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Old 12-13-03, 01:02 AM
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Computer not recognizing Wireless-G PCI Adapter

Yeah, another computer problem for me. It's been a rough couple months.

Before I had to completely reboot Windows XP, I had Linksys' Wireless-G PCI Adapter installed. My computer recognized it, and I could connect at home fine.

But I had to reboot, and now my computer is acting like it isn't even attached. I took apart the tower, took out the adapter, and put it back in. I know it's firmly in place. Still, my computer doesn't recognize it.

Any suggestions? Definitely appreciated, and thanks ahead of time.
Old 12-15-03, 10:16 AM
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...does this mean I'm S.O.L.?
Old 12-15-03, 12:43 PM
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Have you tried to uninstall the software that came with it? Also, have you tried to remove it from the device manager?
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I did a fresh reboot on Windows. So any software there was got erased.

It's not in the device manager. That's part of my problem.
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there might be something in the Bios that might disable it, I had that with my lan.
Old 12-16-03, 01:31 PM
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It might be conflicting with another expansion card in your system. Have you tried to move the Linksys card to another PCI slot? It might be a last resort but you could also try removing all of the other expansion cards except for the Linksys card and your video card to see if it gets you anywhere.

Good luck.
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I'll try another PCI slot tonight. Hoping it wouldn't come to that, but it's worth a try. Thanks.

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