & is asking for the appropriate password of either exactly 8 or 13 letters. Incidently the passphrase has 12 letters in it, but it's set for wpa-psk not wep! I've rechecked the router settings & thats what they are so it must be with the adapter.
I figure it's got to be a setting somewhere on the adapter but I haven't a clue.Does anyone have any suggestions? Any help will be appreciated.

A:Dell wireless 1505 adapter mini-card

The problem is that network connections don't always work after Standby/Sleep/Hibernate. Make sure you have the latest correct driver for the adapter. There's not much else you can do except try another adapter.

When I have that issue my workaround is to switch the wireless off (if integrated) or disconnect before Standby or Hibernation.

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i bought this device from ebay but the driver for it won't work on win xp or win 7, system does recoize the device but software won't load m,windows can not match device to software so it won't install the driver. can you help me with this problem.

A:150Mbps 150M Mini USB WiFi Wireless Adapter Network LAN Card 802.11n/g/b

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Do you happen to know the name of the driver?

It will be on the CD that came with the product.

Look on the CD for the driver and please reply with the name of the folder containing the driver.

It will be something like "RTL8188SU"

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I have one of those micro/mini USB wireless adapters that I'm trying to get working on a reconstituted Win7 HP box. I have a fresh install of Win 7 but have no idea where the driver for the adapter is, so the machine does not see it. I'm not even sure it needs a driver.

Here's the weird thing; I recently plugged the USB wifi thingie into my other box (Win 7 Pro/64) in order to get the PC talking to my smart TV across the room so I could watch Netflix and it came right up fine with no tweaking. I didn't do a thing except reboot. If it needs a driver, it somehow just found it, or does not seem to want one.

On this 2nd box with Pro/64 I can also easily get to the display shown in attachment that shows wireless bars, but on the 1st PC with Win7 Home Prem, going to Control Panel -> Network and Sharing center produces no such display. All it shows is the broadband connection to the cat 5 cable running to my router. It's like the Home Prem system does not support wireless. I did reinstall all drivers from the GByte disc that came with the mobo.

Any ideas?

A:Need driver for mini USB wireless adapter

Have you tried different USB ports?
Especially the ones on the back.

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I recently purchased a Compaq Presario desktop with no integrated wifi. So I picked up a usb adapter. The Retail Plus website says the adapter is compatible with Windows 7. However, after I run the setup and plug in the adapter, the drivers do not install. My apartment is wireless only, so I can't connect my desktop to the internet to download drivers. I do have a laptop with wifi, so I tried installing the usb adapter on it. Everything went smoothly and the usb works on the laptop. So I tried putting the drivers on a disc and putting them on the desktop, no luck. I downloaded a package from the Retail Plus website and I still cannot get the drivers to work.

Unfortunately, I am not very computer savvy. Any suggestions to make this work?

A:Retail Plus Mini Wireless USB Adapter

Hi jatermeer , Welcome to the forums , Power off the laptop , insert the usb adaptor, power on the laptop and windows will find the driver for you

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Hi there, I'm having an issue with my ever so brilliant IBM Thinkpad T42p, only it's not so brilliant at the moment as it has a wireless issue. WPA2-PSK is the standard for wireless security as I believe, my T42p was made in early 2005 and the adapter hasn't really been properly updated to support this security type. I have tried custom drivers to the latest drivers.

The latest drivers crash the OS for several minutes and fail to install, even when digitally signed and the custom drivers work a treat on WEP and other network security types not the modern standard though. Changing my wireless security type isn't an option, any ideas? Windows 7 works superb with the drivers but I prefer XP on this laptop as it can only handle so much and its aging. So I would need XP drivers on an quite frankly an ancient mini pci IBM Wireless card that supports modern WPA2-PSK.

If it's too much trouble I am just going to rip one out of my HP laptop but I prefer not to.

Again, any suggestions?


A:IBM 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Adapter II WPA2-PSK issue.

No one?

Anyway, it worked on some routers and failed upon others so I decided to bite the bullet and swap the cards from my other laptop.

It works great now, its an Intel something... and connects properly due to better and updated drivers. Interestingly the Thinkpad has all its original parts and the bios reported the CPU, Intel Pentium M and now I have replaced the card it's made it a Centrino (Intel branded chipset groups, Wifi, cpu and whatnot).

For anyone who owns a thinkpad and wish to check the parts list visit ThinkWiki. It maybe for Linux but hardware wise it applies to any OS and does give info on Windows anyway

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I have an IBM T40 Thinkpad that has a built-in Intel Pro Wireless 2100 LAN 3B Mini PCI adapter. A while back, after trying to set up a router, and monkeying with settings, I found I could no longer connect. The OEM-installed IBM Access Connections was no help, and Windows tells me it cannot configure the adapter/connections. At first I thought the card was defective, but 2 new ones have the same results. I've been using a USB adapter, but would like to get the built-in working again. My friend thought I could remove IBM Access Connections and install different software to operate the adapter.

Two questions:
1.Does this sound feasible?
2.Can someone recommend some software (preferably freeware)?

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I have just replaced the 802.11b Intel PRO 2100 wireless adapter in my Dell Inspiron 600m laptop computerwith an 802.11b/g Intell PRO 2200BG. I am confused about connecting the antenna cables to the new mini PCI board. Originally, the grey cable was connected to the Main connector and the black cable to the Aux connector. This is how Dell shipped the computer with the 2100. However, the Installation Guide for the new adapter (2200BG) indicates that the black cable should be connected to Main and the grey to Aux. How would I know which connection configuration is correct? Thanks.

P.S. I don't know if this is of any relevance, but the Intel PRO Wireless 2200BG adapter appears to be intended for HP computers. The drivers CD has HP on it and the Installation Guide is "Copyright 2004 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.". Is the antenna cable colour standardised among computer brand manufacturers?

A:How to Connect the Antenna Cables to a Mini PCI Wireless Adapter

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Good morning to all!!

I am trying to connect a Thinkpad to my wireless network. I have 2 other PCs happily chugging along on the network, which is 128-WEP enabled with OPEN authentication. I have typed the same key into the Thinkpad to no avail. I have never run into this problem before with another PC and am leaning toward thinking it's something with the mini PCI adapter? Any help would be appreciated.

Here's the settings specific to the configuration of the mini PCI adapter:

11a Transmit Rates: 54Mbps
11b Transmit Rates: 11 Mbps
11d Mode Switch: Enable
80211b Preamble: Long and Short
Auto Transmit Rate: Enable
Extended Channel Mode: Disable (for N. America)
Network Address: Not Present
Power Save Mode: Maximum
Radio On/Off: On
Roam Time (sec): 45
Roam Time Threshold (db): 15
Transmit Power: 100%
Wireless Mode Selection: Auto

I have tried the Wireless Mode Selection in both 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz, but it didn't make a diff. My router is D-Link AirPlusG 802.11g and I allow for backwards compatibility, with open authentication. I run a DHCP server for up to 10 clients and am currently only serving 5. As I live in BFE and broadcast my SSID (closest neighbor is 5 miles away lol). I've tried filtering by MAC, as well as disabling the WEP 128 encryption entirely. I'm at a total loss on this one.

Thanks for the help......Bubblz
UPDATE: I have now tried running my router wide open with no WEP encryption. The Thinkpad sees the wireless network in "View... Read more

A:IBM Thinkpad & Dual-band Wi-Fi Wireless Mini PCI Adapter problem

Are you using a 3rd party firewall (security suite) that is configured to block your LAN?

Please dump the MAC address filtering, disable encryption, try to connect to the router via ethernet and wireless and show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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My dad just bought a new wireless router and out of our 3 computers, mine is having a problem. My computer is a Dell Vostro 1500 with a Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card. I am able to connect to the connection, but not stay online. I am not sure in what intervals I am being disconnected, but it is super frustrating haha. It seems my connection status is stuck on Authenticating. I hope someone can help me, I am quite unfamiliar with troubleshooting networking outside of the simplest tasks. Thank you in advance for any help!

