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Solved: Cant connect wirelessly... Maybe wireless card issue?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Arbor33, Sep 28, 2008.

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  1. Arbor33

    Arbor33 Thread Starter

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    Hello all,

    I recently built a computer for the first time and everything went pretty smoothly. I currently have 2 partitions, one is Ubuntu (hardy) and Windows XP 64 bit. I installed the drivers for the wireless card in XP and I have an icon in the system tray with an X through the signal bars. When I double click on the icon in the system tray an interface comes up with buttons such as link info, configuration, advanced... etc. The only problem is when I click the buttons, nothing displays in the display area. I think it must be because its a 64 bit operating system but im unsure.

    I tried to update the drivers via device manager but it says that the drivers are already up to par and what not. I cant set up a wireless connection through the control panel either but thats probably because everything else needs to be fixed first.

    I can get Windows 98, 2000, Vista Business (64 and 32), XP (64 and 32), and a whole bunch of server OSs for free from school so Im currently downloading vista 32 bit to try out the card because I know its compatible and I will try a third partition to see what I can do.

    The card is a Hiro H50169 Wireless G Network Adapter - 802.11g, 54Mbps, PCI I purchased from tigerdirect. Its running on an ASUS mobo and as far as I can tell its physically installed correctly.

    Any guidance/help at all would be appreciated as I'm such a novice with all of this.
    Thanks!
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Like you said, my betting would be the fact that it's a 64 bit version of Windows.
     
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