Solve this wireless card mystery

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by hondgm, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. hondgm

    hondgm Guest

    Got a Dell Inspiron 2500 and a "Dynex DX-WGNBC" PCMCIA network card,
    which is apparently a Best Buy store brand. Seems to have an Atheros

    I initially install it on the laptop, which has a very poorly running
    installation of Win ME. Works fine. Then I format and install
    Win2K. The card doesn't work. The driver installs, looks good in
    device manager, etc. But the connection manager refuses to see any
    networks. I install Service Pack 2, and that does nothing. Out of
    desperation, I try SP4. Nothing. I uninstall, reboot, check device
    manager in safe mode, and try the driver from the Dynex website.
    Still won't work.

    I try the card on a HP laptop, also running Win2K SP4 and it works
    fine. I try a Netgear USB wireless adapter on the Dell and that

    Finally, I format and install XP on the Dell and the card works! What
    the heck?
    hondgm, Jun 24, 2007
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  2. hondgm

    Quaoar Guest

    Did you examine the installation CD for driver folders labeled
    WinME/Win2K? Dynex manufactures good, but not exceptional peripheral
    PC-Card devices; Dynex is not a Best Buy brand, AFIK.

    Quaoar, Jun 27, 2007
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