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Solved: Wireless Adapter Problem

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Jbrown832, Oct 2, 2008.

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  1. Jbrown832

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    I've just wiped my sisters laptop clean and reinstalled windows again. The laptop is a IBM T40, so I went to the IBM (lenovo) site to download all the relevant drivers. Everything installed correctly apart from the Wireless.

    The drivers are downloaded were 'Cisco' ones that were for the model and I installed them the way it said in the instructions. The adapter actually installed but then when I go to connect to my router it try's to establish a connection then comes up with and error. I tried right clicking and repair, but then it comes up with "make sure the network adapter is installed properly", and then crashes.

    This is the second time I've installed all the drivers again and the first time I did it, it worked fine. I just don't understand why it won't this time.


    Thank You!
     
  2. Sief9

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    Download and install the program "Uniblue DriverScanner", what it does is scan your drives and checks what's out of date and such. And from the program you can download and install drivers. Unfortunately you have to pay for the program for the full version which I think allows you to download the driver.

    So google the program, and see how it works out.

    Hope it helps! :)
     
  3. TerryNet

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    What is the brand and model of the wireless adapter?
     
  4. Jbrown832

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    It's the 'Cisco Wireless LAN Mini PCI adapter'
     
  5. Jbrown832

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    And can anyone help me, that doesn't involve me paying out lol
     
  6. TerryNet

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    Strange. Try the installs again, making sure you install the chipset first, and then the networking drivers.
     
  7. Jbrown832

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    That may just be it :) Thanks for you help
     
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    It might be possible that this time there is no tuning between your OS and the driver, either reinstall everything or uninstall n/w adapter and then reinstall it, i think this time it will work


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  9. Jbrown832

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    How do I completely uninstall the wireless adapter and chipset? so that I can install them in the correct order this time round lol
     
  10. TerryNet

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    Just install them. If you run into any resistance (not likely) you can use Device Manager to uninstall a driver.
     
  11. Jbrown832

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    Tried it, still the same :confused:
     
  12. TerryNet

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    This seems very strange. Is there any chance that you downloaded the wrong drivers?

    What, if any, errors, warnings or unknown devices are shown in Device Manager?
     
  13. Jbrown832

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    No it's definitely the right drivers. I got them off the site for the right model and I've used the drivers before.

    It just says make sure the it's installed properly.
     
  14. TerryNet

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    I have no other ideas of what's wrong or how to fix it.

    If it were me I'd run a disk check (setting the options for automatic fixing), format the disk, install Windows again, install the drivers and hope that the current problem is some kind of glitch that doesn't reoccur or was a disk error that was fixed with the disk check.
     
  15. Jbrown832

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    Ok thanks. How do I run a disk check? lol
     
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