I used this wirless card with windows xp and it worked great, then i upgraded to vista and now it wont work. I've already downloaded all updates for vista and the latest drivers for the wireless card. My interent is working when it is connected to the computer with the ethernet cable. The computer says that the wireless card is working properly and does pick up signal even when not connected with the ethernet, it also seems that the card is working but the problem must be with vista or something. The modem works, the card works, but something else is wrong. My computer is telling me that everything works but yet i cannot connect wirelessly. I need to know if there is something else that i haven't tried that might be of help.
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Not all wireless receiver drivers for Windws XP support later encryption protocols, such as WPA2. Windows XP is no longer a supported platform, so you will likely need to upgrade to a later operating system.
You may also try finding later Windows XP drivers to support your wireless device, but it is unlikely that they will also provide the latest encryption.
well!! I have an answer for you.your comp is loosing the IP address.
goto start - programmes - accessories - dos prompt.
type ipconfig.you`ll get ip address,subnet mask,default gateway.copy it.
goto network and sharing center in vista and network connection under control panel in XP,IN Vista,click on view status,goto properties and double click on internet protocol(tcp/ip) or IPv4In XP,right click wireless network connection and goto properties and double click on internet protocol(tcp/ip).type in the IP address,subnet mask,default gateway.in DNS server address type the default gateway in primary DNS and in secondary 18.104.22.168.
your connection won`t drop after this.
Click your Start Button Select and click Control Panel Select Network Connections Select Wireless Network Connections Right click Select View Available Wireless Networks
5. Highlight the network you want to connect to Click Advanced
6. Select the wireless network tab 7. Highlight the network in the available networks window 9. Click configure
9. IN the Properties Window
Double check the SSID (network name)
Enter the WEP KEY provided to you by the office
if you are using the dell wireless utility to manage your card, then disable it, and manage your wireless adapter through the windows network connections. that way the wpa issue will be solved by windows xp wpa. i had a similar problem with my inspiron 1525 (dell wireless 1395)
Here is a link to get the drivers for the BWU 713 wireless adapter:
This site requires you to register for free in order to download the file.
After you install it, go to START, CONTROL PANEL, NETWORK CONNECTIONS.
You will reach a window that shows some connections with computer icons. Right-click on the wireless connection and select 'view available networks'. In the next window that pops up (in the left pane) click refresh network list. If there are any wireless routers in your surroundings, they will show in this same window on the right.
These drivers are for windows 9x and xp. They might not work for vista. If your OS is vista, please let me know so I can try to locate a vista driver.
Hope this works for you.
If not done allready, setup the lan IP address and default gateway in win98 Click MyComputer-ControlPanel-Network-Double Click TCP/IP Adapter for your 3com device-insert LAN info for IP Adress-subnet mask, Gateway and your Internet service providors DNS Addresses info Tab's (3x different Tabs "IP Adress" "Gateway" "DNS Configuration")
IP Adress will be at least one number higher than your gateway address and not allready being used by other PC's on your network and gateway address will same as your router interface address subnet mask will be the same for all PC's on your network.
For 3com and Netgear routers LAN setup is usually
Gateway = 192.168.1.1
Subnet Mask = 255.255.255.0
IP Adress = 192.168.1.10(choose alternate number than 10 if allready used by another PC on your network, try to use round numbers, must be a number higher than 1)
Once all info is entered click OK (this may trigger a database info update message and task)now your LAN is setup and ready to talk to your network
Restart PC and try browsing again. May possibly require reinstallation of the TCP/IP client (you double clicked this to setup your LAN in Win98) or reinstallation of the IIS(Internet Information Services)component found in, Add/Remove Programs-Add/Remove windows components and then try LAN setup again if this does not work first time round