Also, I read an old post about someone else with a very similar problem and someone had said,"Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:Type the following command:IPCONFIG /ALLRight click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.Paste the results in a message here." So, trying to maybe help find a solution sooner, here are my results:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Documents and Settings\Sherry Berry>ipconfig/all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Sherry
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . :
Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card
Physical Add... Read more

A:Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card- Wireless Connection Issues

Hi:Is this ipconfig /all at failure time ?
Try two things.
Go to the router makers site and download any more current firmware for your model.
Change the wireless channel being used.1/6/11 are US preferred.
1. Update the network drivers (wired and wireless) on your computer to the latest available.from your pc maker’s web site

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I recently downloaded an updated driver for my laptop PC's Atheros AR5001X Mini PCI wireless network adapter but when I tried to install it the installation fails and I get an "Access is denied error". The following is an extract from the setupapi.log:

#-166 Device install function: DIF_INSTALLDEVICE.
#-006 Setting security on key HKR\Ndi\params\MapRegisters to "D:ARAI(A;;GA;;;BA)(A;;GA;;;SY)(A;CI;GA;;;IU)"
#E033 Error 1208: An extended error has occurred.
#I123 Doing full install of "PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0012&SUBSYS_7005144F&REV_01\4&3A321F38&0&10F0".
#-006 Setting security on key HKR\Ndi\params\MapRegisters to "D:ARAI(A;;GA;;;BA)(A;;GA;;;SY)(A;CI;GA;;;IU)"
#E033 Error 1208: An extended error has occurred.
#-035 Processing service Add/Delete section [ATHER_DEV_2022.ndi.NT.Services].
#E033 Error 5: Access is denied.
#E275 Error while installing services. Error 5: Access is denied.
#E122 Device install failed. Error 5: Access is denied.
#E154 Class installer failed. Error 5: Access is denied.
#I060 Set selected driver.
#I125 Installing NULL driver for "PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0012&SUBSYS_7005144F&REV_01\4&3A321F38&0&10F0".
#I121 Device install of "PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0012&SUBSYS_7005144F&REV_01\4&3A321F38&0&10F0" finished successfully.

It looks like a registry permissions error but I can't work it out. Any suggestions guys?

A:Atheros AR5001X Mini PCI Wireless Network Adapter - Driver Installation Error

Try installing it within Safe Mode, which is accessible using the Boot Menu. To access it reboot the PC and depress F8 after the hardware is listed.

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I have an IBM Thinkpad with a High Rate Wireless mini PCI adapter III radio inside. My router is a D-Link DI-524. I'm currently connected through an ethernet cable (DSL).
I have a separate computer connected to the router as the main connection. (I do file and print sharing, but i doubt that effects the problem I'm having.) This laptop (the one with the problem) occasionally connects to the same router through an ethernet cable, but should also be able to connect wirelessly.
The problem now is that my wireless connection does not show up (or rarely shows up) as an available network on my list of available networks. If it does, it's intermittent as to whether I can connect to it. For a while it seemed as though it could only connect to the wireless network if it was also connected by cable. If I can connect it lasts less than a few minutes, before the network disappears as an available network.
At the same time, my neighbors' networks do show up as available. They are protected, so I can't see if I can actually connect through them. I brought in a separate laptop which didn't have any problems connecting through my wireless. Furthermore, I borrowed a wireless usb adapter and was able to see and connect to my wireless and this computer that way. I'd rather not have to use an external advice though if possible.
These problems all started when I installed AVG (firewall and virus protection) about a month and a half ago. I've gone back an... Read more

A:Thinkpad High Rate Wireless LAN mini PCI Adapter III won't receive home signal

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I've just had two friends T-42's returned to me for one last go-around (they need "indestructable" laptops, for one a kid and one out on a ocean-going tug). They've been maxed-out about as far as a T-42 can, but I've seen there is a 128 GB PATA/IDE SDD.I picked up some cheap Win-7 OEM licenses. So the last things are...1. Was a Wireless N Mini-PCI card ever made to replace the Intel 2200BG? If so would it needs a hacked BIOS like the Middleton T-61 no-whitelist one?2. Was a DVD-burner ever made for these, like the Multi-III for the T-61? Thanks!

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Hi, im having problems with my mini pci wireless card in MSI U130 notebook, it keeps dropping the signal and then when i try to reconect it cant find any networks at all. To get it to reconnect i have to restart but this dose not always work, disable the raido in settings, or unistall driver, or reinstall windows.

so this is what ive tried already

updated the drivers using the MIS Live update tool
Unchecked the box that says "allow computer to turn off device"
Deleted drivers and reinstalled
Deleted windows 7 and reinstalled fresh copy (works for a few days then starts to drop again)
Reinstalled windows 7 and only used the windows 7 driver Not updated it
bought aa new mini card but could not get motherboard to install drivers, i bough it 2nd hand off ebay and it came out of a dell mini notebook
put old card back in and is now working after fresh install for how long i dont know
The card is a 802.11bgn 1T1R Mini Card Wireless Adapter and im fresh out of ideas???? when the siganl drops the you can still see the card in system devices and it says that its working normally also it works fine if i put in a usb wireless dongle.

cant send the laptop back as i bought it off Ebay and it only came with three months warrenty which is now up!

Any ideas on this subject would be greatly appriciated

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
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A:Mini wireless network card

The card is a 802.11bgn 1T1R Mini Card Wireless Adapter and im fresh out of ideas???? when the siganl drops the you can still see the card in system devices and it says that its working normally also it works fine if i put in a usb wireless dongle.Click to expand...

From that and the other stuff you've tried and described I think that the card or motherboard is intermittently defective. If it's the motherboard there's nothing you can do. If it's the card you could replace it with the exact same model or one that you know is supposed to work in that model laptop.

My advice is to keep the USB adapter in your pocket or laptop case and use it when needed.

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Hi guys thanks for looking.

I recently bought a dell true mobile 1150 wireless series mini pci card for my laptop along with a pair of antennae to install in my inspiron. It didn't come with any drivers but I managed to download the latest driver and client manager from the dell website. The installation seemed to be fine but I can't seem to detect any wireless networks on it. I shut down the computer last night and when I woke up this morning it was working fine but after I rebooted again It wasn't able to my wireless connection.

I have verified that the radio is turned on and power management seems fine what else could be the cause?


edit: the firewall on my computer is also disabled

A:Problems with mini pci wireless card

also i've just upgraded the firmware of my netgear fvm 318 router but still no luck

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I've just installled this adpter in my laptop. I found out that if the SSID of my Access Point is hidden or not broadcasting I'm not able to connect manually. If the SSID is broadcasted the adapter works fine. I've checked to make sure it has the lastest drivers as far as I can see it does. I'm not finding much for support for this product though. Can somebody please help me out?


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i have a toshiba Satellite a10 laptop. psa10c035wm. i have update the driver of the wireless lan mini card to vers. 7.82.0550 as i was unable to access the wireless card with the earlier version. i am still unable to have this card access the internet. it was working before, however when i changed my modem to rogers cisco it says unable to connect. The switch is on. i noticed it said firewalled, therefore turned this off.

A:Toshiba Wireless Lan Mini Card

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I've a Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo M 7400 Notebook, with Intel PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter. I want to replace this with Intel PRO/Wireless LAN 2200 BG Adapter.

Please advise if I can do that myself, and if yes, how to open the laptop, and where to find the adapter in there to replace.


A:Replace Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card

Hi, welcome to TechSpot

Since nobody has answered this thread, i will give a generic how-to-guide...
i have no experience with a fujitsu, but if it's like most laptops, there will be an access panel on the bottom of the case. it's usually a just 1 screw then it pulls up and out which will give you access to your mini PCI card.

mini-PCI cards lock in similar to laptop RAM sticks, there will be 2 locking tabs toward the top of the card, release them both at the same time and the card should "pop" up, then simply pull it out. it will be the opposite procedure to instal the new one

hope this helps... good luck

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I would like to upgrade the wireless card (Broadcom 802.11 g) to an N card, dual band if possible. My question is; what is the right card and part number? I believe the HP Mini 5103 card will work in the 2102, but I am not certain of this capability. Does anyone know the best wireless adapter card to swap out? Thanks in advance for any help!

A:HP Mini 2102 wireless card upgrade

Hi, Have you heard WiFi whitelist in BIOS ? I don't know the model/product of your HP Mini 2102 but I believe this series came out around 2010. The chance to upgrade wifi card for machines which were built before mid 2014 is from very, very, very slim to none. Regards.  

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i was removing my wireless card out of the back of my laptop, when i discovered a mini battery CR2032 3v underneath. what is that battery for, and do need to ever replace it?

A:Solved: mini battery under wireless card???

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Hi, Just installed a PCI (e x1) Wireless card and Windows Vista (64bit, all latest updates) will not detect it. I have tried it in 2 PCIe x1 slots (my mobo has 2 of these) and I get the same problem in both. I have the latest drivers for the device.

Interestingly, when the power is off and I plug the card in a light shows on the card. As soon as I turn my PC on, the light goes out and doesn't come back.

The wireless card is an ABIT WLP-01 card.

Is this a problem with the mobo/bios or with vista? I'm out of ideas so I'm hoping someone out there can shed some light.

Thanks for reading.

A:Mini PCI Wireless card not detected by Vista64

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I have a Toshiba TE2100 laptop with wirless card built-in. The laptop also have at the left side a switch that allows to turn ON or OFF the wireless function. The computer also have a front red light that should flash when the wireless is activated. My computer is attached to a wireless network based on a wireless router LINKSYS 802.11g WUSB54G. The computer runs under Windos XP professional SP3
The problem is as follow:
When I start using Internet I would expect the wireless adapater (Mini PCI card built in ) worked just identifying my network and I would be able to search through internet, but unfortunately nothing happen: the front red light is not flashing when the wireless switch in the left is turned ON
Woking around with possible solutions:
I went to device manager and the device is hidden, so I have to use the view option to reach it, then I tried to update the driver, and the driver wizard just says that the device is working properly. Once I update the driver, it says windows did not find a better driver that the one installed.
Should I do something else? Do I missing something in order to activate the wireles card?.

