WPC54G with Dell Latitude C600 Notebook Problems - HELP!

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Trooper2, Nov 9, 2003.

  1. Trooper2

    Trooper2 Guest

    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.
    Trooper2, Nov 9, 2003
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  2. 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
    TheMachineRNC, Nov 9, 2003
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  3. Trooper2

    Trooper2 Guest

    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.
    Trooper2, Nov 10, 2003
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