Wireless Network Connection problems

Discussion in 'Broadband Hardware' started by QBall2U, Jun 2, 2008.

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    QBall2U Guest

    I have an IBM Thinkpad laptop (1.6Gh) with built-in LAN, wireless, and IR.
    At home, on my DSL, I have no problems connecting to the roiuter via my
    wireless but when I am at a hotel, the only way that I can get my laptop to
    connect is to insert a linux live cd in the cd/dvd drive aand reboot. Linux
    finds the wireless (as well as all the other hardware) and allows me to
    connect to the internet. My wireless is a Red Inalblanca (or some
    such...linux says Prism 2.4 Wavelan chip, vendor: Intersil Corporation) and
    in Windows, when I click the tray icon (it looks like a little tower), the
    wording looks like spanish and I cannot read spanish, so, I do not have any
    idea what the heck any of it means! I've tried everything to get it to work
    in the motel, including disabling, uninstalling, re-enabling, reinstalling,
    etcetera ... all to no avail! It ends up disabling the device and won't
    re-enable at all! I end up having to boot the live Linux DVD to get on the
    internet!

    Thanks all,
    James
     
    QBall2U, Jun 2, 2008
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    Barb Bowman Guest

    sounds like a very old laptop. Intersil is no longer in business and
    there aren't any new windows drivers. if you are running Linux, try
    a Linux forum. Also try contacting thinkpad support. This newsgroup
    was set up to support Microsoft branded home networking hardware.

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    Barb Bowman
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    Barb Bowman, Jun 3, 2008
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