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Wireless on Windows 2000

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  1. dixie1006

    dixie1006 Thread Starter

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    Im struggling with a neighbours pc! They want to go wireless so I fitted a Marvell Liberatis wireless card which the pc recognises ok in device manager. In Network connections it shows the wired and wireless connections. I can connect to the internet wired but it does not pick up the wireless. No window opens to ask me for wep code, ssid, etc. I brought the pc to my house where I have sky - netgear wireless which works fine. I can still connect only wired. I have spent hours on the internet looking for an answer. I have followed instructions to go into my comp > manage > services> wireless connection > auto > start etc. this hasn't worked, although when I clicked to start it, I got an error code which I looked up and it said 'Client for Microsoft Network' was disabled. It wasn't in the properties list, there was only the TCP/IP, so I put client in there.
    There must be something Im not doing but Ive spent hours on it and don't know where to look next. The wireless connection under network connections has the red 'X' on it and it says 'network cable unplugged'??
    Any ideas?
    Gail::confused:
     
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    I assume that a wireless utility came with the card and that it was installed. When you run it does it automatically look for available networks or do you have to prompt it to do so? Do you detect any?
     
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    No, there was no utility with the card, just the driver. It doesn't automatically look for wireless networks and I don't know how to prompt it on w2k. In XP you can use windows to search for available networks but I can't find that option in W2K. So I have no idea how to prompt it.
    Gail
     
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    Don't spend any more time looking for W2K's wireless utility; there is none.

    If you can't find an appropriate utility on Marvell's web site I don't think you'll get very far. There may be 3rd party general purpose wireless utilities--I've never looked.
     
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    If the card didn't ship with a 2K wireless utility, it's possible it's not intended for use with Windows earlier than XP.
     
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    The card didn't come with any utility but the driver disk that came with it said for 2000/XP. Ive found a driver on driversguide, it has the same number after it (Marvell Liberatas 8335) but Im going to download it and see if that makes any difference.
    Gail
     
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    I have downloaded a zip file from driverguide which had a wireless utility programme with it. After quite a bit of trial and error, changing a few things, entering details etc......I have got the wireless working! My next step is to take the pc back to its owners and hopefully set it up there ok. At least now I know W2K and the Marvell wireless card are working fine.
    Thank you all very much for your help.
    Gail
     
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    Glad we could assist.

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