Thank you in advance. Any help it will be graetly appreciated

A:Toshiba TE 2100 - Wireless Mini PCI Card

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Hi, I am having a problem with my dell wireless lan minicard which is intergrated into my dell inspiron laptop.

I have been searching the internet and i have found some information on increasing the power output of the card. I am wanting to increase the power output of the card, not the router for various issues.

I found some information regarding hacking into the HAL, some part of the firmware in network cards that can contain the power output information.
If someone can provide me with a guide on doing that it will be appreciated.

Also, if anyone knows any third party software, or firmware that can increase the power output of my dell wireless mini card it will be appreciated.

Please don't reply with information regarding the router as i have been searching the internet all day to increase the power output of my wireless card and found most of the information regarding the router which i dont want.


A:Dell wireless Mini card reception low.

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I have a laptop hp mini model LS001LA # ABM (hp Mini 1103) and I could not get her wireless network card that is damaged. I need to know if there are models wireless network card compatible alternatives with the card which is a Ralink RT3090BC4, or Broadcom BCM9431HMGB.

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Hi! My AR5BXB63 wireless card in My MSI VR630 just failed. I'm thinking of purchasing a different mode, one which supports wireless n mode, like this.
My question is, that will this work in my laptop? I think it will, becasuse as far as I know, PCIE is a universal interface and it should support anything I plug into it whith the same interface. Though it is mentioned on the ebay page that it will only work with certain chipsets. Who is right then? Also, there is a wifi enable/disable button on my notebook, will that work? Or is that button the reason why this wireless card won't work with any chipset?
Thanks in advance.

A:Mini PCIE wireless card compatibility

PCI-e IS universal, it will work with every MB, but your OS has to have drivers for it. Either built in, on the manufacturers website, or on windows update (I have Win 8 and it had no drivers for mine, so I had to use my power line adapter to supply internet to my computer for windows update to get the driver). So what I am saying is as long as you have a wired internet connection to use as an alternative then you should be fine.

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Opinion please: I have an hp pavilion laptop dv2000 and I am going to purchase either a wireless pc plug in module card or one that has a usb adapter.. would like opinions on which one is better for the long run.. I am looking at a Netgear one. both say compatible with windows xp which is what I have. and my router is a netgear already.

A:Solved: Wireless plug in module card vse wireless usb adapter

wireless module wouldn't work, ended up with the usb port adapter. Will try it tonight.. Wish me luck

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I have a Micron Trans Port GX3 Laptop that I just had to reformat and install win xp again. Installed in this laptop is a Mini PCI Wireless Card bearing the BCM94306MPSG number.

I have been going nuts trying to find the driver for this beast. It will not install without the drivers. I had them but have somehow managed to lose them.

Can anyone help me here???? PLEEEEEEEEEEEASE



A:Driver for Broadcom BCM94306 Mini PCI Wireless Card

Download for XP from here....

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After reading some similar solutions I feel that this forum is one of the few with members that actually know what they're talking about, so I'm really hopeful that you can help me!!

Recently my dell inspiron 1501 had an onslaught of viruses. A friend was able to retrieve my data and reinstalled windows. However, upon return of the computer a few things aren't working quite right. My main concern is my wireless internet. The 1395 mini card is not detected in device manager and although I installed the driver even the dell wireless utitlity won't work either. There are a few things listed in Other devices with yellow question marks/exclamation points: Base system device, network controller, SM bus controller, and video controller. All of these under properties say the drivers are not installed, but when I try to install drivers from device manager it can't find any. Please help!!!!

Thank you

A:Dell Wireless Mini Card not working after rebuild

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Hi everyone,
This is my first question to Techspot.
Can anyone advise me which Mini PCI wireless card would be compatible for my Toshiba 1410-303 laptop? I've got a hunch that I shouldn't just rush out and get the latest card. I am about to setup a wireless network with a desktop PC running XP and using a Netgear 54 MBPS wireless ADSL2+ modem router.
Thanks (in anticipation), Creyke

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Hi, new to the site today. Bit frustrated, my sister got a new laptop, the one Im using to post this, and connected straight away to my home wireless, and can also view surrounding connections, (neighbours) etc.

I cant. Its a problem with my mini-card it says "This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device." However, I clicked to get updated drivers and it said I already had the advanced one?

I called technical support for Dell and because my warranty has expired they want 29 to pay for this solution.

If anyone can help I would very much appreciate it.

I am using a Dell Inspiron 1520. Windows Vista, trying to connect to home wireless and nothing out of the ordinary has happened for this to happen.


A:Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN mini-card.

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Well recently i been having a massive downturn in wireless speed, at the regular my speed would be 54mbps but now it would fluctuate down to 1.0mbps which i must say is extremely frustrating for skype calls and gaming. I tried the dell website to see if i could update my card and through windows update however dell doesn't support my laptop anymore. I don't get whats wrong i tried dns changes,messing with the adapter settings but nothing would work. I tried a different wireless adapter and it worked fine. So could it be that the adapter is failing or do i need a new driver for that particular hardware.
Please help >.>

A:dw1501 wireless mini-card speed issues

Please download MINITOOLBOX and run it.

Checkmark following boxes:
Report IE Proxy Settings
Report FF Proxy Settings
List content of Hosts
List IP configuration
List Winsock Entries
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size
List Devices (problems only)

Click Go and post the result.

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I'm trying to connect a Sony VAIO PCG-GRT100 laptop computer to my network with a mini-PCI Intel 2100 3A 'b' card.

I used to have a Linksys PCMCIA wireless card - and it worked perfectly, but I didn't like having a big thing sticking out of the side. So - I got a mini-PCI card out of a Dell laptop (that I upgraded from just 'b' to a 2200 'b' and 'g' card), and thought I would put it into the Sony.

I installed the drivers, slotted in the card, connected the AUX and MAIN antennae, booted up - the computer recognised the card just fine - shows up in the control panel, and SYSTEM folder, etc.

BUT - when I search for networks I get nothing - "No wireless networks found". The laptop is sitting 4 feet from the router (a Netgear WGR614 by the way), and my other laptop 'see' about 8 network access points normally (I'm in a block of apartments / flats).

So - it appears the 'hardware switch' is turned off on the adaptor. Windows Control Panel / HW can't turn it on - but since this isn't a Centrino laptop - there's no button or switch to turn it on.

WHat can I do - the mini-PCI card is covered in plastic - is there a manual switch I can throw if I strip it off?

Any suggestions would be welcome!


A:Help getting a mini-PCI wireless card working in a Sony VAIO

Did you install the correct driver and are you using the Intel Software to manage it.

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I have a acer aspire 1710 laptop using xp sp3, which has a acer dual band 11a/g wireless mini pci adapter. I had to rebuild my laptop and now there is no sign of this adapter in the device manager. If I run device finder software it detects the following:
WLAN a+b+g mini-PCI Module
Chip: Unknown Chipset from Atheros Communications Inc
Full Details
Windows Detected Vender
Windows Detected Device
WLAN a+b+g mini-PCI Module
Detected Chip Vender
Atheros Communications Inc
Search Results (Internal Stuff)
I downloaded some atheros drivers from the internet but when I try to open it it says device not ready. Can you help please.

A:Solved: wireless mini pci card in acer aspire 1710

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Hi. I have an Studio 1749 and I'm looking to upgrade to a better WLAN card, which is compatible with my laptop.
Please can you advise on the best one to get?
Kind regards

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Hey Everybody,

I just got my new Dell Inspiron 1721 with Windows Vista and a Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card.

The Problem: I can not connect with the Internet via WLA.

I have no problems connecting with the cable. I have tried to connect via WLAN at various locations where I know the notebooks of my fiends and colleges have absolutely no problem.

The Software "Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility" finds all the networks in the "air" but Windows does not and I can not connect to any of them.

I would be VERY VERY happy if anybody knows a solution to this problems!

Thanks in advance!


A:Dell + Vista + Wireless 1390 Mini-Card -> No WLAN

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Has anyone found win 7 64 or Vista 64 drivers for this card later version than

Ref: e1505.i6400 laptops have this card


A:Dell Wireless 1500 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini-Card

Hi vlsi99xx, I have an I9400 with this card ,I use this driver Drivers and Downloads | Dell [United States] it's for vista 64bit install in compatibility mode with admin rights

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i have spotty reception for my dell inspiron n4030 in parts of the house i have strong reception and in others i have weak or none at all. I have tried virus scans,changing the channel and running the troubleshooter. i am including screenshots of my comps info to help

A:weak reception with a DW1501 wireless-n wlan half-mini card

Hi ssor777 and Welcome to SF,

Is this a work laptop? It is configured in a domain network, it has a DNS suffix of .local.

