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New Video Card = Intermittent Wireless Connection

Discussion in 'Networking' started by starl73, Jan 10, 2005.

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  1. starl73

    starl73 Thread Starter

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    I just installed a 2nd video card - PCI (AGP already in use). I installed it because I needed a 3rd monitor.
    Card works fine. Problem is - when I installed the new card, all of the sudden, I was unable to connect to my wireless network (linksys based). The router is fine - all my other systems are connecting to it just fine - but the upgraded system cannot.
    So, I uninstalled the video, network, rebooted and reinstalled the network. Everything started working again.
    So I reinstalled the video. It seemed to be working... I plugged in the monitor.. seemed to be working then I lose connection. Then connection is re-established. I thought maybe it was the monitor (CRT vs the others being LCD), so I turned it off. Nope, still fluctuating.
    For now, I'm removing the video card. Can anyone tell me why adding a new video card would mess up my wireless connection? The card itself seems fine - it's just having a difficult time connecting to the router...
     
  2. Old Rich

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    Could be a IROQ conflict . . try moving the wireless card to a different pci slot to see if it helps.

    wrs
     
  3. starl73

    starl73 Thread Starter

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    I tried all three slots - no change. Wouldn't the device manager reflect an IRQ conflict?
     
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    I've verified that it's not an IRQ conflict. What gets me is that the adapter SEES the network.. just won't connect to it. No errors.. nothing.
     
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