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Wireless PC Card

Is there a known PCMCIA wireless network adapter that will work with this old guy? I have a couple, neither of which will work. The WIRED pc adapter works fine.

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  • reggosnell Apr 02, 2008

    Does not see the card

    ME

    Driver is installed

    Slot has been used for wired connection in this slot

    Wireless has never been tried on this machine

  • reggosnell Apr 02, 2008

    As I said, it does not see the card. Since an RJ45 adapter works in the slot, I assume my problem must be your last suggestion - that this card is not supported. That is why I was trying to find someone who has a working wireless card with this machine. Thanks for the info.

  • Karl Whisenand
    Karl Whisenand May 11, 2010

    is the pc adapter recognizing the card at all.
    what os are you using.
    is the driver loaded for the pc card slot.
    is the pc card slot enabled.
    Has it ever worked.

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I assume you get a wizard when you insert the card.
if not then you have another issue entirely. bad slot.

yes Windows ME may be an issue for you they had very few drivers that had support for wireless.
if me doesn't recognize the card natively you are searching for just the right card. and most folks who have one do not know if it supports ME without a lengthy search.

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

  • Karl Whisenand
    Karl Whisenand Apr 02, 2008

    Depending on where you live you should post a wanted on Craigslist.org in the computer section and the wanted section.
    likely a faster response there

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