Another are using Open DNS's, you may set it back to 'Obtain DNS Server Automatically' from your Wireless setting.

Install and run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector.
Click on the 'Show Networks' to display all wireless networks on the xirrus icon on your desktop if you have one running in a corner. Tap the Printscreen key on your keyboard, open up Paint then choose Edit from the Menu and select Paste, then SAVE it. Upload and attached on your next Post.

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Hello, I have a Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card on my Dell Insprion 1501 and my wireless isnt connecting to the router. The router is working fine, because I can use it with a wire, but when I try connecting to it with my wireless, it says Signal:Excellent Status:Authenticating Address:
I don't know how to fix this, please help.

EDIT**** I forgot to mention that it was working fine until a few days ago.

A:Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card not connecting to router

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Hello, i have dell precision M4300 and my wireless is not connecting to the router. Router is working fine becouse i can connect it with wire but i can't connect it to wireless. It was working fine since yesterday when i have connected to other place.
following are the wireless connection status
Status: Acquiring Network Adress
signal strength: excellent
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
following is ipconfig inforamtion;

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Documents and Settings\CHANDRU>ipconfig/all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : chandru-1ee8657
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Personal Area Network
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-6B-78-14-04
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Cont
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-B9-84-B4-51
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : Read more

A:Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-card not connecting the router

zeros are caused by one

DHCP Service - but looking at your ipconfig this is OK as you have an ip for the cable connection
Bad drivers or Defective hardware.

Turn off ALL of the PCs and other devices on the network
Turn off the router modem

then turn on modem then router then all the computers and other network devices.

have a look on the dell site use you TAG number on the PC and download latest drivers

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I am desperate. really really desperate, I don't know what to do anymore

I spent a lot of money on a new gaming pc and it has been a complete nightmare from the start. I have wireless network at home so I had to het a usb wifi adapter, the Netgear N300 WiFi USB Mini Adapter.

Its setup cannot complete because it is stuck eternally at "detecting adapter"

I sought online but it's only people reporting the problem and NOBODY giving a solution. pleas pleeeaaaase somebody help.

A:Netgear N300 WiFi USB Mini Adapter stuck detecting adapter

Power down PC...while it off remove USB wifi adapter....power on PC. When PC has finished booting up, search in the uninstall programs list for any software related Netgear and uninstall it. Reboot and start the process again.

According to the system requirements for that device, it does not support windows 10, which may be you issue.

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This morning I went to go on to the internet and it says it can't connect to a network. I've never had this problem before so I clicked on the network and it said it couldn't detect any.

When i clicked on "diagnose the problem" it says "there are driver or hardware problems with the network adapter "dell wireless 1390 WLAN mini-card" on this computer.

I have a Dell Inspiron 640m

I can find the cord to hook it up to the internet with a wire (I can buy one if absolutely needed) and I do have the original software CD.

I not good with computers so if anyone can help me out I would appreciate it.


A:Laptop won't connect to wireless 1390 wlan mini-card.

Hi:Take a look at device manager,particularly the WLAN card.Any error indicators?
Let’s take a look at the status of the network adapters

Device manager:

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type devmgmt.msc

Please respond to all the following steps.
1. Under Network adapters, please tell me all the devices listed.
2. Are there any devices under Network adapters that have a red x displayed?
3. Also, are there any devices anywhere in the Device Manager display with yellow ? or ! displayed?
4. should be enabled and working properly.
5. If error code,what is it ?

It would be best if you could post a screen shot of Device Manager with the Network adapters and Other devices sections expanded.

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file. To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.

Also.Go to the Dell site.Search the drivers available for your particular model by inputting the service tag # for your unit.Should be on a side or bottom tag along with model and serial #.This will make it a lot easier to determine the proper driver(s) to download/install

Also,let's see this:
Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

In the command prompt window that opens, type... Read more

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I currently use drivers from 2008:

Driver Version - 10/1/2008

for my Dell Wireless 1505 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini-Card.

Whenever I run Microsoft Update it tells me to upgrade to the latest drivers, however, with the newest drivers I experience a SIGNIFICANT drop in throughput- something like from 108 mbps with my current setup to 1-15 mbps with the "updated" drivers.

I'd like to have the most up to date driver, but do not want to limit my Wifi bandwidth either. Any advice would be greatly appreciated-- all my system info *should* be in my profile.

PS I'm a brand new user, so I apologize if this is not a well written post!

A:Updated Dell Wireless 1505 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini-Card Worse Connect

If the new driver causes problems and the old one works fine, best to just stick with the old driver. Typically you only need to update your drivers if you are experiencing problems or the new driver adds some functionality. Otherwise it is better to just leave well enough alone. If is listed as an important update, right-click the update and hide it.

If you are set on updating, you can try downloading the driver from the Dell website (link below) and uninstalling the old driver prior to installing the new driver. You can also look at the fixes and enhancements listed on the Dell site to determine if you really need it.

Driver Details | Dell United States

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I am having a problem which is bugging the bejeezus out of me, and excuse me if this has already been discussed elsewhere (tried to search but didn't find anything relevant).

I have a Dell Latitude D420 with a Dell Wireless 1390 Minicard. The Dell also has its own utility that manages the wireless connection in place of Windows XP.

I currently live in Italy (the computer was purchased in the USA) and am trying to connect to a specific wireless router provided by Fastweb. Fastweb is an Italian ISP that provides its own proprietary router (a Telsey) to use.

Even though I am able to connect to it by wired ethernet, and any other computer/wi-fi enabled device is also able to connect to it wirelessly, my computer just does not pick up the wireless signal from the router.

The strange thing is that when I open the Dell utility and go to the "Site Monitor" tab, the very same router's wireless signal is picked up without fail as a 54 speed at full signal strength.

But when I click on the first tab, the "Wireless Networks" tab and click on "add a network" then it shows a list of available networks-- and the Fastweb router is often not on there! Sometimes it does show up and when I click on it and try to connect, sometimes the signal disappears sometimes it has limited or no connectivity, but never anything consistently close to a stable connection.

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A:Dell 1390 WLAN Mini-Card unable to recognize specific wireless signal

With the problem being intermittent I doubt that this is the problem, but will plunge ahead anyhow.

I think in Italy the wireless channels are 1-13. If your wireless adapter has a North American driver it should be detecting/using only channels 1-11. If the router in question is using a channel greater than 11 I suggest that you uninstall the wireless adapter and its utility and start over. Make sure you specify the correct region (I think "Europe").

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hello all! i am wanting to know what questions i need to ask to find out if a usb adapter or wireless card is compatible with my router. also, which would be a better choice, the adapter or card? i bought a wireless router thru an isp! wrong move! so now i need to move my computers (i have them on a too long ethernet cable now,20ft) to about 30ft. they want to sell me a usb adapter for a mere 85$. i cannot believe i cannot get one cheaper but they will not cooperate with me and tell me what is compatible. did you understand all that? help please! thanks mb

A:Wireless Card or Usb Adapter?

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I have an Inspiron 1545 with a failed (I think) wireless network adapter card. I have a dual band 5.0 and 2.4 modem. What is the best card to buy?

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I have a desktop PC that I need to get a wireless signal to via either a USB or PCI Card. In most cases what option is going to give me better range, speed and performance. I know that USB adapter's tend to get a little hot. You would think that a PCI Card attached to the motherboard would give me better wireless, but I'm not so sure. If I purchase a N Compatible PCI Card or USB Adapter and I want to connect to a G network is it always going to let me onto the G wireless network. What are some good recommendations on PCI Cards and USB Adapter's either N or G. I went ahead and bought the EDIMAX EW-7128G PCI Wireless Card - Retail as the reviews were very good. Thanks for any tips on this topic.

A:PCI Wireless Card vs USB Adapter?

I use a dlink wireless pci card in one system downstairs and at the other end of the house. Signal strength is very good and it gives no problems at all. If you do go with the pci type card, then go with a quality card like a dlink.

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I currently have a Netgear router along with an Access Point booster from NetGear. Both are located in the main room and server a PS3 via LAN and laptop via wireless however I'm having trouble with a 2nd PC running XP in a room which is some distance from the house.

The PC has a Netgear USB Wireless Adapter WG111 however the connection is always low and before the booster the speed was 1/2MBPS, with the newly acquired booster I've managed to sustain 6/12MBPS.

I was wondering if a PCI Adapter would help even more and if it would make much difference as it too has a 54MBPS limit.
Also with the adaptor I can stretch th cable away from the PC however the PCI Adaptor would be fixed at the back of the PC.

Also like to add that when I use the laptop a foot from the troubled PC I have a good signal and no issues with speed.

