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Toshiba Wireless Mini Lan Card, No Signal!

I Installed the card and configured the network, it will connect, but i get NO SIGNAL!!! very frustrating! Do i need to update the driver? the driver is pretty damn old (7/1/01), and to be honest i dont want to DL just anything off the internet. and i can't find this model on the Toshiba website. i have already sunk many hours on just searching.
I have a Del B130, OS -XP, i also just installed new memory (1 gig)
Device manager says the hardware is working properly.
Any advice would be appreciated...Greatly!!!
Thanx in advance!
jen

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Try finding an updated driver @ driverguide.com. it usually has obscure drivers for older equipment.

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