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todd66

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my daughter was given a laptop (specs listed below). the previous owner wiped out the hard drive and reinstalled windows xp, it appears everything works except for the wireless card. i have installed the proper drivers from linsys for the card. the card is recognized when i insert it, and in the device manager it says that the card is there, enabled and working properly. when i try to search for availible networks it says none are availible(there are four in the area). my wireless router is a linksys N and it is broadcasting in all the channels. the only error message i get is that the card is not active. i have tried disabling and re-enabling the card multiple times, but it says that it is not active, i also have tried to connect to the internet directly to the modem and i cannot.
can anyone offer suggestions thank you
 

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forgot the computer specs

gateway solo 9500
windows xp sp2
intel pentium III
844 mhz 128 MB ram
toshiba hard drivee MK2016GAP
toshiba DVD-ROM SD-R2002
lucent win modem
intel 8255x-based pci ethernet adapter 10/100
wireless-g notebook adapter wpc54g v3 #2
 
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my daughter was given a laptop (specs listed below). the previous owner wiped out the hard drive and reinstalled windows xp, it appears everything works except for the wireless card. i have installed the proper drivers from linsys for the card. the card is recognized when i insert it, and in the device manager it says that the card is there, enabled and working properly. when i try to search for availible networks it says none are availible(there are four in the area). my wireless router is a linksys N and it is broadcasting in all the channels. the only error message i get is that the card is not active. i have tried disabling and re-enabling the card multiple times, but it says that it is not active, i also have tried to connect to the internet directly to the modem and i cannot.
can anyone offer suggestions thank you
I have a Solo 9550 - basically same laptop - maybe we can work thru it. First that comes to mind - is your router set to send/receive Mixed B, G & N wireless.? I presume you have tried direct hardwiring with standard RJ45/ CAT5/6 cable and not cross over?? Is your network encrypted? and are all settings in wireless correct, i.e. DHCP automatic?. Are you using Windows to set up or Linksys PCMCIA card software?
 

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yes i have tried those steps and i have gone through them with a tech from linksys, the only thing that i can think of is when the harddrive was formatted, he did not install some driver(s) correctly or destroyed the networking on the computer, is that a possiblity? i will try those steps again though, cant hurt to try...
 

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I would download from the PC manufacturer's web site and install the latest chipset drivers, then the networking drivers (even it that means a reinstall), and then any other ones that may still be needed. Sometimes networking does not work if the correct chipset drivers have not been installed first.
 
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