Thoughts please?

A:PCI Card vs USB Wireless Adapter

Hawking Tech has a number of products that will help you increase your wireless range. The root page is Hawking Hi-Gain™ WiFi Range Extending Products.

Some of the more interesting products are this Hawking [HSB2] Hi-Gain WiFi Signal Booster, which can be used on either end of a wireless connection to boost the signal power.

Another way to increase your signal strength is by the use of hi-gain antennas. You can choose from omni-directional or directional models, here are a some examples.

Hawking [HAI7SIP] Hi-Gain 7dBi Omni-Directional Antenna

Hawking [HAI15SC] Hi-Gain 15dBi Corner Antenna

[HAO14SD] Outdoor Hi-Gain 14dBi Directional Antenna Kit

For 802.11n applications, this ZyXEL ANT1106 6db omni-directional antenna can be used.

For really long range outdoor applications, this 24dB parabolic WiFi Antenna may be a good choice.

If you have a wireless adapter that doesn't have provisions for an external antenna, one adapter that I've had good luck with is a Rosewill RNX-G1 USB Wireless Adapter. It's feature is that is has a removable antenna and will accommodate replacement antennas.

This is just a sample of available products, many people have hi-gain antennas with similar specifications, but I haven't seen any other suppliers of signal boosters.

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Okay the same thing as this happened to me:
And I got it working by using another adapter slot for my monitor, and its connected to my motherboard.. but, now my graphics card is no longer working (8600 Nividia Geforce) and I want to set it back to my graphics card in the BIOs. Problem is, in the BIOs my Video Configuration was set to "Auto" (for my graphics card all this time), when it was connected to my graphics card, but after my whole hibernation event it now recognises the "Auto" configuration as connected to my motherboard.

In control panel, my "Nividia Control Panel" panel as now been replaced to "Nividia Hybrid SLI Graphics."

What do I do?

UPDATE: I think the problem is that the PC won't auto detect my graphics card, I am gonna try to add it as hardware through device manager.

A:monitor adapter settings switched

I also took a screen shot of device manager, you can see my graphics card adapter is replaced with my motherboards standard graphics card, and these three other mircosoft adapters are effected as well, they dont have drivers etc. so yeah I need help.

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Hi all- I hope all here are well. Very informative forum. I'm a wireless newbie, & I know enough to be dangerous! ;-)

I'm running Win2000 Pro. I bought an inexpensive Trendnet TEW-443PI wireless PCI adapter card last week. It installed fine & worked great with zero problems for several days. I went away for a few days & now I can't get any internet data transfer. When I start an internet app, the modem starts dialing instead of connecting thru the wireless card. The computer was on while I was away, but no one had access to it. The wireless card was off, & I was D/Ling with the modem & D/L mgr unattended while I was away.
The access point is unsecured, and the adapter card's config utility shows a good quality connection and high signal strength.
I have rooted around in numerous forums, followed tips from the Trendnet site, and played with the Win2000 network settings.No joy.

Windows 2000 IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : TBC
Primary DNS Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 108Mbps High Speed Wireless Network Adapter
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A:Wireless PCI adapter card problems

first, use the Device Manager to disable the modem; stops the dialingout.

you say it worked ... you have your OWN wireless router?

the ip-address says your adaptor did not find the router and
could NOT make a DHCP request to it.

disable your wireless adaptor,
restart your router; pull the power plug, wait 30 sec and then plug it back in.
wait one minute and then enable your wireless adaptor.

use run->cmd /k ipconfig /all to monitor the results.

if that doesn't work, the next step is to RESET the router and start again
at disable your wireless

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OK everyone:

I have been driving myself nuts trying to figured out what is the best deal I can get for a wireless card for my Netgear 600 N router. I have been searching on Google and other search engines and reading reviews about each item I thought was a good choice.

BTW- running Win7 64bit if that helps

I have looked at

"Linksys - Dual-Banfd Wireless-N USB 2.0 Adapter"

"NETGEAR - N300 Wireless-N USB Adapter"

" Netgear N150 Wireless USB 2,0 Adapter "

Now I have also looked on since I have always gotten good deals from them. I'm looking to kind of not spend more than $50 on this. Right now I have a connection of 50Mb/sec down and 11Mb/sec upload. All of the reviews that I have been reading no card I have found seems to get anywhere close to this. Now I understand using a Ethernet cable will get me a faster speed but the position in my house where my computer now HAS to be, there is no option for running an Ethernet cable to it.

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A:HELP! Buying a Wireless Card or Adapter.

The 300 should offer the ability for increased range and speed. Of course, the ultimate determining factor is the bandwidth coming into the router from your ISP. I would go with the 300 if you want the maximum range and bandwidth (ability). If range isn't an issue, the 150 wouldn't be too bad.

Since you say you are using a wireless connection only for that computer, the 300 will provide optimal reliability (range) for your WiFi connection. Not to mention future expandability as available bandwidth increases.

I like Netgear!

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I have a Notebook HP Pavillion DV6 3113sa with Windows 7 64-bit
My Broadcom Bluetooth and Wireless Combo Card is not being detected. On device manager> Network adapters I cannot see my the wireless adapter. Realtek PCIe GBE Family controller is in the device manager though. Also I can access internet with an ethernt cable and my phone and other computer can detect my wireless router. The wireless light is also continually orange and will not change.
So neither bluetooth or wireless is working. I have down loaded the 2 Broadcom drivers from the HP website but neither fix the problem. However the bluetooth driver says something like 'Driver failed to install because no bluetooth device was found'.

Please help!


A:Wireless Adapter Card not detected

anything in the bios to turn them on / off

HP often have a switch to turn the wireless off - this also turns the bluetooth off - it may be off and actually remove the adapter from the device manager

I know on Sony if you turn the bluetooth off - via the wireless switch it removes bluetooth from device manager

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I just had to return my previous windows vista adapter because linksys did not have any drivers for windows 7. What is a good wireless card/adapter that will work with windows 7?
I have a full tower gateway

A:Windows 7 Wireless card/adapter

Most, if not all drivers that work with Vista will work with 7 (I have yet to find anything that works on Vista that doesn't on 7). Not to mention Win 7's Action Center helped me find new drivers automatically. I don't think you will run into problems with any drivers (assuming they're at least Vista-compatible, and almost everything is today). I suggest one of those cheapo USB wifi adapters.

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Afternoon All

Hopefully someone can help me, seemingly out of the blue my desktop PC would not connect to the internet, wireless icon on bottom right of desktop has a red cross next to grey signal bars and it says 'not connected - no connections are available;.

I have a 802.11n Wireless LAN card which is showing in the device manager, it is enabled, the blue wireless light on the front of the desktop tower is on, I have uninstalled and reinstalled the driver software, I have done a system restore (3 times on different restore points), run the pc in safe mode, everything but it still doesn't work, windows is telling me the device is working correctly.

I thought it must be a dodgy card so I have just purchased a netgear wireless adapter in the hope that would work, it installs the software and then says to plug in the adapter and when I do and follow the installation wizard it says the adapter is not found. I have ensured the wireless card is disabled prior to doing this as I thought it may have interfered but still nothing.

I then thought maybe its my virus software (BitDefender) so I have just uninstalled it completely but still no joy.

I can't work out what is wrong please can someone help?

Many Thanks

A:Help! Wireless LAN Card & adapter not working

does it work at all if connected by a cable to the router ?
what windows version ?
What firewall / security suite or anti-virus do you currently have on the PC - or you have ever had on the PC in the past - any trial ware - like Norton, kaspersky or Mcafee or any free security suites like zonealarm, AVG , Webroot etc

can we see an xirrus screen shot
and an ipconfig /all

ipconfig /all

We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a reply here.

If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply
Note: you will see entries named Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface: we dont need to see that information - JUST the infomation above those entries

For Windows 8
To open a Cmd Prompt or an Administrator Cmd prompt from the Desktop.
Use Win + X and choose Command Prompt or Command Prompt (Admin) from the list.​
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Does anyone know of any good wireless card or adapter? I bought EDIMAX EW-7811Un Wireless Nano Adapter from newegg about a month ago, and it has recently decided to melt or something, because it barely works anymore. while playing LOL, i get latencys of 17000+ (yes 17 thousand) milliseconds. im sitting 10 feet from the router and the adapter's drivers say that the signal strength is bad, despite everyone else using wifi having no problems with it at all

i would ask endimax, but they have no customer support and a joke of a documentation

im looking for anything that will plug into my motherboard

A:Suggestion for wireless card/adapter

you want a pci wireless card? try this i use one with good results TP-LINK TL-WN951N Wireless N Adapter link >>> - TP-LINK TL-WN951N Wireless N Adapter IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b, CSMA/CA with ACK 32-bit PCI Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates 64/128/152 bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES), WPS.

