Internal and wireless NIC missing from device manager
I recently reinstalled XP Pro after having problems removing trojan.dnschanger. I had to make a slipstream with sp2 disk because the only XP Pro disk we had was the oldest version. I downloaded all the drivers from the Dell website so everything would be up-to-date. There are no unknown devices in the device manager and reinstalling/reseating the wireless card did not help. Any suggestions?
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Re: Internal and wireless NIC missing from device manager
Yes try this, go into device manager, start,control panel, system, hardwar, device manager
and uninstall the card, reboot, it should tell you it found new hardware and if you have the proper software installed, it will say it is installing the software for your device, try this first as it will reinstall it as long as the software is there, or you can at that point install from disk,
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Click Here to Download this program (its free). Install it. Update it. Run a FULL scan of your computer (took about 30 minutes and the viruses didn't pop up until the very end of the scan). Delete ALL of them (note: you have to reboot to delete the ones in windows system 32) There will be a list of about 5-10 infections they should be similar to:
Most likely you need to install the driver for the NIC card. Go to Device Manger under System Properties and see if the Wireless NIC is showing a driver error. If so right click, select Update Driver and navigate the the file on the CD. Once the driver is installed if should function normally.
Check for the pins inside the integrated NIC to check if the pins are bent / disfigured. Does not look like the additional card is making any different, looks more like a moving NIC cable is makin the difference.
Hi vsecrets, need a little bit more information from you. First off, is your laptop 'seeing' the wireless card? I need you to check the device manager to see to see if there's a yellow exclamation point by the NIC and to check the driver version for it. If the driver IS missing, you need to go the manufacturer's site and download it. If it is there, still make sure there isn'[t a newer version. Let us know what you find.
Well once you did a clean install over all of Dell drivers etc etc. You wiped out the restore artion that was on the computer. You have to go to Dells website and under the support tab look for the Nic card that you have inside the computer.
This IS the solution:
Set it to use 802.11b _ONLY_
Do this in Windows: Start->Settings->Control Panel->System->Hardware->Device Manager->Network adapters->Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection->Advanced->Wireless Mode = 802.11b only
Driver version: 9.04.36 (04.04.2007)
PROset/Wireless Software: not installed
OS: Windows XP