PC doesn't recognize xircom card

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

monty-jay

Thread Starter
Joined
Jan 25, 2003
Messages
12
Hi All...As you might know, I was having trouble starting win98 and I recently was able to fix that. Now I am almost all the way done with fixing my laptop back up, but I have one thing left and I don't know what to do. I have a xircom pc card that I use to connect to the net and my laptop is NOT recognizing it...Is there any way I might be able to get this working again?
 

~Candy~

Retired Administrator
Joined
Jan 27, 2001
Messages
103,706
Did you run the installation for it? It came with a floppy disk, correct?
 

monty-jay

Thread Starter
Joined
Jan 25, 2003
Messages
12
It did, but I do not have any of the software. I bought this off of a friend of mine about two years back and he never gave me the rest of the software. Would that be my only option, to try and reinstall the card's software? I can't just search for a driver?

ITs reading the card slot ok, but it just won't recognize the xircom card. I kept all the old files/folder for it when I reinstalled windows, so its still there. would there be anyway I could use that to help me?
 

monty-jay

Thread Starter
Joined
Jan 25, 2003
Messages
12
Originally posted by AcaCandy:
Try here (Intel bought Xircom)

http://appsr.intel.com/scripts-df/support_intel.asp#
Thanks, but I tried that as well and it did not seem to help. It did download some adapter and part of the xircom utilities recognize that, but the problem is it won't recognize any xircom modems. I have downloaded maybe 4 drivers/apps that I believe relate to my xircom realport card, but none have helped with the missing xircom modem issue...
 

~Candy~

Retired Administrator
Joined
Jan 27, 2001
Messages
103,706
Does it appear in the control panel, system, device manager?
 

monty-jay

Thread Starter
Joined
Jan 25, 2003
Messages
12
the only thing that comes up is something like under other devices:

"? PCI Ethernet card controller bus"

(I don't have the laptop with me to double check what it says)

But no mention of xircom anywhere...
 

~Candy~

Retired Administrator
Joined
Jan 27, 2001
Messages
103,706
What does it say the problem is? What happens if you choose update driver and point it to the stuff you downloaded?
 

monty-jay

Thread Starter
Joined
Jan 25, 2003
Messages
12
it says something like no drivers can be found, the best driver is currently in use, etc...

When I try and update the driver at the "? PCI Ethernet..." it says none can be found...
 

~Candy~

Retired Administrator
Joined
Jan 27, 2001
Messages
103,706
Remove it from device manager.......leave the card in the slot, then restart.........will windows find it and ask for drivers?
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Top