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I have a tower running windows 7 64 bit and I'm trying to install a dlink WDA 1320 wireless adapter card. It fits into the tower without a problem and the power light is flashing but when I boot up my computer it doesn't give me an option to install new hardware. I've tried taking it out and re-seating it and get the same thing. I looked online on my working laptop and found the card does work on windows 7 for most people and I downloaded the drivers, put them onto a usb stick and transfered them to the new computer. Now I'm not sure where to extract the files to and it doesn't let me install anything except the dlink wireless manager which doesn't open anyways. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

A:Installing new wireless adapter card

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I'm trying get a WiFi connection for my NDSi, however my computer dosen't provide that. So I was wondering, If I should get a PCI Wireless Card or a PCI Wireless Adapter? I don't really know the difference between them, but which one is better and which one is cheaper? My computer is a Gateway 831GM Media Center PC (S/N: GAB5561009428) and I'm currently using Window XP. Also, I heard something about standard PCI
Wireless Card and another different type; so what's their difference?

Thank you for replying.

A:PCI Wireless Card or PCI Wireless Adapter?

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Hello everyone !- sorry but the english is no my first lang -I installed (replace) a Intel Advanced-N WiMAX 6250 in my laptop X230 running under Windows 10, but the system no recognise the card.I ve allready tried :-intall the card driver-a BIOS update-a motherboard diagnostic (to check if any problem in the Pci ports or in the motherboard itself)-a thinkvantage system update-checking on BIOS if the network cards appears (actually says disable, and no way to "enable it")-check if the card (hardware) was propely connected into the PCI port. it seems to me that the PCIe  is no working but why it could happens? I used to think that my laptop  had no wireless adapter so i bought one, when I installed it I realised that it was one (a native Realtek) ! i ve put it anyway but nothing changed.. ps . i bought this laptop almost new and without warranty (i guess). any idea ?cheers !Memo

A:my x230 cannot recognise the wireless card adapter...

Hello, memodialYou wrote:> checking on BIOS if the network cards appears (actually says disable, and no way to "enable it")This is a key feature to troubleshoot IMHO.What settings do you mean? WirelessLAN Access or WiMAX Access? WiMAX features don't influence to the WLAN (WiFi) ones, they utilize the different interfaces for data, but the card might be controlled (power on/off) via the single bus lane #20 (I'm not sure though).To enable BIOS Settings changes check out the LockBIOS Setting.Make sure wireless radios switch is enabled (on the laptop onboard).Do you see unknown devices in the Device Manager? For devices w/out drivers installed they might be in the Other Devices category. There might be a problem with drivers as Intel doesn't provide them for this card and win10. What drivers did you install?

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Hey guys again. Remember when I couldn't get 16 GBs of ram working? Well since I got it to work (and it runs smoothly Thanks TVeblen!) my Netgear wireless card won't work. It won't work if I have more than 2 GBs of RAM. Which is stupid. I've already looked everywhere and the only answer I could get out of Netgear was "Sorry but we're working on an update". Screw them.

Anyway, I'm looking to buy another one because I hate running a 30 ft ethernet cable through the house so I can get internet. I really don't want to get bummed again so if you guys have an recommendations that would work with Windows 7 Pro 64-bit WITH 16 GBs OF RAM (lol) that would be awesome.


EDIT: This card will be used on a gaming rig. I love playing games online so I will need a lot of bandwidth. The netgear card was supposed to be a temporary one that I got for cheap.

A:Wireless Adapter Card recommendations for Desktops

According to MS it's not compatible Windows 7 Compatibility for Netgear WG311 54 Mbps PCI

Maybe the
WNA3100 is a better option (as is many of the Netgear wireless N products) and its compatible with win 7 + it's recommended for gaming

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So, all of a sudden, my laptops dvd rom stopped working. It shows up in device manager, and says it is working, but it won't read anything that I put into it. In addition. My wireless card shows no available wireless networks, though there is one here in my home and another computer here in my home shows 5 of them locally. My son was home for a bit and was playing with it. It is possible something happened, but I am wondering how to fix it...where to begin. Please help!

A:laptop, dvd rom won't work, or wireless adapter card?

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Hi guys, I have just upgraded my internet in the UK, and I can now receive speeds of up to 150mb.
My iPhone is fine and can connect to the 5Ghz network channel but my laptop cannot.

After a bit of looking into it, it seems my wireless card is not compatible, so I either need to change the wireless card within the laptop, or buy a dongle.

I'd rather install one within the laptop if that is possible (hp) or worst case, use a small dongle. The problem is, I really wouldn't want one the size of a normal USB pen, at the very most, one that is very small and cannot break.

Is there any suggestions on what to get? I type in on google but the dongles are all quite big.


A:5Ghz compatibile wireless adapter or card

I just got this dongle the other day: EDIMAX EW-7811UTC AC600 Dual-band USB 2.0 Wireless Mini Adapter, ideally for upgrading Laptop, desktop, Macbook or Ultrabook with 433/150Mbps data rates -

It's the smallest I could find that supported dual band (2.4 & 5Ghz).

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The title says it all.
Here is a link to another thread to show the steps that have already been taken. The thread grew silent, and I thought some fresh minds might help solve my problem.

The only thing different is I installed Service Pack 3. This has not changed the behavior of the card. It still doesn't work, unless for some unknown reason it decides to.

The only other solution I can think of is to flash the BIOS, but I don't want to do that unless absolutely necessary.

For quick reference:
Computer: HP Compaq presario v6000(I think)
Modem: Westell model number: c90-610015-05
Router: Linksys wrt54g
Internal card: Broadcom (I don't know anything more about it.)
External card: Belkin f5d8073 N wireless expresscard adapter

Any help would be appreciated.

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Appreciate assistance on a problem I currentle am experiencing
PC is a Lap Top Packard Bell Igo 6204
Operating System is Win XP Home Version 2.2
PC was recently clean installed
All Windows Updates downloaded from Microsoft Site
Wireless Access is via a PCMIA PC Card
Latest Software 5.5 and Hardware downloaded from "Netgear" and installed as per user Manual directions
Immediately I insert the PCMIA Card the PC completely locks up and the only way to revert to a working PC again is to remove the PCMIA Card . Switch off the PC and Switch on again.
The PCMIA Card was working OK 5 days ago in the same PC .
Dont have another PC to try the PCMIA card in to see if it is faulty.
Anyone got any suggestions as to what may be wrong ?

A:Solved: Netgear WG511T Wireless PC Card Adapter

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I have the Netgear WPN824v3 wireless router. I want to set it up using a 2wire PC card wireless adapter.
I'm using Windows Home on a Toshiba Satellite A15. My DSL modem works normally.
However during the 2wire CD setup for the wireless adapter, I come to a stage where, 2wire assumes? I'm using their router! And asks for the S/N and Encryption Key of their router to be entered I am using the Netgear WPN834v3, as described. Is there a workaround/procedure etc for this to be enable me to use my Netgear with the Wireless 2wireless card? Please help. Thanks

Info Tech Support Guy System Utility version Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Mobile Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.20GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1006 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 38154 MB, Free - 5729 MB; J: Total - 238475 MB, Free - 90374 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

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My network card seems to have crapped out on me, and so I need a new one.

Any recommendations? It needs to be compatible with 7 64-bit and I don't wanna be paying too much.


A:Need a good wireless network card/adapter for laptop

If you have any other old dongle lieing about, it might work on Windows 7 already. I followed the link below and it worked for me. I was in exactly the same boat as you, looking for a Windows 7 dongle on google, and wasn't getting anywhere. Turned out I already had the solution in my desk.

Puzbie LTD: Getting USB Wireless Adapters Working with Windows 7.

Alternatively, go on any online store that allows comments and see what people have been saying. eBuyer is pretty good for that in the UK.

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I'm getting wireless internet service for my new machine but i know very little about this stuff, i dont know which brands are good and so on. I called the phone company and asked them what do i need to put in my machine to be able to go wireless and i was told i need aq network 100 based T card and a USB 802.11g wireless adapter, I think they also said a PCMCIA one would work also, but i dont even know what that is and where it goes. At least with a USB i dont have that problem so i'll stick with them. Anyway, does anyone know of any good manufacturers of network cards and usb adapters? Or perhaps can recomend a specific card that would be worth getting?

A:Can someone recomend a good wireless USB adapter + network card?


If its a laptop, Linksys or Belkin are good makes of card, you would need a PCMCIA type or if your laptop has a slot you can get a MINIPCI Wireless card.

If its a desktop PC then the same makes apply, but you would need a PCI type card.

I dont see why the phone company are telling you to get a wired and a wireless NIC you only need a wireless NIC to go wireless.

As for USB let me tell you a story, up until a while back NTL my cable provider were issueing USB dongles for users new to broadband, however there use as a network adaptor was next to useless with constant dropouts and driver issues, to the point where they pulled the USB idea and insist on a wired NIC, the same goes for AOL, one of the biggest ADSL providers, they to used a ADSL modem with a USB connection until a while back, now there modem connects to the ethernet socket on the PC and doesnt have a USB socket anymore.

