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wireless card problems

By dreux456
Aug 8, 2007
  1. I tried to install a wireless card in my Dell Dimension B110 but I'm having problems. one message I get is that "the card is unpugged", the other the driver file is possibly corrupted and cannot be loaded/accessed. I do have a rj45 ethernet connection which works fine. I tried installing the card in the two open slots on the motherboard but got the same result. any ideas on what the problem is? thanks in advance.
     
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,714

    Sounds like a faulty card.
     
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,754   +96

    Did you install the drivers first prior install the card in one of the PCI slots?
     
  4. dreux456

    dreux456 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    thanks AlbertLionHeart and tipstir. I checked other posts about the same problem and found one that mentions the prior install of the card like tipstir mentions, and I did do that. however, this was as per the instructions with the unit, so now I'm really confused. the instructions call for installing the card, then when the found new hardware wizard appears, insert the provided driver and utility cd-rom. after loading the driver, you load the utility. once the driver and utility, you're supposed to configure the wireless adapter. when this screen comes up it shows "card unplugged" and that's the end of that. should I try installing the driver first? one of the other posts mentions uninstalling the drivers, including cleaning out the registry and start menu. should I try that? thanks again for your help, it's much appreciated.
     
  5. ckrieger

    ckrieger TS Rookie Posts: 33

    Yeah, like they said, I would try installing the drivers first if you can. Uninstall the current ones, take the card out, and install the drivers. Then do everything you need to configure the card and the like.
     
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