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Computer does not see PCI card

My son brought his pc with us on a recent vacation. He used the hotel's wireless internet service, but when we got home he could no longer access our internet connection via his Linksys PCI card. In fact, even though I physically removed and reinstalled the card, it still does not show up under the hardware profile. I also uninstalled the software that came with it and reinstalled it to no avail. Any ideas of what else I can try?

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  • JDTec
    JDTec May 11, 2010

    Power off the PC,remove the wireless card,

    Power on, then un-install the driver/software. Power off the PC,

    Power on the unit .

    Re-install the driver/software.

    Power off, reinsert the wireless card.

    Power the unit on. Windows should see it.

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Run a viral check on the card, as the fact that the malfunction occurred while on a public hotel's wifi,
leads me to the belief that you have been hacked with a keylogger.

Just to make sure, you might want to obtain another PCI card as a check, since you have already done everything I would have suggested, including reinstallation, and thereby have eliminated all but
the internal functioning of the card as suspect.

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