Question about MSI : MP54G Wiress 802.11g Mini PCI Card For Centrino (NONA01)

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Vista compatability I share a home wireless network with my sister,she has windows xp service pack2 in her pc. I have vista home premium. Her pc is the host computer. I have been experiencing numerous problems with downloading games and other things from the web,pulling up web pages very slowly, coping parts but not all of something i've downloaded,etc... I just discovered that this setup is not vista compatable which explains a lot! I found that both pc's are receiving the wireless signal,but only one is receiving the ehternet and usb signal. please advise, Thank you, vicki l. hodges

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  • stormcat Jan 31, 2008

    I need to give you more information. The host pc,(xp) has a 2wire gateway modem,2701 hgd.Would it work if I ran an ethernet cable from my pc,(vista) to the back of the modem? If so, my sisters' pc is located one floor above my pc, do they make 20-30foot ethernet cables? Is this range too far for the ethernet signal? I apologize for these dumb questions, I am a novice user! Again, Thank You,

    Stormcat

  • stormcat Jan 31, 2008

    Thank you Showsizzler, I thought of that,but I don't think my s

    sister will let me try it, she hates my vista os and swears by xp! she is the boss of this operation, woould she have to upgrade or change anything on her os?If so,forget it! Please advise again,and Thank You,

    Stormcat

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I SHOULD HAVE CORRECTED SOME WRONG INFO!.Disregard the wirelees pci card,802.11g,I thought sis had that on her network connection,but she doesn't! Just the above mentioned 2wire gateway modem,also our carrier is Q-west. Sorry ! Thank You!

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Y dont you try the other way round you become the host and update the setup to compatible with vista drivers then try and use the things!!!see if it works for you otherwise i will try and suggest another solution

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