Wireless pcmcia card

By tranquil
Oct 28, 2006
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  1. Hi,
    First time on here and need some help.
    I have a conceptronic c54c wireless card which i cannot get to work in an oldish (p3 900) acer laptop. I have installed the utility for the card and the driver, the system (xp pro) finds it the card connects with good signal but I cannot connect to the internet.
    Any ideas please,

    Thanks
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    So the card actually works and you have internet connectivity issues :)

    How are you connecting to the internet? Through a wireless router?
  3. tranquil

    tranquil Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Yes, and the card works in an even older sony viao with no problems.
    The Acer works okay with a USB wireless stick but does not have as good a signal recieve as the pcmcia card so it would be good if I could get it to work.
  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    I'd like you to connect with PCMCIA card and get the point you should be able to get online. Then try this:

    Start > Run > cmd.exe

    In the black box, type ipconfig /all

    I'd like you to copy and paste the information here. To do this, you can right click anywhere in the black screen and choose "Select All". Right click anywhere in the white selection box and paste it in a reply here.
  5. tranquil

    tranquil Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Callum>ipconfig/all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : callum-30f847bf
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel 8255x-based PCI Ethernet Adapt
    er (10/100)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-E2-54-56-E1

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Conceptronic 54g Wireless PC-Card #2

    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-80-5A-22-15-F0
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.103
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 29 October 2006 14:42:01
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 05 November 2006 14:42:01

    C:\Documents and Settings\Callum>
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    Everything looks just great here.. Are you sure this is your wireless network you are connected to? Also, could it be that your router is configured to allow only certain hosts to access the internet?
  7. tranquil

    tranquil Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    yes this is my home network, as I mentioned I can connect with the same laptop using a usb stick dongle with no problem. And the card works Ok in a different laptop connecting to the same network and router.
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