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Wireless PCMCIA Card uses 100%CPU...?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by paulb100, Jul 12, 2007.

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  1. paulb100

    paulb100 Thread Starter

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    I just purchased a Cable & Wireless PCMCIA Wireless Adapter for my laptop.
    I installed the software and drivers and it was difficult to setup but once I did
    and got it connected to the Network the CPU goes to 100% but the service that
    utilizes all this isnt diplayed in the Task Manager, it just displays 100% CPU at the
    bottom and my fan is goin bezerk and Windows is virtualy stopped...also it says
    its connected but no pages load as if it weren't....

    I use WinXP Pro SP2 and the wireless card is a Cable & Wireless 108Mbps

    can any 1 help? I have enabled most of XP services but its still the same
    I tried uninstalling it and installing the driver only and it was still the same..
    as soon as I pull out the Card it stops (CPU) and vice versa...

    PEASE HELP

    Thx
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    I'd say the right move here is to return the card. I'd be thinking some sort of compatibility issue, there are lots of PCMCIA wireless adapters, buy a name brand and I think this will not be an issue.

    Of course, for PCMCIA, one important factor is the cardbus chipset used in your laptop...
     
  3. paulb100

    paulb100 Thread Starter

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    why would it not be compatible? its an EasyNote E6310 on VIA chipset
    and ENE cardbus Controller...
    It connects and eventually webpages come through but what is causing the 100% CPU that
    is halting my laptop?
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    I have no idea. There are literally millions of combinations of hardware, and from time to time, hardware that is supposedly compatible simply isn't.

    You can fool around with this for days or try a different card. That would be my first step. :)
     
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