Computer recognizes the card, but configuration utility does not?
I cannot get my 2Wire PC card to work in my laptop. I can put it in, even get a "ding" and even get the "Found new hardware" message, I can even install the drivers... BUT... when I go to configure the doggone thing, I keep getting a message saying, "2Wire wireless adapter cannot be found. Please insert your 2Wire wireless PC card or USB adapter before starting the configuration utility."
Anyone else have this problem, and if so, how did you solve it?
Re: Computer recognizes the card, but configuration...
You didn't actually read the question, did you? When I go to install, I can sort of install them, but the computer doesn't recognise that the card is there, so I have to go right back around the loop again...
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you dont need to install the driver for the 2wire, you just need to configure the computer to look for the 2wire, if unable to locate the 2wire from your computer, there is a problem on your 2wire it self
Yes ! Wireless zero configuration service should run.
Go to control panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services, then then locate and double-click on Wireless zero configuration. Change the Startup type to Automatic, and then click on Start. (Apply and OK).
Also you have to check your Wireless network settings configuration -> Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
If you are using some utility for wireless connection, disable it and try with Windows (standard) wireless connection.
On the end, it might be useful to compare these above settings with the settings on your another computer and find the differences.
Hi, had the same prob. I was able to fix it. The file set you downloaded for the driver (TWWGPC_TEMP) has a file in it called Wireless Cfg, run that if you haven't already, that will configure the card. Then open the folder CMG and run the Setup file. This will install the Wireless Client Card Utility. In the utility add the network(s) you connect with to My networks. After I did that the intermittency of the connection went away. I hope it works for you too.
Introduction ============ This document describes the procedure to install driver for the 2Wire Wireless USB Adapter under Microsoft Windows, and to run a wireless configuration program to configure your 2Wire Wireless USB Adapter to work with a 2Wire HomePortal or OfficePortal wireless gateway. These drivers work under Microsoft Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, and XP.
STEP 1 - Driver Installation ============================
1. Make sure your 2Wire Wireless USB Adapter has not been connected to your computer USB port.
2. Double-click on the file to run WinZip Self-Extractor. The driver installation files will be placed in your hard disk in the C:\TWWUSB_TEMP directory
3. Connect your 2Wire Wireless USB Adapter to an available USB port in your computer. Windows Found New Hardware Wizard will startup.
4. Select the option to search for driver in specific location. Specify C:\TWWGUSB_TEMP as the location of driver.
5. Follow on-screen instruction to finish driver installation.
STEP 2 - Wireless Configuration ===============================
1. Run the program WirelessCfg.exe in the directory C:\TWWGUSB_TEMP. You can do so by clicking on the Windows Start button and select Run. The Windows Start button is typically at the lower left corner of the screen. Type in C:\TWWGUSB_TEMP\WirelessCfg.exe to launch the program.
2. Follow on-screen instruction to configure your wireless setting. Enter the serial number and encryption key as they are printed on the bottom of your 2Wire wireless gateway.
seems we do need signed 64bit drivers within hardware. Since our old or current adapter doesn't have it, meaning we would need a new adapter that has it. I think the problem with 2wire and other ISPs using their products is that they don't reveal specific model names, numbers, etc on each to help us recongize what we need.
the 2wire will most likely have wifi security setup so you cant connect to the net with your pc til you configure the wifi key into the pc. The key will most likely be on a sticker on the underneath of the router.
you cant change the wep key on the upstairs pc unless you change it on the 2wire 1st. the pc wep key has to match whatever the 2wire has it set to. go to the 2wire router settings throught the downstairs pc that is working to be able to see what the wep key is set to, then when you get the key or set a new one enter that key into the upstairs pc.
With the description you have provided, I presume that you are using Windows XP. Now, whenever we use utilities to manage wireless adapters, they always conflict with the Wireless Zero Configuration (A service in Windows XP which manages your wireless adapters) and mostly your utility is not able to retain the settings provided to it.
The best solution would be to disable the Utility and use the Wireless Zero Configuration instead. We can do that by right clicking the icon for the utility which must be available in the system tray (on the right bottom corner of the computer srceen) and there must be an option which says something like - 'use windows to manage the wireless adapter'. Once we do that, we need to make sure that the Wireless Zero Configuration is actually enabled. Please follow the following steps.
1. Click on start -> run
2. Type 'services.msc' and click OK
3. This will display a list of services
4. Try and locate the 'Wireless Zero Configuration' in the list
5. Double click on it
6. Make sure the 'Startup type' is set to 'Automatic' and the status is 'Started'
1. Click Start -> Control Panel
2. Locate the icon - Network Connections (when in classic view)
3. Under Network Connections, right click on the 'Wireless Network Connection' and click on 'Properties'
4. Look for the 'Wireless Networks' tab
5. Look for the check box which says 'use windows to configure the wireless network settings'
Any further questions or issues, please get back to me.