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Mac computer w/Windows xp operating system - not connecting the LAN or wireless network- get message adapter is not found. any suggestions

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  • Dave May 11, 2010

    have you loaded the XP driver for the network/wifi card? what model mac is it?

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Right click My Computer. Properties. Hardware. Device Manager. In Device Manager under "Network adapters" you should see exclamation points where the devices are not being recognized.
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Engenius wireless lan usb2.0 adapter driver


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How do i find out what my mac and ip addresses are?


Windows XP
  • The host name is your computer's name
  • Click the Start icon
  • Click Control Panel
  • Select Classic View
  • Click Network Connections
  • Right click on the connection you are trying to find the MAC address for and select Properties - you will have a separate MAC address for your wireless card and your Ethernet (LAN) card. Make sure you use the correct one.
  • Hover your mouse over the text box underneath connect using. Your MAC address will appear in the tooltip and is made up of 12 characters e.g. 00:11:22:AA:66:DD

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Apple Mac OS X (Tiger)

Information Services does not provide support for the use of Apple Macs. However you may find the following instructions useful if you wish to use your Apple Mac on our network

  • From the Apple in the upper left hand corner choose System Preferences
  • Click on the Network icon
  • From the Show menu Select Airport (for Wireless) or Built in Ethernet (for Wired)
    • For the Built in Ethernet (for Wired) the MAC address will be at the top of the Ethernet tab as the Ethernet ID.
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To use your computer on AU network you will need to register this MAC address

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Information Services does not provide support for the use of Apple Macs. However you may find the following instructions useful if you wish to use your Apple Mac on our network

  • From the Apple in the upper left hand corner choose System Preferences
  • Click on the Network icon
  • Select Ethernet for Wired or Airport for Wireless
  • Click on the Advanced button
  • Click on the Ethernet tab
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To use your computer on AU network you will need to register this MAC address


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  • Click the Start icon
  • Click Control Panel
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  • Click Network and Sharing Center
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Windows 7

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  • Click Control Panel
  • Select Network and Internet
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  • Select Change Adapter Settings from the list on the left hand side
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Windows Vista:
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  4. Click on System Tools.
  5. Click on System Information.
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WINDOWS NT, 2000, or XP:
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Connect your computers
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Connect your computers
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Right-click the wireless network icon in the lower-right corner of your screen, and then click View Available Wireless Networks. If you run into any problems, consult the documentation that came with your network adapter. Don't be afraid to call their tech support.
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The Wireless Network Connection window should appear and you should see your wireless network listed with the network name you chose. If you don't see your network, click Refresh network list in the upper-left corner. Click your network, and then click Connect in the lower-right corner.
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Windows XP will show its progress as it connects to your network. After you're connected, you can now close the Wireless Network Connection window. You're done.
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If I understand you correctly you have an Intel based MAC, with the boot-camp boot manager, so you can choose to boot either from the native MAC OS or from Windows XP.

The system works fine from the MAC OS, but the (wired) ethernet does not work from XP.

1) When you boot into XP mode, the XP operating system is in
charge and the MAC OS is dormant.

2) Check the XP device manager to see if the ethernet NIC
(network device) is properly installed and if the device
drivers are functioning.

From Windows XP:

Right click My Computer ==> Properties => Hardware ==>
==> Device Manager ==> Network Adapters =>
==> Your network controller

Right click on your network controller ==> properties

Check the device status !!!

2) If the device is NOT working properly, you may need to
download and install a device driver for this card.

3) If the device IS working properly, you may need to run
the NETWORK SETUP WIZARD from the control panel:

START ==> Control Panel ==> Network Setup Wizard ==>
==> Next.

4) Assuming you are connecting to DSL with a login password,
use the: "My computer connect to the internet through a
modem" option.

If your DSL is always on, or if you use a local router to
connect to the DSL modem (the router does the work)

Then you choose the: "My computer connects to the
internet through another computer or a residential gateway"
option.

Martin

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