Short and long Linksys Belkin and avoid any USB dongles, thats my opinion anyway.


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Hello everyone, I'm new to these forums but I have a multitude of questions I hope can be addressed, as I am also eager to learn exactly what is wrong and how exactly to go about fixing these problems -

There are three main pieces of equipment in question for these thread -
D-LINK DIR-615 (Wireless N Router)
ASUS WL-520GU (Wireless Print Server Router)
TEW 643PI (Wireless Adapter Card)

So, the first problem I had was that I was losing connection from my router on my computer at regular intervals, say around every 10-20 minutes. The router is currently connected wired to one computer, which is in the room with the router, while the my computer, is connected to the router via my wireless card, which is not too far away in a separate room, say less than 50 feet.

I checked the log in the firmware which indicates that my computer is disconnecting with the wireless router error 8. I have no idea what that means, nor could I find online what that meant. I will have the exact text of that message when I return home.

The funny thing about this problem is that I thought the router's wireless was unstable and just dropping connection every once in a while. So, I purchased the WL-520GU and tried to connect it to my DSL modem, via PPPoE. However, using the original firmware, it gave me an odd error, saying that my IP of my router (the 520GU) wasn't assigned to the correct IP address, though the IP assigned in the firmware matched what I used to type into my browser to ... Read more

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Hello everyone I have a very pressing problem. I had Vista running on my Inspiron 1520 Laptop. I recently upgraded to Windows 7, ever since then I have had terrible trouble with my Wireless Card. The driver for the card often comes up as not being able to start I often get Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card can not start Code 10. I have read that this was a problem when reinstalling a OS or installing a new one with this card. I believe I may need a driver for the chip set or something similar. I also understand that I may have to swap back to Vista though I really do hope I don't. I do believe that a recent update from Dell has made this problem chronic as I did not have this problem when I immediately got the laptop back.

I really am hoping that I can get some help here as Dell is not bothered to help as I am out of warranty and they don't seem to care about this older model laptop.

Thanks again for all your help


A:Dell 1520 Inspiron Problem with Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card

Welcome to SF, Conor. Dia dhuit.

Dell does not have a Windows 7 driver for your card. You can try installing the driver in compatibility mode.

HOW TO: Install a Hardware Device Driver using Compatibility Mode

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when using the above card, and TRENDnet TEW-311BRP WireLess Broadband Router, I cannot get a stable connection.

It always connect and disconnect me.

I use this machine and card all over the world: airports, hotels, offices and it works great.

I asked the dealer to replace the 311. Same problem.

However, if I stick TRENDnet PCMCIA card and disable the Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card, I connect w/o disconnections.

any idea?

A:Toshiba Satellite Pro Laptop and Wi-Fi Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card

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I have read/searched through most of the posts on this and various other sites and can't seem to find help with my problem. So hopefully someone will be able to help.

This morning when I woke up my computer worked properly. I then went to work, and when I turned it on I got the "blue screen of death." (I apologize for not posting the exact wording, but I did not think I would need it). I restarted the computer per the instructions, and it booted up. The computer, however, failed to connect to the wireless network. I noticed that the network icon was not in the taskbar. I then went to device manager and my integrated wireless adapter (Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG) had a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark. I clicked on properties and under the 'general' tab the device status read:

This device cannot start (Code 10)
Click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooter for this device

I then unistalled the controller and attempted to reinstall via the 'add hardware' program. I then received the message:

A problem occurred during hardware installation. Your device may not function properly

I then, believing it was a driver issue, downloaded the latest drivers from the intel website for my device on another computer. I uninstalled the controller again, and tried to install with the new drivers via a thumb drive. I received the same error message and the controller had the yellow triangle. When I clicked on properties this time I received the fol... Read more

A:Integrated Wireless Controller/PC Card Adapter/Ethernet port stopped working

Sounds like your motherboard is rapidly dying.

If the ethernet controller (or adapter) does not show under Network Adapters and is not in Other or Unknown devices with a warning or error message check in the BIOS (Setup) to see if it somehow got disabled. If it is already enabled, or doesn't show there, see my first paragraph.

When the ethernet controller is defective it can prevent other integrated and/or PCMCIA networking cards from working. When this happens sometimes a USB adapter will work.

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I have a laptop, which is aproximatly 1 1/3 years old.

Within the first 1/2 a year, I took it on hoilday, when I got back, the laptop was only getting a very low signal.
After a long time investigating, I gave up, and put up with the very low signal rnage.
Yesterday morning, I turned it on, and it connected for 45 mins, - as usall. I left it for most of the time, unatended, once I got back, It had disconnted, and could not find any signal.

Once I investiagated, windows said that the wireless radio was turend off. - and intel zero wireless config (which I don't usally use) said the wireless was off, and to turn it on with the wireless hardware switch.
Could I find a hardware switch??!....NO!!!

Can someone shead some light here please!
Many thanks.

A:Wireless switched off?

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Im trying to connect to the internet via a wireless connection. Having a look at the wireless router, the
'Wlan' light is turned off (and has been for days) which means that i cant even see my network in the list of wireless networks available. I have tried turning the router off and on, but the problem hasnt been solved. Im currently writing this on my desktop (Mac) which is connected via a wired connection. So, in conclusion the internet is working as normal, DSl and Ethernet lights are on, its just the wireless. Other wireless networks are available (but either secured or wanting some form of payment!) its just that mine doesnt work

Im not sure whether this means i have a bad internet provider, an unplugged cable ( which has been mentioned on trouble shoot before) or a dodgy router.

A:Solved: Wireless Lan Switched Off

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My wireless connection is switched of and I am being told to press wireless button in windows mobility crntre but this does not respond any help would be appreciared.

A:wireless connection switched off

thanks the wireless button is at the side of the on off button and turns red and blue. You can tell im new.

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using 3801HGV 2wire from uverse and netgear router can only get on internet wired to laptop once i pull out cable internet disappears help

A:switched to uverse now no wireless on laptop

Did you have the same Netgear router w/ the previous ISP?How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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I had a wireless network using a Netgear router, and it worked fairly well, but not great (a lot of drops). So, I changed to ethernet. Now I can get to the internet, but not to the other devices in the network. I have two laptops and a viop phone connected. The router sees each device. Both laptops are in the same workgroup (HOME). Laptop 'A' gets the error "HOME is not accessable". Laptop 'B' gets past that, but gets stuck with "//Laptop A is not accessable ,network path not found". My windows firewall is off. What else can I tell you?

A:Solved: switched to ethernet from wireless--not so good

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Just switched from cable to DSL internet.

My cable setup had a wireless router connected which shared internet with two other computers in the home.

But with the DSL, I can't seem to get the router to communicate with DSL modem. I set the modem to bridge mode but I have no idea what settings to change on the router.

DSL modem: Motorola 2210
Wireless router: Motorola WR850g running DD-WRT

Any ideas?

A:Switched from cable to DSL - can't get wireless router to connect

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I have a Sony Mavica Digital Camera that uses 8cm mini cd-rw disks. The camera came with an adapter ring to snap on to the mini cd-rw so that it can be read in CD-ROM drives with no inner groove such as mine. I lost the adapter ring and now have no way of reading the disks. There is an USB option but that doesn't work and I don't like to figure that out right now. I just want to know where can I purchase something similar to the adapter ring?


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Hi All,

I have a Seagate 500gb USB drive and I want to be able to connect to it with both of my PCs. So, I bought a Pluscom mini NAS USB adapter. Unfortunately the installation disc was U/S and despite several requests to Pluscom I've got nowhere.
I have connected the adapter to my router via RJ45 cable and I can see the device on both PCs networks. However, every time I try to connect with the USB hdd I am asked for a user and password. I insert the device's admin/admin but it's not what it wants. I insert the router's details, that doesn't work. I insert the respective PC's name/pw, that doesn't work.
Does anyone have any experience with this particular device and can help me, please?

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I have a Satellite P850 with i7cpu and 16gb ram running win 7 home premium.

The wifi card seemed to give up and as it was a realtek, with no support from their site, not even drivers. I decided to swap it out and installed an Intel centrino advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 dual band mini wifi card I have finally got all the drivers installed but the intel diagnostic keeps asking to turn the mechanical switch for the wifi. I have tried the F12 and FN keys but nothing happens.

Any Ideas as to how to get this switched on???

A:Satellite P850 - new WIFI card cannot be switched ON

You're very proud of that card evident in giving us the entire model number compared to the Realtek whatever that you dismissed.

Whether Toshiba supports your particular card is a quest for you to determine and I'll get you started by focusing your efforts to the csd toshiba site hosting drivers for Intel WiMax devices:

I hope you haven't thrown your RealTek away, you will eventually realize a new set of problems and incompatibilities using your Intel Card while RealTek devices whether they're Atheros or RaLink chipsets are superior, flexible and accommodating of manual power adjustment for increased performance.

