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Intel PRO/Wireless adapter installation

Can you point me at a site that describes the physical install of this wireless adapter into my T41 type 2374 please?

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Re: Intel PRO/Wireless adapter installation

What adapter model are you using? If its a pc card you just push it in a slot on the side of your computer. The slots usually are coved by little flap doors. STP162

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I was able to connect to my HP Compaq Presario V2000 Laptop to my WiFi Network using NetGear. When I reconfigured the network I could connect to all other network like Dell Lptop , Nokia Smart Phone and HP...


Your Compaq V2000 has an Intel Pro Wireless 2200 BG wireles adapter. (doesn't support N, but that's not the point I think)

If your new network configuration is based on WPA/WPA2 encyption, this adapter has some known problems to establish a connection. It works great with WEP, but not so well with WPA.
Sometimes the issue can be solved by installing the latest versions of drivers and software for the wireless adapter.
If it still doesn't work, a known workaround is to disable via device manager all other network adapters in the computer (ethernet adapter), leaving active only the Intel Pro 2200 wireless adapter.

Hope it helped,


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Brand new aspire 5732z laptop comes up with code 31 fault on virtual wifi miniport adaptor says it has driver fault,what can I do

The Microsoft virtual wifi miniport adapter is a new feature in Windows 7, Wireless Hosted Network:

About the Wireless Hosted Network

This device is just a virtual device and it should not affect connecting the wireless network with the physical wireless adapter.

Hence, I’d suggest you to uninstall and re-install only the wireless network adapter drivers from Device manager and check if that fixes the issue.

Before uninstalling the drivers from the device manager, make sure you have a backup of the installation files.

It’s a good idea to create a restore point before uninstalling the drivers. A restore point is a representation of a stored state of your computer's system files. You can use a restore point to restore your computer's system files to an earlier point in time. Restore points are automatically created by System Restore weekly and when System Restore detects the beginning of a change to your computer, such as when you install a program or a driver.

Create a restore point

Visit the manufacturer’s website, download the latest wireless drivers and save it on your hard disk.

To uninstall the wireless connection from Device Manager,

1. Click Start, type Device Manager in the Start search box and hit Enter.
2. Locate Network adapters and expand the same.
3. Select the wireless connection, right-click and select Uninstall.
4. Restart the computer, if prompted.

Drivers should get installed automatically after restarting the computer.

Now, you may install the latest wireless drivers and check if that fixes the issue.

Hope this helps

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Greetings, trying to figure out why my toshiba 5205-S504 cannot access local wifi. Some sort of internal wifi device installed and was working until I reverted back to factory conditions and dummy me...

Use the config-Free software to diagnose your connection. Click Start=>All programs=>Toshiba=>Networking=>Config free. It will show you what is wrong and will allow you to enable the wireless if it is not enabled. If for some reason you cannot find ConfigFree you can do the "repair" yourself.

On your Satellite there should be a switch to physically turn the wireless adapter. The wireless adapter must be turned on: its Led should be lit. There is the image of an antenna near the LED.

This done, you should use the start button ( I am describing the procedure for Windows XP Pro) and click the Connect To submenu =>Show all connections.
In the list of available connections, point to the Wireless adapter and make sure it is software activated. Point with mouse cursor, and right click the icon. Select Enable.
If Windows is managing the wireless connections, you should use it to detect the available wireless networks. To do so, right click the wireless connection and select View Wireless networks. It will show you all the available ones. Select the one you have authorized access to and click connect. You will be prompted to enter a key if necessary and you take it from there.

If you perform the foregoing step and Windows is not the one managing your connections, then you must use the Vaio connection manager (could be Intel PROSet wireless) or some other proprietary one.

Good luck.

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How to turn on the wireless on a dell inspiron 1501

i just spent 6 hours the other day repairing this exact same laptop for my friend, should have taken an hour,hopefully you have right clicked on the network adapter and enabled it in the device manager,everything appears to be installed correctly but its not,,open the flap on the bottom of the laptop,square door 2 phillips screws,physically look at your wireless card to see witch one it is write down the mdl no.probably broadcom but maybe intel pro, makesure,dont just trust the dell support site and type in your service tag and take what they give you.,also there is a update at the amd web site for this processor to help resolve this problem,uninstall your network adapter completley,check add remove programs for broadcom software,uninstall it,(or intel witch ever one you have)restart check the control panel make sure its gone,change the view when your in there sometimes it hides.get the amd update install it ,restart,go to the dell support site type in service tag,go to drivers an software over on the right of the screen where it lists all your drivers ,learn more about drivers and the order to install them,read it ,go back to the driver page ,if i remember correctly there were three or four downloads for broadcom wireless ,a couple for intel ,and ricoh, i dont know why so many options for a single service tag,usually dell,is pretty good..i fix 3 or 4 laptops a week ,been doing this for a long time(20 years or so)this model with this chip is stubborn,took about 4 tries before it worked ,if you down load the wrong one first it wont work even though it finds the adapter and installs it correctley,and says its working properley,its lieing to you ,uninstall it restart and try it agian changing the order you install the drivers and software,utilities first,network adapter ,then wireless driver last ,i think that was what finally worked,can't exactly remember that was about 5 laptops ago ,good luck

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Thinkpad r40 - wireless disappeared

Go to the control panel, then System, then Hardware tab, then Device Manager. Then Network adapters - you should have two network adapters one LAN and one wireless.
If most likely have one, the LAN adapter and a yellow ? against a network adapter - this will be a wireless adapter (its not installed)

Check your BIOS and make sure the wireless card is enabled.
You need to download from the IBM/Lenove WEB site the wireless driver (there may be several types that is installed for your model laptop). Make sure you select the correct Windows version driver.
When you run the driver,it will uncompress and copy to your hard drive in C:\drivers. You can then install the driver from this directory. If it doesn't work then repeat with another driver, most likely one that works will be the Intel one.

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Did you enable the wireless adapter.

Press FN + F2 on the keyboard to turn on the optional wireless Ethernet radio

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I used Everest home edition to find the wireless drivers for my DELL C640 laptop.   The wireless card in it is an  ntel PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B MiniPCI Adapter (IBM). I've downloaded the wireless driver from Intel's website, here:*+XP+Professional〈=eng&strOSs=44&submit=Go!#DRI
It's the 3rd result in that search page. If the link doesn't work, simply search for Intel® PRO/Wireless 2100 Network Connection on Intel's site. 
That Dell C640 wireless driver works fine for me, I'm using the wireless card to type this :)    
good luck!

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