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Trooper2
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      11-09-2003, 03:03 AM
I purchased a Linksys WPC54G wireless NIC today to use with my Dell
Latitude C600 notebook running Windows 2000. When I first installed
as per the instructions, the Linksys network adapter worked fine. But
after I updated the drivers to the latest ones available on the
Linksys site the card no longer works.

Oddly enough, my system detects the card properly and recognizes it
every time it is added and removed however each time I try to activate
the network settings using Linksys WLAN Monitor it keeps saying
"Failed to change device configuration".

Am finally out of patience and wondered if anyone else has experienced
this issue that can help me to resolve.

Lastly, after uninstalling the Linksys monitor utility and manually
deleting the \program files\linksys folder from the machine, after
reinstalling it, it seemed to have somehow kept settings that
should've been deleted. Not sure how deeply rooted in the registry
this is, but would like to know how to COMPLETELY remove all Linksys
references from the windows 2000 registry to again install the WPC54G
from scratch.

Please help.
Thanks.
 
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TheMachineRNC
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      11-09-2003, 10:07 PM
Might want to check and see what PCMCIA controller the Dell has. If it's
Texas Instruments, you might want to try the beta driver on the download
page. Also... XP or 2K? XP in my experience is much better with
wirelesss.

"Trooper2" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> I purchased a Linksys WPC54G wireless NIC today to use with my Dell
> Latitude C600 notebook running Windows 2000. When I first installed
> as per the instructions, the Linksys network adapter worked fine. But
> after I updated the drivers to the latest ones available on the
> Linksys site the card no longer works.
>
> Oddly enough, my system detects the card properly and recognizes it
> every time it is added and removed however each time I try to activate
> the network settings using Linksys WLAN Monitor it keeps saying
> "Failed to change device configuration".
>
> Am finally out of patience and wondered if anyone else has experienced
> this issue that can help me to resolve.
>
> Lastly, after uninstalling the Linksys monitor utility and manually
> deleting the \program files\linksys folder from the machine, after
> reinstalling it, it seemed to have somehow kept settings that
> should've been deleted. Not sure how deeply rooted in the registry
> this is, but would like to know how to COMPLETELY remove all Linksys
> references from the windows 2000 registry to again install the WPC54G
> from scratch.
>
> Please help.
> Thanks.



 
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Trooper2
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      11-10-2003, 03:03 AM
Yes, the Dell c600 uses TI 1420 Cardbus which may be part of the
problem. Nevertheless, I took back the Linksys WPC54G and exchanged
for a D-Link DWL-G650 which works flawlessly. No more problems.

On Sun, 09 Nov 2003 22:07:18 GMT, "TheMachineRNC"
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Might want to check and see what PCMCIA controller the Dell has. If it's
>Texas Instruments, you might want to try the beta driver on the download
>page. Also... XP or 2K? XP in my experience is much better with
>wirelesss.
>
>"Trooper2" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>news:(E-Mail Removed).. .
>> I purchased a Linksys WPC54G wireless NIC today to use with my Dell
>> Latitude C600 notebook running Windows 2000. When I first installed
>> as per the instructions, the Linksys network adapter worked fine. But
>> after I updated the drivers to the latest ones available on the
>> Linksys site the card no longer works.
>>
>> Oddly enough, my system detects the card properly and recognizes it
>> every time it is added and removed however each time I try to activate
>> the network settings using Linksys WLAN Monitor it keeps saying
>> "Failed to change device configuration".
>>
>> Am finally out of patience and wondered if anyone else has experienced
>> this issue that can help me to resolve.
>>
>> Lastly, after uninstalling the Linksys monitor utility and manually
>> deleting the \program files\linksys folder from the machine, after
>> reinstalling it, it seemed to have somehow kept settings that
>> should've been deleted. Not sure how deeply rooted in the registry
>> this is, but would like to know how to COMPLETELY remove all Linksys
>> references from the windows 2000 registry to again install the WPC54G
>> from scratch.
>>
>> Please help.
>> Thanks.

>


 
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