Intel's are incapable of such things and overly constrictive and incapable of effective control, just like the mysterious conflict you're having at this very moment.

The RealTek drivers are already included inside Windows, so are most Intel WiFi cards and these downloads are another layer of issues your forcing upon yourself.

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Ok I Recently Changed My Hdd And Now My Monitor Cannot Detect My Onboard Video Card Help Please Ill Made A Video So You Can See What Im Talking About

A:Switched Out A Hdd Now Onboard Video Card Cant Be Detected

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Hey, i recently switched from windows vista to windows xp on my laptop because vista is awful. The model of the laptop is the Toshiba Satellite A210 with the 2x AMD Athlon processors, as there is a version with the AMD turion processor instead. Anyways, the laptop works to use the internet, but not to play video games or run anything graphic intensive. When i look in device manager it shows VGA video controller instead of the video card i had when i had vista. Also, when i run programs like Can You Run It, it says i have no video card installed. I figure it must be the motherboard not recognizing the video card, as i was not able to find any xp drivers for the motherboard. I was hoping someone here could provide some insight into this for me. Thanks in advance.

A:Switched from vista to xp, not recognizing video card

you need to go to the video card makers site and download the drivers for it.

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I don't have this Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter to start a hotspot where do i find it???

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Hi All
Attached is a picture of a Mini Disc Adapter and after a long search I am having problems trying to find out who sells them, because my main computer has a slot instead of a draw to load dvd/cd's into it does not take the little mini cd's that often come with hardware purchased with software to put on your computer.
I have to load it on to the other computer, copy all that is on the disc and put it on my external drive then transfer it to the main computer.
I know I could set it up to transfer from one computer to another but I don't want to have two computers on to do one job
if anyone knows where I can buy these, on line or at a physical store, (does not matter what country) could you pass that info on, much appreciated

A:Solved: Mini Disc adapter

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I was wondering what would be a good, quiet, 250-300w ac power supply for the mini itx form factor?

A:What's a good mini ITX power adapter?

This might be one

(copy and paste it, sorry it won't let me post links yet)

It's a mini itx, and got good reviews, and it's 250 watts. Also newegg is a great company i use them all the time for electronics.

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I left a mouse adapter inside the USB port of my HP Mini laptop. I never used the mouse, but kept it in there just incase. Never gave me any problems until i noticed a burning smell coming from the case. I started receiving tooltips in the corner that the adapter wasn't being recognized, and so i reached to pull it out and discovered it was very hot.. after pulling, it had split into two parts.

How this did happen? The way it was built, the case never gets enough cooling.. but it doesn't seem normal for heat to have gone straight to the port like that either, other components should have melted way before that.

HP Mini

A:HP Mini crispified my mouse adapter?

My guess would be that the dongle was the problem, early failure. I don't think the netbook made it hot enough to cause a problem.

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I recently bought a bluetooth adapter online (Mini Wireless Bluetooth v2.0 USB 2.0 Adapter, Square Shaped). I just got it today, but when I pluged it in, it did not work correctly. I get a error code 1 and the device is not configued correctly.

It is listed as
MotioninJoy Virtual Xinput device for Windows

The hardware ID is

A:Driver help for a mini bluetooth adapter

Though i don't know too much about your problem, it did lead me to this site.
It is Motion in Joy related, so may be of some help to you.

Of course others here may still be able to assist.


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I have a mini pcie mSATA card that I want to use for a desktop of mine. Kingston sm200s3 60GB

I believe there are only 2 options.
1. SATA > SATA adapter > mSATA card
2. PCIe slot > PCI adapter > mSATA card.

As far as 2. goes; I have found a card that fits into a PCIe slot which has an input for the mSATA card.

I know that this is not the ideal way to hook up the card but I don't see any more options.

Which is there better way to go or what am I missing?

A:Mini PCIe and adapter VS. SATA

Whatever has an mSATA interface for it will work.

From here SSD Kingston 60GB SM200S3/60G mSATA p/ Ultrabook,tablet - Atera Inform?tica

its a SATA 3 device, so for optimal performance you should use something that can guarantee enough bandwith to not bottleneck it.

PCIe bandwith depends from number of lanes used (a x1 card has one lane, a x2 card has two and so on) and the PCIe revision/version of both devices. The panel on the right here gives all speeds so just multiply that by the number of lanes the card has and you will find out its bandwith. SATA 3 has 6 GB/s of theoretical max bandwith, although actual transfer speed does not go above 1 GB/s afaik.

This Mini PCIe PCI E mSATA Intel Samsung SSD SATA 3 III Adapter Card with Case | eBay

this SATA III Dual Port to mSATA X 2 w/ PCI-e Bracket | MSATA-2XS3-BKT

are examples of what you listed as 1, and stuff I would orient myself towards if my mobo had SATA 3 connectors already. Because... hey, why waste PCIe slots for that?

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Windows 7
Motherboard : Gigbyte p67a-UD-3r-b3

I have a Intel dual band WiFi adapter mini pci express :

I recently bought a mini pci express to pci-e adapter that had 3 antennas from ebay:

I installed them mini pci-e into the pcie with one problem which i think doesn't matter: the intel mini pci-e does not reach the top screw holes of the adapter but the antenna wires are still connected to it. I then placed the pcie adapter into a pcie slot on the motherboard of my pc.

When turning on the computer my windows 7 recognized 4 drivers and installed them all. From memory i know one was a USB composite driver and the remaining 3 were USB input devices? This confused me immensely. I dont know what to do next to be honest. Obviously its not working properly and furthermore, the USB composite driver is under the 'Universal seriel bus controllers' group in device manager; with the other three under 'Human interface devices'.

Now, i received a cord with the mini pci-e to pci-e which plugs into the side of the adapter (you can see this slot in the photos of the ebay link above but the actual cord is not in the photos). I did not attach this cord as i do not know where it goes on the motherboard. I have attached the photo of the cord- the white end goes into the... Read more

A:PCI to mini pci express Adapter installation help

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For some reason, a while back, the computer started thinking that my built in memory card readers were removable drives.
Here are some pics:

Instead of the removable discs, it should say like: "MMC/SD" "Compact Flash" and so on.
Can someone tell me how to fix it?

Plus, also, for some reason, when I double click on say my hard drive or my removable discs or whatever, it automatically just brings up a new search window. Can someone tell me how to fix it back so it will just open it up and show the files?

A:Removable Drives being Switched with Memory Card Slots!

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I'm running Windows 7 Home 64bit. About a week ago, I had an issue with internet connectivity which some fine people here were able to sort out for me. Basically, I found that I couldn't reliably access the internet unless I changed my DNS settings to Open DNS. After I did that, I found I could no longer print any documents even though Windows was still communicating with the printer. I ended up telling Windows to remove the printer and FAX in the hopes of just setting it up again.

However, that didn't work and Windows cannot find the printer at all. I've tried connecting via WLAN and via WPS but even though the printer finds the connection point to the router, Windows can't detect the printer.

My printer is a Canon PIXMA MX922. I've tried contacting Canon but chat but even their email tech support is giving me error messages.

I am not sure how to proceed from here. Could you please help?

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Looking for usb or serial external PCMCIA type ll slot.

Now what im tring to do, is...

I currently use my cell phone with a data cable to connect to any computer as a modem. then i can dial out using a special service from alltel called Acess mobile link (slightly higher speeds than regular dialup and this eliminates the middle man and i have unlimited data download) Anyways... they also offer a PC card for type ll slots (common on laptops not on PCs) witch is setup to basicaly do the same thing that my cellphone is doing only i can not find any thing that would allow me to use the card with out having a type ll slot. ANYTHING would be nice. like a "usb adapter" would be nice, or even an "external type ll slot".

Any ideas besides "buying a laptop" would be nice

A:"Wireless PC card" adapter? USB or External type ll slot or ANYTHING

Not sure if I am understanding your right or not....

But would something like THIS do the trick?

It'll give you a type II PCMCIA slot in the back of your computer.

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I have purchased an older IBM Thinkpad that has been upgraded to Windows 2000 Pro. When I am in range of a known public Wi-fi network, or nearby to my home QSL modem (that has a built in router), the computer does not indicate that it has located an available network. This is when using, separately, both a Wi-fi card and a USB wireless adapter. (I have installed the required drivers.) When I consult the network connection information, it says, in either case: network cable unplugged. I can connect to the Internet via my home modem, if I plug the computer in directly, using an ethernet cable. But this does not solve the issue of being able to use a public network, when away from home.
I have also tried to set up a new network, but Windows 2000 does not seem to offer "setting up a wireless network" as an option. Any ideas?

A:Using either Wi-fi card/USB wireless adapter: "network cable unplugged"

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