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Old 12-18-2006, 11:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A friend of mine recently bunged up his laptop with a ton of viruses, and my old friend, spy sheriff. It was at the point where windows would boot, go to desktop for about 5 seconds and crash. Safe mode yielded no results as explorer would crash promptly. I zeroed the disc and did a clean install.

He was using a wpc54g ver3 wireless network router but its not even picking it up. As a matter of fact, windows isnt showing any signs of a wireless network. Nothing in Network Connections about wireless connections..

Anyone have any ideas on how i can enable the wireless network?
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get xp sp2, not sp1
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drivers are installed for the wireless card right?
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Yep
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Its a problem with the card, not the router. there are some cards that wont work with window's wireless zero config. An old linksys card that I had didnt work with it and I had to install another utility. check in the manual and see if it says anything about that
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The card worked perfectly before the reformat. My question is, Why does windows not give me an option to enable wireless networking?
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The card worked perfectly before the reformat. My question is, Why does windows not give me an option to enable wireless networking?
you obviously ignored my post
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It is Service Pack 2..
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what the name of the wireless card? is it an internal or external card? what the name of the laptop? lastly did you try the last 2 wireless things in control panel?
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Last two? I see one.
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