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Need WIFI connection software

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by darin2, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. darin2

    darin2

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    I have an older laptop with a DLink 802.11b card. The computer is running Windows ME. I was able to download and install the drivers, but there is no available software to download from DLink for configuration of the card so that I can detect and connect to my wireless network. Does anyone know of a third party tool that will do this for me so I can get surfing with this? Thanks.

    Darin

    darin2@alltel.net
     
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    What is the exact model number of the card?

    It should begin with a 'D'
     

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    I can't go through those steps. As I stated in my post, I dont have the configuration software....therefore I can't do any of the things needed to connect to the network. I need the software.
     
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    Bobby thanks for trying to trouble shoot the problem, but I need 3rd party software. It's not available on their website and I spent an hour of the phone with them and they can't provide it to me. I need SOMETHING ELSE that is not D-Link. There's nothing on their website that will help.
     
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    Windows XP has good built in wireless config tools.
     
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    Yes, but as stated I have Windows ME, which has none.
     
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    This is strange as their FAQ on the installation says the configuration utility is in the download.

    Typical dumb questions from a tech support guy...Have you rebooted since you installed the drivers?
     
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    Is yours the triangular kind or does the part that stick out look rectangular?

    I owned the old triangle one and it has an older, albeit more compatible chipset. I donated it to my friend's Tivo or Prismq or one of those goofy net/tv gadgets....OS was linux and it didn't have the drivers for any of the modern TI chipsets.
     
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    I don't think it matters that it's wireless.I think it's like Win98 and you need to download WinPOET.
     
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    The links on that page work for me.