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Linksys WPC54G v2 code 10 error problem

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I got a problemw with the above related device. After installing, i have a yellow quesiton mark in ym device manager, obviously stating the need for drivers. So i do an update driver, with manual updating of the files found in the folder. Then i get faced with a code 10, even AFTER installing all the necessary drivers. Texas instrument driver is fine though, it's the driver that enables the card to be linked to the device that is causing the hurt. And oh yeah, i forgot to mention. NO LED LIGHTS!! Like nada, 0, zilch. No power, no link, nothing. WTH is up with that? Can anyone help? getting frustrated with this device and the forums dont seem to offer much advise other than the usual "reinstall driver" advise, Trust me, been there, done that.

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    Rishi Dave Nair May 30, 2008

    Yeah thanks for the comment, and yeah the slot is faulty. Kinda reliased it after i had sent this message, since that was the only possibility i overlooked. Thanks for the help anwyays mate

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Once you've eliminated a bad card (ie. it works on another box), you might try this. I had the Code 10 error and it was driving me nuts, then I found this nugget of a registry mod and Poof! it WORKED! Just add a DWORD value to the following key:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Pcmcia\Parameters]
"DisableIsatoPcInterrupt"=dword:00000001

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Try using a different pcmcia slot if one is available. I hate to state the obvious but if there are no lights, something is wrong with pcmcia slot or the wireless adapter. Do you have any other pcmcia devices, if so verify that they work. If it works, something is wrong with the card. I have bought a brand new adapter before just to find out it was faulty. I chased my tail thinking something was wrong with my hardware just to find out it was a bad wireless adapter.
Hope this helps

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